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Sailing on the river  
   

Sailing on the river

The wind blew in the opposite direction of the current, making sails pretty useful for the locals and great for the camera toting tourists.
Cruising down the Irrawaddy

June 1st 2006
To get from Mandalay to Bagan you can choose between a 7 hour bus ride or 9 hour ferry. Pretty simple choice given the quality of buses and roads in this part of the world. The hotel staff didn't wake me me up at 3:15 as promised so I woke them up. After a hasty breakfast served by a bleary-eyed but surprisingly cheerful cook, I arrived at the ferry terminal at 4:30am for the 5 o-clock ferry. ... read more
Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Irrawaddy River

Burmese Flag Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
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