If anyone is going to Myanmar I wanted to recommend a hotel in Bagan - even though I haven't actually stayed there yet! I usually stay in New Bagan. It's quieter than Nyaung U (the area for most budget travelers that go to Bagan) and I like the small town, village-like atmosphere. I've stayed at the NK Beetlenut Hotel, which I like. It's $15 per night and the rooms are very big, with hot water and AC. Just down the road is the excellent Silver House restaurant. It's run by a very friendly Burmese couple. They just opened up a new hotel/guesthouse and I wanted to give it a plug. I didn't stay there yet but I had a look at the place and it seems very nice. The rooms are on the small side but it has hot water and AC, and they only cost $6 - 8. It's located on a side street off the main road, about a block from the restaurant. It's called Mya Thi Da Hotel. U Aung Koont and his wife are the owners. Their phone in Bagan is: 02-67036.