When I arrived in Bago, Myanmar, there is this old man I talked about previously that approaches me, comes with me to my hotel bedroom and leaves with a question: tomorrow 8 AM?
What is my surprise that this same old man is knocking at my door at 8 AM??!! First of all, how does this Hotel allows people to come in like this and knock at my door? What do I do now that I have a Burmese man at my door? Simple, I still sleep… I had planned to sleep until around 10 AM cause I was tired and there isn’t so much to see in Bago. I hear this guy knocking at my door at 8:30, at 9:00, at 9:30 and at 10 I open the door and there he is with a huge smile on his face telling me to take my time.
At this point, I’m thinking that I don’t believe I will really have to spend my day with this guy as he won’t let go of me. At least the day tour wasn’t so expensive… but I was really pissed off.
Before leaving the Hotel, I go to its top as it is one of the tallest buildings I see around and I read on internet reviews that the view was nice. The Burmese guy went with me and waited while I’m taking some photos and appreciating the view. We leave the Hotel towards his moto. This guy is such a nice man that I can’t be mad at him for pressing me for this day tour. He always has a smile on his face, he is so gentle and sweet. In the beginning, I was wishing him bad things, but already at the 1st hour we spent together I’m so glad he appeared and we spent this day together. God is truly putting the right things on my way.
I don’t know the name of my guide and he doesn’t speak much English, but he is making a good effort and I can understand the most important things. He took me to the most important places to visit in Bago. We rode his moto all day.
At one of the first places we visited, the ground was full of the typical flowers from Myanmar. They call them the star flowers and ever since it’s my favorite flower. And they smell so good… He caught some flowers and starts decorating my hair with them. So sweet!!! I loved the idea and kept them in my hair for as long as could. For lunch I let him choose the place and I tried to ask him for a clean place as I don’t want to get food intoxication again. This place isn’t looking so good but I trust him. The food is tasty and I didn’t feel sick, yeah! Of course, I paid for his meal…
Meanwhile, I got to see the Naungdawgyi Myathalyaung Reclining Buddha that was the biggest Buddha I have seen so far. And it has blue eyes… That I wasn’t expecting! My guide left me here while he went to fix his moto. I don’t know exactly what happened, I just know that he asked me for some money to fix the motorbike and left.