Nyaung U – Myingyan = 70km
Have had a great rest in Nyaung U and loved our stay at the Bagan Star Hotel where the staff were exceptional. There was even a bit of a song and dance on the street yesterday with this parade outside the hotel.
The hotel staff ever so kindly gave us a bottle of wine last night which we think was to thank us for the glowing trip advisor review we did. The excitement of having a lovely wine was short lived as it was corked. So they then give us a bottle of bubbles that also had to go down the sink, but we couldn’t tell them that. Think wine and the Myanmar heat may have something to do with it, so it was back down to our favourite beer station.
With our favourite barman Sanuu. He works 14 hour days, every day of the week, and lives out the back. The nicest guy with pretty good English and would be an orthodontists dream!
We were stoked this morning it had rained over night and temps were a little cooler at 32deg with perfect cloud cover.
Undulating hills on a pretty good road sharing with the little trucks, big trucks, mini vans and scooters we smashed out the k’s today with fresh legs.
Plenty to look at and we passed through some of the poorest villages we have seen yet. Maybe they just looked worse due to the rain and mud.
This was the road we were on all day today so not bad condition. Still can’t decide if these were goats or sheep. They had face and ears like goats and tails and fleece like sheep. We decided they were Shoats.
Arrived in Myingyan at midday and found a roadside stall for a cuppa and snacks.
Samosas With unidentified filling and donut thingies with coconut inside. They are scrummy and 10c each a bargain.
Here they are being made by hand.
Found some digs which once again have the friendliest staff and so many of them. Not the best cleaning standards but perfect for one night. Even includes brekkie tomorrow which will be good before our big 95km day to Sagaing.
Some of the amazing wildlife we have seen on our travels but normally running across the road as we bike past. Today this fella was just down the street.