Bagan: the land almost forgotten by time
"Slumbook question No. 3: What's your favorite Bagan experience?"
Two days after we came back from our Myanmar trip, our group was still inflicted with a serious case of vacation hangover. Every now and then, one of us would send a photo in our Viber group or prod each other with questions which would launch an hour or so of reminiscing.
This particular question, I really had a hard time answering. Our vacation was only for seven days but it felt longer with everything that we experienced. Rather than just going on two three-hour flights and a 10-hour bus ride, it felt like we traveled back in time to a land filled with stories of old waiting to be told.
Everything about Myanmar is just memorable.
The breathtaking sunrises...
The temples whose walls reverberate with tales of forgotten kingdoms...
The unique dishes that reflect the different layers of the Burmese culture...
And, of course, the people beautifully caught between traditions of the past and the threshold of present times.
So forgive me if I can't tell you right away what my favorite Bagan experience is. And if Myanmar isn't on your bucket list yet, I suggest you put it there, go to the land almost forgotten by time, and be in the same wonderful post-travel conundrum I am in.