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@ 10 September 2015- Myanmar

Some of the many temples around Began area
Some of the many temples around Began area

Today was a day of site seeing and staying at Old Bagan so no riding, just being driven around in the Hiace van for the day which wa s pleasant change.

As the weather gets very hot and humid during the day we started out at 08:00am to visit the many Buddhist temples that surrounded this historic area. We were told there are in excess of 3,000 temples in the region dating back to the 9th century, which after a short drive we were amazed at the number!

Steve and I atop one of the many temples
Steve and I atop one of the many temples

We took time to climb to the top of one of the larger temples which gave us a great view of the surrounding area.

Following the site seeing we popped back to the metal workshop to collect the modified bracket that had been made for Steve’s top box. We had joked with the worker as to what colour we should paint the new part and to our amazement when we arrived there was the bracket all freshly painted and ready to fit! It didn’t take long to do the final fit up and we were soon on our way back to the hotel for the afternoon. Steve was releived the box was sorted again.

The new mounting bracket ready to fit and painted! Great work
The new mounting bracket ready to fit and painted! Great work

The ¬†after noon was spent working on the Blog as the Internet was reasonable at the hotel and getting our selves sorted ready for tomorrow’s ride as we would be back on the road once more.