Off to Bago and Malaysia
Trip Start Jan 11, 2011
43Trip End May 23, 2011
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Where I stayed
Jade garden hotel
It was shorter then I expcted, only 11 hours. We caught another bus back to Bago and had a motorbike tour of the small town, squeezing three of us onto one small skooter. We saw some more Pagodas of course, some very large buddhas and drove right into a large monastery, where we helped give out rice to a thousand monks housed there. He was also happy to take us to a Burmese restaurant where only the locals eat. We found that you can have as much vegetarian curry as you want as long as you spend at least 1000 kyat ($1.15). It seems curries are always good in all cultures. Yum!
For such a small town, it was very noisy and crowded.
After a small carfuffle concerning the price of the tour we managed to have just enough Kyat to make it back to the airport after a short ride on a local bus back to the hectic dustbowl that is Mingalar bus station.
What I'll miss most: the kindness and helpfulness even though it may mean paying a price
What I'll miss least: the hawkers, and being woken up in the morning by hocking neighbours