Hupin Hotel Khaung Daing
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... their way. The local fisherman wrap one leg around the paddle and use that to push the boat along whilst fishing, they have well defined calf muscles. The floating villages are fascinating, I had so many questions. What if you are a sleep walker and step out of your house and fall into river? Are the local police called "water rats"? Do parents tell their kids to "go play outside". With my recent focus on all things bathroom related I was a little alarmed at the lack of ...
... consisted of 2 Austrian girls, 1 German girl, all travelling together and an Italian guy, Fabio.
We set off at 9:30 to begin our 20KM hike through the hills towards Lake Inle. We hiked through the town and out into the countryside. Parts of it reminded me of the English countryside, with its sot rolling hills and farm land laid out like a patchwork quilt.
In the afternoon we had lunch at a monastery that was cooked by our very own chefs ...
... their efforts to gain entry. But then proceeded to whine furiously to be let in. They lost some of their cuteness! About half a dozen of us opted for a guided walk this morning and we met our guides in town ready to get a lift to the start of the trail. The walk was lovely and took us through farmers fields and land. We saw tea and coffee being grown, in fact they were busy picking the tea as we walked. We ...
... communities making a living on this vast stretch of water. There was a festival in Taunggyi that seemed interesting, the taxies were offering a day trip there for $20 on the day we left we decided to jump in a local shared truck for $1 and see if we could find a place to stay and enjoy the climax of the festival with some sort of full moon finally.
Unfortunately as mentioned the tourist trail is well oiled and serviced for the major ...
... They also had toilets and coffee. That was exciting too.
Next stop was a Pagoda with five small golden buddha images which the devotees add gold leaf to. This means that they are now five indistinct gold blobs. The Buddhas get taken on a tour of the lake on an amazing gold boat once a year. Whilst I was not allowed up on the platform (no women allowed!) Luke went up and had a look and described them as bobbly due to the gold layers.
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