TripAdvisor Reviews November Hotel Inle Lake
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... that is chewed as a stimulant. Pretty much every man, and some women that we saw in Myanmar were either currently chewing it, or had dyed red teeth as a result of chewing it for years. It stimulates the saliva gland so people are constantly spitting on the ground and the streets are covered in the bright red spit that it produces. Yeah it's pretty rank. Ross tried it first - then recommended highly that I do not try it. If his words weren't enough to dissuade me, ...
... by a very brightly coloured Pink woven bag slung over her shoulder.
We set off for our 3 hour journey across the high hills and down the next valley to reach Kyaing Tang and the Kakko monastery. The road was tortuous, being both bumpy and narrow, passing through small villages where small scale agriculture was king.
The whole route was defined by old bamboo houses were being replaced by new block versions. The traditional bamboo ...
We travelled all of 800 yards to a silversmith workshop where we were shown a repeat demonstration of the hand manufacture of small bowls and the traditional silver necklaces, before being invite to visit the shop. The prices were reasonable and since we were assured by the young sales girls that they products were all made in the local village, we purchased a lovely silver necklace.
It may sound as though we are buying up the ...
... at the Intha Heritage House. This is an cookery school for local cuisine, a hotel & hospitality school (feeding staff to the tourist hotels), a gallery of regional art and a Burmese Cat sanctuary. Oh its also a restaurant.
After a lovely regional meal overlooking the cows munching in the paddi fields and with views over the lake, we headed to the local stilt village called "Inpawkhon" to see the silk weavers.
As per usual we were shown the process ...
... walkways seem to go right up close to and even under some of the houses so I decide to just stick to the hotel and not invade their privacy.
Near 6pm we had a beer and sat out on the deck to watch the sunset over the lake-villages and the high hills in the distance. Dinner was decent, if a bit pricey. This place had mosquito nets over the beds, although I don't think I saw any mosquitoes during our stay. Peaceful night's sleep as usual.
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