TripAdvisor Reviews November Hotel Inle Lake
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We got up later today than we had been - 8am! We had a leisurely breakfast at our hotel and spent some time reconnecting with the world via the Internet. After, we headed off towards town on the bikes from the hotel - real pedal bikes this time. In town we wandered the market - bought jewelry and other souvenirs. We booked a taxi for tomorrow's journey to Pindaya Caves and Inle Lake. We found the country's largest lunch for $10 total (for three of ...
... and walked to find our original place who had a free room for us. Yay! Once that was all sorted we headed to the recommended pancake Kingdom. It was heaven. The best we have ever eaten. We ended up going everyday we were there. We then chilled out at the hostel and went and had a yummy dinner then crashed ready for another early morning. ...
... Every boat we saw was like this. We rode for about 45 minutes south through the canal and then the lake toward our hotel. We saw several boats with individuals performing what I would call a traditional fishing exercise. They have a particular kind of motion they do with the paddle wrapped around their ankle. The motion is similar to how the paddle boats in Venice operate. We found out later that these guys are just paid to learn and perform ...
Inle Lake is famous for boatsmen with astonishing balance who paddle using one leg to manipulate an oar. They are able to do this while standing on the stern of their beautifully simple wooden boats while fishing with conical nets. Inle is also famous for villages balanced on tall stilts over the lake, and vegetable gardens floating on water-plants, acre after acre. Tourists like us come in seasonal waves to be amazed by a unique life.
The normal routine ...
... it’s about control rather than speed but with loose corners and steep changes in pitch it still looks impressive. Small crowds of locals gathered with their step through scooters bemused maybe, interested definitely. With cars from a turn of the century Itala to a mid 1960’s Mercedes we certainly put on a show for them. John Rich gave them a bit more to look at when he parked up by the side of the road ...
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