I hadn't seen another tourist in a week so the Italian coffee, wi-fi and burgers of Myanmar's most touristic destination were welcome! I spent over a week here in a friendly guest house called Shwe Ni Di - I had a room for $7 a night. I had a bicycle to get around on - by far the best way of getting to and around the 2500 Stupas that pepper the desert-like terrain just outside old Bagan.
|A few of the many many many many temples!|
|He supplied the postcards you received|
I found a little cafe with the name "Wetherspoons" and had to investigate further (Wetherspoons is a chain of cheap pubs in the UK). The owner, Winton, trained as a chef in Bristol, in the Cambridge arms! I've been in this pub several times when I lived in Bristol. He learned to make burgers - very very good burgers! The burgers here are the best I've had anywhere on my travels - It's surreal coming across a place like this!
|THE BEST BURGER IN ASIA!|
An advertising board on the main street costs $3000 a year to hire. You can only hire it for a year - there's no weekly or monthly options. The board has been empty for years!
Burmese curry set and a fake 7eleven