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Friday, January 06, 2006

Welcome to the temples of Bagan. There are thousands of these scattered around the area, many of them more than 1,000 years old. It is a big tourist area, and one can even take hot air balloon rides for 200 Euro (I think $250)...to put the cost of this in perspective: I met a guy buying two tickets for guests in his hotel. The guy was 20 years old and spoke English, Chinese, Japanese, and some German, in addition, of course, to Burmese. His monthly income: under $7. Two years of working and not eating and he could almost take that hot air balloon ride.  Posted by Picasa


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