The Irrawaddy

The featured image is the kind of e-bike that is for rent here, with a little bit of red. Again many thanks for allowing all these off-topic posts.

Obviously not e-bikes

I see all over Bagan signs for e-bike rental. Ah, that would be great, I think. On closer scrutiny we see that they are renting motorized scooters which look pretty heavy, relatively speaking. I read that it’s really easy to learn to ride them, even if you have no experience. I also saw some young tourists who got stuck in the sand with their rented e-bikes. You might as well give me a motorcycle, it would be all the same to me. I wouldn’t be able to handle it. So we either walk or get a tuktuk.

Although we have been close to this legendary river since we arrived in Myanmar, today was the first time we saw the Irrawaddy.
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I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

5 response to "The Irrawaddy"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: December 25, 2019

    You are not REALLY off topic ;’-), And even if you are, I sure enjoy your photos and stories. So keep on keepin’ on here for us.

    I am sorry to read that your health is not yet tip top. Do take care, as it seems you are, and take all those pills! The very best to you and Janos.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: December 25, 2019

      Thanks, Nancy! Being laid up has given me more time for internet and I am enjoying sharing with you guys.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 25, 2019

    Beautiful photos, and very close to a solstice sunset.

    Hope the new meds work well — nice to see a Doctor and get what you need right there and then.

    Are those bicycles still in service do you think?
    Looking more closely, that is quite a rod actuated braking system on those bicycles.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: December 25, 2019

    Isn’t it always close to the solstice and equinox here? I mean the length of the days hardly varies.
    I suspect those bikes are still in service, regardless of brakes!

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: December 26, 2019

    Splendid river photos! Hope this next round of meds gets you back in good shape. Those little mopeds that ‘are easy to learn’ are responsible for a lot of Australian horror stories in Bali. It seems like several times a year you hear of a young person over there that has come off of one and ended up with terrible head injuries. I would stick to walking or a tuk tuk, too!

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