A slice of life – Living in Inle (Myanmar 10/10)

After we explored a few caves with the help of monks, the rest if the day was filled with a trip to a less touristy floating village and a chat with one of the NGOs in the region. The village was far bike ride, but there we toured around in a small canoe and didn't … Continue reading A slice of life – Living in Inle (Myanmar 10/10)

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Monks and Caves – Exploring Inle Lake area (Myanmar 9/10)

On our second day at Inle Lake, and the first day of 2015, we decided to see where the day would take us. We rented bikes for about $1.50 each and went in the direction of a few villages and caves. The road got bumpier, then turned to gravel, and finally a red dirt that … Continue reading Monks and Caves – Exploring Inle Lake area (Myanmar 9/10)

A day in the Lake – Inle Lake’s allure (Myanmar 7/10)

The lake tour was probably the most touristy experience we had in Myanmar. On the other hand though, it offered us a glimpse of life that we couldn't have otherwise accessed. Our tour guide's name was Mo-mar (or something similar) and she was a self-proclaimed mother and wife for a family in a town up … Continue reading A day in the Lake – Inle Lake’s allure (Myanmar 7/10)

4am and not a bed in sight – Arriving at Inle Lake (Myanmar 6/10)

After Bagan, coming to Inle Lake was quite a change. We were abruptly awoken at 4 am on our night bus to let us know we had arrived.  It was pitch black and not a person was around besides the passengers. A lone tuktuk was waiting to shuttle tourists to their hotels for the night. … Continue reading 4am and not a bed in sight – Arriving at Inle Lake (Myanmar 6/10)