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.