Have you ever thought of meeting NY on your own? in a middle of "a beautiful nowhere"? under the abundant with shooting stars sky? thought of being welcomed into a new day of a new year by a stunning sunrise?
I stayed over a night in a sleeping bag on a top of one temple in Bagan. The night was generous in shooting stars. The wind was bringing magical, very subtle sounds of singing bells of Pagodas and Temples from all over the valley.
flask of flower tea and a warm sleeping bag... a paradise!
And the most astonishing sunrise.. Rays of the arising Sun flowed in to the haze over the valley slowly changing greenish shadows into golden silhouettes... the only sound came from flames of hot air balloons drifting in the distance. Magic.