May Guesthouse Inle Lake
Travel Blogs from Nyaungshwe
After some pretty rough travel we decided to slow down a little and we spent 4 nights on the shores of Inle Lake.
The attraction isn't really the lake itself but the people living on and around the lake, and the various markets that move from one lake side town to the next.
The people who fish the lake are quite unique due to …
... Häuser) - mit tollem Ausblick.Gegen Ende unserer Bootstour wurde das Wetter immer schlechter und so lud uns unser Bootsfahrer noch zu sich auf einen Tee ein wo wir auch seine Familie kennenlernen konnten. Er hat eine Tochter, sie ist 12 Jahre und hat, wie hier üblich die Schule beendet. Er selbst wurde von seinem Vater nach der Schule in ein Kloster geschickt und lernte dort auch Englisch. Wie wir später erfuhren ist es hier üblich, dass zumindest ...
... given to the Nga Hpe Chaung monastery because a group of (bored?) monks have trained a bunch of cats to jump through hoops and do tricks. When we arrived there were a few visitors mollycoddling cats and nothing much seemed to be going on. But once a critical mass of visitors were gathered, a monastery resident (and the cats) were ready to perform and put on a show for a few minutes with the kitties getting rewarded for each jump. Not impressive, but definitely quirky.
... gone through the
opium and marijuana fields in the more remote regions. Apparently the
marijuana is used as much as it is sold (to Thailand and China). Our
guide said that the farms put the marijuana in the cows' feed late in
the day so they can sleep and be well rested for all the walking they
do during the day. The farmers use a little too. I'm not sure if what
Spent the day doing the touristy thing on a motorised canoe around the lake with a couple of other people from my guesthouse, the whole day on the lake only cost me $4 :-) We had to stop at the obligatory silversmith and weaving center but unlike other Asian countries it is very easy to get away with looking without having to buy something. We then visited the lake market which rotates between different lake side villages on each day of the week.