All posts tagged: Bago

Bago,Myanmar, Snaps Rounded up.

Shwemawdaw Paya Snake pagoda Kyaly Khat Wai Monastery, prepping for lunch to feed just a little over a thousand monks. Mya Tha Lyaung Reclining Buddha Should you feel the urge to buy a Longyi while in Myanmar, I recommend this home based manufacturer. There was a variation to choose from priced reasonably and on the plus you get to see how the capsule family business runs. It’s interesting what you can find around the globe.Toothpaste in powdered form anyone? Fermented rice and anchovies All about the sachets I tell ya. We bought a couple packs for the sake of doing so. Noo! It’s not dirt rubbed onto the face, it’s Thanaka a cosmetic paste. I was told it’s rather cooling when applied and works great as sun protection. Asian Zinka anyone? Couldn’t help but gawk at the avocados. Look at the size of them!!   Up-cycling ideas? Mohinga, yeah. This was bowl no.3 for the day, a slight variation to the original. Che zu tin bar te Thuzar! San Francisco MotelΒ  was definitely the right …

Bago, Myanmmar

If you’re traveling by land around Myanmar I highly recommend on the itinerary a wee spot named Bago. It is commonly perceived as a sleepy stop over town on the way to Golden Rock, or Inle Lake, if you’re traveling by bus up east from Yangon. The new town of Pegu took me by surprise (perhaps it was it hospitality or maybe it IΒ  was just glad to be removed from the bus seat I molded into.), I’d say it was probably the combination of the two. Which calls upon the plug for San Francisco Hotel; priced well,Β  clean, and reliable wi-fi (means a lot when you’re in Myanmar).Β  The family running the hotel are incredibly nice, they also provide motorbike day tour on the side to suit tourist laying over for the night before hitting their journey again the next day. The morning was kick started with the question ‘what would you like for breakfast?’ without hesitation our response was “local please”. My partner in crime Adrian and I were ushered on two separate …