A Boy and His Horse

Scaramouchine quickly perceived that travel by horse cart was the best way to see Bagan.  Scaramouchine discovered that the sustained and alarming vomiting that resulted when riding at the back of the horse cart was alleviated by sitting at the front, beside the driver.  Thus situated, Scaramouchine enjoyed a leisurely ride to Old Bagan and across the Grand Plain, enjoying the scenery and the fresh clean air.

The first driver, Ming Ming, was a veteran of seven years driving.  He, with his horse Lucky, was confident and competent.  On day two Ming Ming was already booked and referred Scaramouchine to Go Go (pronounced Ko Ko) and his horse Noriko (named by a Japanese tourist), who proved to be an agreeable companion while leisurely viewing ruined temples across the Grand Plain and past the Tharbar Gate.

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Ming Ming with his horse Lucky.

Ming Ming with his horse Lucky.

Go-Go and Noriko

Go-Go and Noriko

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Go Go is the son of a fisherman. Having no feel for the fishing

industry, he told his father he wanted to ‘work with tourists’. His father bought him a horse, clearly a sizable investment in Myanmar. The future rests with Go Go and Noriko.

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Wind Chimes at Leimyethna

Wind Chimes at Leimyethna

Coming to the Tharbar Gate

Coming to the Tharbar Gate

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Moonlight in the horsecart

Moonlight in the horsecart

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