We Bagged Bagan, or The Other Way Round?
Or am I having a premonition of local life going into hiding- like in other small cities that are mercilessly inundated with tourists? For now, the foreigners that stream into town in exponentially increasing numbers are still met with good-natured curiosity and even enthusiasm.… I wonder why……
Well seriously, we actually enjoyed paying this guy, (who we called Rumpelstilzchen), even though his last-to-be-had-in-town rooms were terribly over-priced. His little jig of unadulterated delight when we paid him was worth every dollar. Here, he’s packing up after the dance.
and glimpses of stories that only life itself will ever tell-
The vendors laughed, and smiled a lot, when we put the camera aside long enough to buy a big bag of tomatoes, carrots, avocados and limes. One of our best salads yet!
Of course we climbed a pagoda for the Bagan Sunset Experience. Yes it was crowded, and yes it felt somewhat like being on the wrong side of the bars in a zoo…