Next we flew to Mandalay and were able to see all the monks as they lined up for their daily meal. You should have seen the size of pot they used for rice!
We took another horse cart ride to Inwa. This time Porter caught on to the driving thing and was sure to help out the entire time. There were girls that would follow the carts the entire time trying to sell their trinkets.
Another attempt at a family picture... I still like it.
We went on a boat ride to Mingun. This is how we got to our boat, and then climbed through a few other boats to finally get to ours. Mingun was so hot! We were dripping in sweat, but it was an amazing place to visit.
We climbed to the top of Mingun's great pagoda or Mingun's biggest brick pile. Being a sacred place, we had to take our shoes off. Toby and I ran up the staircase on the right and we are those tiny specs on top there. The stairs were soooo hot I thought my feet were going to burn off. We purposely left Zeke at the bottom with Grandma and Grandpa but then there he was at the top. A local carried him all the way to the top!
The Teak monastery. The kids had fun enjoying the cool room and decided to wrestle for a while so we took a break as well.
World's biggest book. Each pagoda held a large bronze slab with writing on it.
We went back to the largest Teak bridge (almost a mile long) at sunset. The boys made friends with a local fisherman. When we were leaving, he grabbed Zeke's hand and walked with him back to the end of the bridge.