Travel Blogs from Inle Lake
Set out at 8.30 by boat and travelled to a nearby village through a canal surrounded by floating gardens. Met our three guides/porters who were also carrying our lunch and water for us. We headed out through the village passing farms, across rickety bridges and the up into the Shan Hills. First stop after about an hour and a half of trekking was …
An early start today leaving the hotel by boat at 7am by local boat. Our group had 3 boats each with 4 people in them. Our first stop was the regions local market across the other side of the lake. Took about 45 mins in the boat and the 30 minute walk into the village.These markets rotate around the lakes many villages on a 5 day cycle. The market …
A little cooler this morning in the hill town of Kalaw. Set off at 9am to visit a viewing spot above the town where there was a monastery with dozens of dogs all sleeping in the dirt in the sun. Then back into town to visit the local market. Bought some samosa for lunch and had a tinned ice coffee in a local cafe. We then went to the train station …
... apartments back in Yangon. I wanted to buy so many things, but this whole travelling for a long time and having to carry it all makes you get REALLY selective, and I was already bad in Yangon buying some art. Oh well... Our lazy afternoon ended back at the resort enjoying the last of our bottle of vodka with more freshly squeezed mango juice. Then we had to part ways and all return to reality. Theirs being work and mine being back to 2 ...
... of the lake. The floating garden beds are formed by farmers gathering up lake-bottom weeds from the deeper parts of the lake and making them into floating beds in their garden areas, anchored by bamboo poles. These gardens rise and fall with changes in the water level, and so are resistant to flooding.
Hand-made goods are another source of commerce. Typical products include tools, wood carvings, lacquer ware, ...
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