It was nice to get out early and check out the town. We climbed up the stairs to the walkway along the river. First, we went to the left and came to a dead end and then walked back past the boat. Here are a few photos of what we saw:
We continued walking down a side street but some dog came running out to bark at us so we didn’t stop to take any photos. We returned to the boat to wait for the group to meet us and then walked to the fort.
Back With the Group and a Walk to the Minhla Fort
The construction of the fort was unusual. We climbed the stairs to the top and looked out over the river. Thu Thu mentioned that they use to have the evening meal in the fort but it was taken over by the Archeological Institute and they are not allowed to eat there anymore.
Meandering Around the Streets
After walking around the fort, we meandered down the street. We had another look at the school and the grazing cows. The company director was walking along with us. I mentioned that Shawn and I might be interested in going to Africa. His company had campsites in various places in Africa but it was not his side of the business. Since he was from South Africa and had visited some of the campsites, he said he would meet with us and give us his travel thoughts as to which campsite we might like. We did meet with him the next day and it was a very informative session. Not sure if we will go, but he gave us some good ideas.
We met a family who made drums. They were having to move their house because of the rainy season as it was too close to the edge of the river so they only had these samples of drums to show us.
We got back on the boat and left around 10 am heading for Magwe and an afternoon excursion to visit the Mya Than Lun – Pagoda made from gold bricks.