Mandalay and on to Bagan

August 25, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

In Mandalay we were up at 4 am to go to U Bein bridge in order to see what we had been assured was a lot of activity on the bridge. I had illusions of rows of monks but the reality was the local populace, which includes monks, out for morning constitutionals, chats, prayer and transportation of goods from one side of the bridge to the other.

U Bein bridge

And more

U bein bridge early

And the light

Light on water U Bein bridge

I could go on and on but I'll hold back. There are more pictures in Myanmar 2013, so do have a look.

After James's accident which I won't go into here we had booked a trip on a boat down to Bagan and we decided to continue on. At one stop there was a stop while passengers boarded and this woman who had been doing her washing stopped to watch the weird, light people in stupid clothes staring back at her.

Portrait outside Mandalay

I'll do some more on this journey but this blog will finish with a couple of images from Bagan to whet your appetite.

figure outside temple

And the standing buddha who is so serene.

Bagan Standing Buddha

Do have a look at the gallery Myanmar 2013. I am adding pictures to it all the time. I will do some captioning so that you will know where we were. Thank you for taking the time to look.


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