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This is the smart little guide I met the day before in Bagan when I got up the first morning to reach a pagoda for sunrise. He helped me to find a good spot and gave me many tips about Bagan and its surrounding.

He was waiting outside Old Bagan and started chatting with me with a really good english. He led me to the Mingalazedi temple where I had a fabulous view.

The second morning, He showed me a very different spot. Waiting for the sunrise, I played with him and the camera. I made him painting the wall of a nearby temple with his lamptorch and made many long exposure pictures and tried to explain him that it was him who enlightened some parts of the walls I was shooting. He was really interested and having fun I guess.

When I was done with my classical sunrise shots, we walked back through many temples. Before leaving him, I made few portraits of him in front of a little red brick stupa. I thought that the sunrise light on these bricks could creat a nice background. He told me he was living quite near Old Bagan and that when not going to school or leading travellers around, he used to help his father fishing on the Irrawaddy river..

I'm a bit sad since I'm sure I noted his name on a booklet somewhere but just can't find it... A great smart little guide !

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