TripAdvisor Reviews November Hotel Inle Lake
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... attempted to turn a slice of bread into something crusty, that I could store in my zip lock bag and nibble on once we had safely landed in He Ho (airport closest to Inle Lake). Side note: the toaster conveyer belts in Myanmar are an endless source of frustration that seem to bring out the worst in hungry tourists who's morning "powdered coffee mix" has not yet kicked in. On average it takes about 8 goes to get one side slightly golden but nine times would send it charcoal. We came ...
... up the hills so they looked like small islands in a sea. The morning toilet break took some building up to. The toilets here aren't very good, usually just a hole in the ground and a bucket of water to wash it away. You are lucky if a hose is provided to clean your bum, and they all have never been cleaned before! So always carry a toilet roll with you!
Breakfast was served, it consisted of fruit and some cooked things that were very tasty but ...
... worth asking the price of things in the end as the starting price here was a minimum of five times what it was in other places. The temples and pagodas however were a different matter. The ruined crumbling stupas were choked in greenery and their elaborate carvings were utterly charming. Up a covered stairway was Shwe Inn Thein Paya, a complex of 1054 weather-beaten 17th and 18th century stupas, some of which are at precarious angles. On our return to the boat we ...
... and push boats through at times when the water is at its lowest. Along its banks we saw many people doing laundry, washing themselves and children playing. We made landfall in In Dein, where we were greeted by the local Pa-O people selling their wares. We were then guided through the beautiful bamboo grove and wound our way through over 1000 unrestored stupas to old Shwe In Dein. Much discussion followed, as the local people will most likely now paint and restore ...
... to slumming it in backpackers. All the hotels in our price range while being quite expensive for SE Asia have been very comfortable, the well healed tourist route doesn’t allow for to much deviation which seems to keep the prices consistent.
The main drawback in a place like Inle lake is its hard not to be a tourist, this is a major stop off and the prices off day trips and restaurant reflect this compared to what you can get ...
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