Travel Blogs from Nyaungshwe
... was incredible. Don't get me wrong, to see these women is quite extraordinary but the circumstances around the 'tour’ are extremely unsettling. It seems as though you are visiting a zoo rather than experiencing and getting to know some of the truly unique people living in this crazy world. We passed by countless locals and fishermen on boats. It was really neat to watch the way of their daily lives and see the incredible amount of skill, technique ...
... daily spendings) I didn't buy one, I now really wish that I had!
As with many things in life, there was a positive and negative side to being in Myanmar during Thinggyan. The negatives being that everything grinds to an astounding halt (transport, restaurants, sightseeing activities etc), but the positive side is that there is a non-stop party going on around you and that the already friendly people are all in a great mood! This rung ...
... that I had lost the travel wallet holding our passports and USD$800. I have to say that this is not like me and so at first I thought I must be mistaken. Nope. Not mistaken, it was not in my bag. Anywhere. Heather remained serenely calm about the whole thing, completely convinced that it was either not lost or that we would find it. I stayed as calm as I could, but didn't share her supreme confidence. We quickly went out to ...
... their mine, otherwise the hillside people only have motorbike paths to their many of the villages. Some villages have electricity, whilst others have access to running water...some both, some neither. Our first stop was a stunning tea and mandarin plantation run by a Nepalese family, who set up a perfect outside dining area atop of the mountain and overlooking the neighbouring mountains and valley below (aptly named The Viewpoint). The owner was sifting his tea, to separate ...
... of what chewing betel can do to even 25-year-old teeth.
The stocky, muscular man (he is perhaps a little shorter than Bo) leads us to his longtail boat and takes us to see the sights around Inle Lake. We stop by a silversmith, a lotus silk weaving factory, and a potter: the requisite Inle Lake souvenir itinerary. At one, Bo puts some thanakha (ground sandalwood used as sunscreen / skin conditioner) on her cheeks. For the rest of the day, she ...
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40, Museum Road, Nyaungshwe | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Yone Gyi Street, Nyaungshwe | 3 star hotelfrom $58
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Yone Gyi Road, Nyaungshwe | Hotelfrom $52
Near Talk Nan Bridge and Canal, Nyaungshwe | Hotelfrom $73