Bago and Taungoo

The very next day we were off North by bus. First we had to get a taxi to the bus station. We got on a rickety bus blaring a Burmese cabaret video for a few hours. Then we got to a town that made us feel more at home, as it felt less controlled (a bit like India, in other words). This town, Bago, harboured treasures. A giant reclining Buddha, and magnificent payas.
After a brief visit, we got another bus to Taungoo, to stay in a guesthouse described in the infamous LP guide, to catch our breath. Strolling round the market and shaded alleys on the outskirts of town was a great pleasure and constantly held surprises for us.

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