Note: Despite getting robbed and losing most of my tangible travel memories, the one memory card I found lying on the floor was a 32GB card full of my Burma and Cambodia pictures. Though I wish I could get all of the pictures (and notebooks) back, finding this card was an overwhelming relief; the two places I still wanted to document on my blog were Burma and Cambodia. As they say, onwards and upwards! And that’s exactly what I will continue to do.
* * *
Burma’s former capital of Mandalay has no shortage of things to keep you busy, but one of my favourites was to simply disappear into the bustle of people on U Bein bridge and watch the sun fade over the water. In my few days exploring Mandalay, I came to the bridge for 3 sunsets and each was spectacular.
Easily one of Burma’s most photographed sights, U Bein is a teak bridge stretching close to 1200 meters across Taungthaman Lake. While busy throughout the day, it sees the most activity at dusk: fishermen in the still waters, monks streaming crimson from one end to the other, Burmese biking from shore to shore on their way home from work. I loved standing to the side and watching the world go by, a world I’ll never be a part of but one that left me wide-eyed and smiling.

Shadow of U Bein Bridge, midway across.

Continue reading on legalnomads

Comments by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

About this author

  • Jodi Ettenberg

    Born in Montreal, Canada, Jodi Ettenberg is a former new media and technology lawyer who quit her job after 5+ years of working…

Also by this author

Latest travel blog posts