Balloons Over Bagan 3

After flying over the ruins, pilots landed the balloons on a sand bar just beyond a line of trees.

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Balloons landing next to the Ayeyarwady River.

Chris informed us that our balloon was too far north and that we’d have to land on the other side of the Ayeyarwady River.

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Flying over the Ayeyarwady River.
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Chris planning our landing.

After landing on an island across the river, a crew retrieved our group and took us by boat to catch our bus.

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The crew disassembled the balloon while we enjoyed champagne and fruit on the boat.

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Erich and John.
Erich and John.

We saw a “chicken courier” loading his motorcycle when we got off the boat. Seeing this made me think briefly about becoming vegetarian.imageimageBalloon flight certificate. image

Next up: Pindaya and Kalaw.

 

 

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