This was a five-hour drive to base camp at Kinponsakan, open truck drive to Rathedaung, trek along a Buddhist pilgrim trail and sleep in accommodation fit for a pilgrim (read between the lines). Best bits: Kyaiktiyo’s balancing rock and Bago’s 55-metre reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha Spent a night near the Golden Rock Walked up a path following groups of Buddhist pilgrims, to one of the holiest sites in Burma Visited the reclining 55 metre-high Shwethalyaung Buddha in Bago