Travel Blogs from Inle Lake, Myanmar

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Pondering the Padaung, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Pondering the Padaung

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... they say in all of these countries is "What country you from?" which is a prelude to immediately trying to sell you something. In Myanmar the standards are to flatter you, "Oh, you bew-tee-full!" or the most curious is "LUCKY MONEY! LUCKY MONEY!" It ...

Erica, you're a tiger you're stronger than I am, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Erica, you're a tiger you're stronger than I am

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... down the hours and minutes but we got in to our stride as the route gradually sloped downhill and eventually we made the edge of Lake Inle where we stopped for something to eat then had a one hour boat trip around the lake. The fishermen here used both ...

Idling in Inle, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Idling in Inle

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... of shiny golden blobs. From the paintings surrounding them we gathered that they were five gold Buddhas that appeared to someone in Inle Lake centuries ago and have been obscured buy thousands of layers of gold leaf over the years. They looked like golden ...

Shaken and Stirred, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Shaken and Stirred

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... The imploringly polite ladies of the Seven Sisters restaurant organized a car for the rest of our journey to our guesthouse on Inle Lake for five dollars less than we'd initially thought. Simon, our driver in impeccable English alerted us to points of ...

Trekking...or not, + some much-needed fresh pasta, Kalaw+Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Trekking...or not, + some much-needed fresh pasta

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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Kalaw: beautiful mountain setting, small town with a great Nepalese restaurant! Inle: gorgeous lake surrounded by hills and with the best fresh pasta this side of...somewhere else with good fresh pasta. More later on these places, stay ...

Chapter 33: Me and Myanmar, Part 3, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Chapter 33: Me and Myanmar, Part 3

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... canal was chilly but exhilirating. Our first stop on the lake was the infamous Ywama floating market ("floating" is a key word around Inle Lake... everything floats). On the way we passed some of the local "leg-rower" fishermen, who propel their boats ...

Take it Easy at Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Take it Easy at Inle Lake

A travel blog entry by irax

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... 15 minutes before we got out of the storm and into town, dripping wet. It'd been a superb day. The rest of my time at Inle Lake was pretty lazy, taking it easy, and playing a lot of cribbage with Shane and David. I'd planned it this way in order to ...

Bustling community in a truly tranquil setting, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Bustling community in a truly tranquil setting

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... around the middle of the lake. Everywhere we went there were signs of activity and commerce, confirming the theme that Myanmar has a vibrant localised economy wherever you go, in spite of the national government that does little to help the community or ...

Yeah, you know it's alright!, Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake), Myanmar travel blog

Yeah, you know it's alright!

A travel blog entry by will

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... well. As expected, there were more facilities for tourists, but this didn't seem to distract from the atmosphere. Initially my expectations of Inle Lake were quite low, as they tend to be when everyone talks up a place, but once we hit the serene, placid ...

Monsoons, Monks and Monasteries a very special day, Tithein, Myanmar travel blog

Monsoons, Monks and Monasteries a very special day

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... wooden hut and a few short breaks and it was one of the most memorable and favourite days of our whole trip in Myanmar. The trekking was fantastic, even better than Sapa. What made the day so perfect though was the incredible people. Operating with ...

The Jumping Cats, Inle Lake, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar travel blog

The Jumping Cats

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... I put my gold leaf on, and then we went back down. It looks awesome in the books, but it was not the best thing I have seen in Myanmar, or my life, but it was another notch in my Lonely Planet and my nipple also managed to survive the trip back ...

A lakes, a hike and a city, Inle Lake, Kalaw and Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

A lakes, a hike and a city

A travel blog entry by beats

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The next destination was Inle Lake, which was an 18 hour bus ride on a fairly bumpy road. Conveniently, the bus arrived at our destihnation at 5am. The lake itself was very beautiful & I spent a few days boating around the lake visiting a floating ...

The Lake that never was, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

The Lake that never was

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Inle Lake, Myanmar - Ah man, I won't go into detail, but the bus ride from Mandalay was hell. I managed to keep down my dinner right until an hour before we arrived at the small town of  Nyaung Shwe which is very close to Inle Lake itself. The ...

