After climbing up the river bank, we waited for the group to assemble, making sure we kept out of the way of the traffic ...
Wandering slowly down the streets, passing some locals ... Nuns here, gathering alms.
There's my girl in yellow .. early today ..
We pulled a left, passing the tiniest of markets ...
and - what is this?
Maybe the first tourist group we have seen since leaving Yangon
The little boy has his eyes on something ---- I'd give a thumbs up to that too ...
This lady is a fellow passenger & I know she is an American, living in Italy, but cannot recall her name.
Here's some rather attractive fire buckets ...
This is the main attraction of the day but I was not paying attention, again. A Teak pagoda perhaps.
There was a frieze around the building, telling a story.
I did not go into the building, just walked round the outside. That young lady was the guide for inside as she had the flashlight.
Perhaps I should have gone in after all.
More of the story ..
In case you wanted to clean your teeth, here is a Neem tree, conveniently labelled.
In india, people use twigs from the Neem as tooth brushes. One use only as opposed to many uses with a tooth brush.
And a Tamarind ..
This was taken from underneath the building ..
... and some public drinking pots ..
Maybe the story was a little rude - & I should have been paying attention ..
While we were waiting for the group to re-assemble, Mike bought a picture a man had just finished. Mike had to wait for it to dry before he could collect it. A very fine piece of work & worth quite a bit more than the 3 or 4 dollars he paid ..
We are across the road now .. on our way back to the boat ..
The girl guide again - I really should have gone in that building
This strange gateway leads to a Pagoda ...
More wonderful shadows ..
and that lady again .. Chatting with the locals .. Showing them their photos ... Myanmar ladies were only too pleased for us to photograph their children ..
Now then Barbara - what does that lady have on her head?
You guessed it - an oil drum ..
A monk out for an evening stroll ....
A Stupa - note the people at the bottom, waving to me. Mingalaba to you.
Children come out to see us as we pass, & mom follows .. with baby.
Teenagers - doing what teenagers do ...
The lady with the white shorts is also a fellow passenger whose name escapes me. Part of the group who live in Italy, but this one is from the UK ..
Back to the boat ...
Where the locals are doing what the locals do ...
A riverside demonstration on how to wear a Longyi ..
AND - THAT'S A WRAP ...