Paramount Inle Resort
Travel Blogs from Inle Lake
DAY 12 Tara: Internal flights in Burma are seriously expensive so for the same cost of the price of a taxi 5 miles in Bagan we got a 9 hour bus ride all the way to Nyaungshwe, close to Inle lake. Researching the trip I'd heard horror stories they overpacked these buses, no air con and mice running across the floor. Of course it wasn't bad at all. …
Because we were able to pay for hotels in advance through the travel agent, we don't have to carry around the humongous wads of cash most of the other people we've spoken to do. One couple was worried because they had not brought enough cash and they were only half
way through their trip. No credit cards. No ATMs.
Inle Lake is …
We arrived in one day after leaving India (good thing because I guess there was a typhoon in India a few days later) in a small port about 45 minutes outside of the capital Yangon. The port area was dry and not very attractive; all we could see was brown grass and cargo boxes. We got off the ship around 2 because of a short delay. There were …
... but no one has been??? WTF How do they like it if they havnt been?
Last stop was the Nga Phe Chaung Monastery. They have cats everywhere here and the monks taught them to jump through hoops. They used to put on shows for the tourists but they stopped it, I think the animal libbers got to them.
Then a tour through the tomato plantations and on the way home. The tomatos are grown on floating frames and they stack up vegetation and sea weed to keep ...
... and we were in awe of it. We passed thru a lot of houses, lake grass and some floating gardens on the way out. These floating gardens are amazing, it's basically just rows and rows of vegetables, like we would grow in our paddocks or gardens, but grown on fa floating pile of moss and dirt. When we got to the other side we stopped at a local restaurant where we had a really yummy chicken cashew and fried rice (they have very ...
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