A monk gets dunked

After the nine-hour trip from Yangon to Bagan, I never wanted to ride on another bus again. But there I was, two days later, climbing on the Bagan Minn Thar Express once again to make the return journey, this time overnight. And it wasn’t too bad, actually - for me, at least. There was a … Continue reading A monk gets dunked

Things to do in Bagan when you’re dead

Today was a day that I probably didn't need to spend in Bagan. I saw a bunch of temples yesterday, and didn't have a burning urge to see any more today, but I'm stuck here till 8pm, so what did I do? I looked at temples and got drunk. Shit, it's Bagan, it's not like … Continue reading Things to do in Bagan when you’re dead

Mission of Burma (that’s when I reach for my Myanmar Lager)

I expected Myanmar to be extremely poor, backwards and run-down, but have been surprised to discover that the city of Yangon is a modern, progressive place that is a joy to walk around and overloaded with things to see and do. The streets are wide, with plenty of trees and footbaths big enough to actually … Continue reading Mission of Burma (that’s when I reach for my Myanmar Lager)