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Sailing on the river  

Sailing on the river

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

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