Inle Regal Resort Shan State
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... just isn't our scene. Our worst mistake though was to say yes to seeing the 'long necked women', I naively assumed after making it clear we didn't want shops he was going to take us to a village and we'd boar abound but instead we went to a horribly awkward display where the women in their brass rings are sat ready for tourists to jump into photos with them and there were a couple of younger women who had started wearing the rings which made me a bit uncomfortable - ...
... their legs to elongate their features. This is considered beautiful in their tribe. The girls start wearing them from the age of 14 with additional levels added in late teens and early 20s. The effect of the weight of these necklaces compresses the shoulder and neck muscles, which gives the impression of their necks being longer than normal. In fact it is impossible for these woman to ever take them off!
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... with pictures, and names in English, so we could look at some of the other species we've been seeing. What we call a pale pied wagtail turns out to be a White Wagtail. What looks like a house martin, but isn't quite right, is a Plain Martin, so that was satisfying. After he left us, the man who'd been steering the boat unexpectedly became our guide and someone else became the boatman. With him we saw more floating gardens, onto their third crop of tomatoes this ...
... us randomly and telling us unfunny racist jokes - was quite amusing. We biked with the other 3 on our backs - it was hard but inle was basically dead at night so roads were empty. We hit up a couple of bars before alll heading home where we showered and relaxed after that long and tiring day and bike journey (total 20 kms!). I needed and wanted to wake up for breakfast (it was paid for) so I forced myself to get up. We wanted to go to the thermal spa and/or a hike but no one ...
... and sick of the pelting sun by now, so decided to head back to the city. The ride back was amusing as we decided to be a bit annoying and start throwing random petals that we found in the water at each other - immature I know but who wants to grow old. As we neared the city, everyone seemed to konk off in the sun, Louis even got a bit sunburned - Im happy Im not white! We got back to the city and it was will only 4 in the afternoon, yet felt like we ...
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