Inle Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Inle Lake

A travel blog entry by tkd

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Jumping cats and water lilies, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Jumping cats and water lilies

A travel blog entry by danielandmelora

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... cottage on stilts, surrounded by floating gardens, fields of water lilies and yet more magical dawns and dusks over the Shan hills. Inle Lake fishermen row by wrapping one foot around their oar and moving in a balletic rhythm on one foot to retrieve their ...

notes from Burma, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

notes from Burma

A travel blog entry by crashdot

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... require permits to ride them in parts of the city. Of course, this effectively outlawed them. ------------------ We are in Inle Lake, in NE Myanmar. In the village Kyauk Taing (jok-tang) they make their black pigment for pottery by crushing old battery ...

A week in Inle Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

A week in Inle Lake

A travel blog entry by rowananddave

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Our journey to Inle Lake was almost as eventful as our week long stay there (perhaps a slight exaggeration but it was fun anyway). At 5am, in Bagan in the dark, we were picked up in this rickety old bus dating from the 60's/70's, covered in Japanese ...

Lake views, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Lake views

A travel blog entry by martycindy

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... us to our hotel. We were headed to the small town of Nyaungshwe, just north of Inle Lake. Placid Inle Lake ranks among Myanmar's top five tourist attractions, which ensures that visitors come here in droves. The once-sleepy village ...

Ko Than Hlaing silk & lotus weaving, Lake Inle, Myanmar travel blog

Ko Than Hlaing silk & lotus weaving

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... since 1987. After opening Visit Myanmar Year 1996, I opened my shop with the name of "Ko Than Hlaing Silk Shop" Inpawkhon in Inle Lake After opening the shop, I weaved shawls in various design with Zinn Mal silk and shiny silk and served to the foreigners ...

Magical, Mystical, Myanmar - Inle Lake  to Yangon, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Magical, Mystical, Myanmar - Inle Lake to Yangon

A travel blog entry by johnadams39

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... it would take us to get there, and the various modes of transport we would need! We woke to another eerily beautiful morning on Inle Lake.  Well rested, and not wanting to leave our cosy, warm beds, we made our way to breakfast and hot noodle ...

Relax, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Relax

A travel blog entry by pmcsheffrey

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Today was sleep in and relax day. So we got up at 7. I finally am cured of my runs - although it took a while, it was very manageable. I joined in for the usual good breakfast of juice, tea, toast, eggs and fruit. Then I spent an hour on the internet- an ...

Feb 26, 2011, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Feb 26, 2011

A travel blog entry by ktx

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A Long Boat, A Long Lake, A Long Ride, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

A Long Boat, A Long Lake, A Long Ride

A travel blog entry by gascon

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... The lake itself was huge with all kinds of activity on the water, including the famous fisherman with their strange rowing method. The lake was an eco system and an entire way of life for thousands that may never really leave the water.  There ...

Inle Lake & Kakku, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Inle Lake & Kakku

A travel blog entry by annacarl

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I finally saw the people with the stretched necks!, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

I finally saw the people with the stretched necks!

A travel blog entry by vasquez3

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Inle Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Inle Lake

A travel blog entry by julie_sam42

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... time of 4am, and we checked in to a guesthouse recommended by our Belgian friends from the Mongolia trip. Inle Lake is the number one tourist destination in Myanmar and has all the trappings that go with it. Only expensive resorts are on the lake itself, ...

Unique massage experience in Inle, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Unique massage experience in Inle

A travel blog entry by joelandsonia

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... were they hoping to hit a fish on the head? It wasn't until we saw them pulling in the nets that I understood.   Inle Lake is *shallow*.    Thus, the fishermen spread the nets around a region, hit the water with their oars to ...

INLE, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

INLE

A travel blog entry by mixvoltaalmon

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Nga Phe Chaung (cat) Monastery - Lake Inle, Lake Inle, Myanmar travel blog

Nga Phe Chaung (cat) Monastery - Lake Inle

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... the floating gardens it took an hour to reach Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or commonly known as Jumping Cats Monastery half way down Inle Lake. An attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s. Aside from its ancient ...

Inle Lake, Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Inle Lake

A travel blog entry by lucasandaimz

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... to which he responded. 'Yeh I've slept in my tent a few times' I assume he misheard me and the conversation didn't go much further. Inle Lake was a nice enough place. A bit overpriced and not huge amounts to do but it's a stop over that's on the route so ...

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