March 14: Begin Cruising Irrawaddy River
We leave Yangon for the five hour bus ride to Pyay where we board the Irrawaddy Explorer. I have included pictures of the rest stop, a store and a home taken during the trip.
Pyay was established as a transshipment port on the Irrawaddy in the late 19th Century, but the town dates from the 5th to 6th C. Today it is the port from which we begin our river cruise.
Our room was on the middle deck above the gang plank.