Making lunch over special wood stoves at the market in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Best 500K per person lunch ever.
What happens the rest of the months?
3 girls leaving a wedding at a local restaurant
and… the getaway car
"Are you tired of rice?" I wonder who this sign is targeting?
Looks almost like a boat hull in the back
Hot springs at Inle Lake. A great stop on our bike ride
About to board a motor boat. Notice the kid watching from on high?
6000K total for a ride across the lake. Not bad, but always good to share the cost.
unlike the guy surfing behind a water buffalo, the people close to town have a machine that helps til the land
which hand do you think got stung by a bee?
a whole fish at Shanland. Came in a soup above a portable wood fire to keep it extra hot
Lina is ready for our 1 day boat tour of Inle Lake. The family is about to cast us off.
This guy was showing off I'm pretty sure. They don't actually fish like that.
But he caught one to show us nonetheless
a fisherman and son
our boat driver hopping around to the other side of the engine
looks like he fixed it. fortunately it wasn't a smog boat the entire time!
Inle Lake boat driver silhouette
took on too much cargo. time to bail
The original cookie-cutter development. Restricted by nature and resources.
just docked at the floating market. despite all the tour boats pictured, it was mostly full of locals
baby and bags
these ladies measured out oil using 1 liter water bottles
rice cakes upon rice cakes… upon rice cakes
motorbike is the preferred method of transport around here
umbrella more for the sun than splashes of water
at a weaving shop
with colorful threads a plenty
lotus. a plant that looks lilke long stalks of asparagus that is full of thread-like strands
leaving the veteran to roll cigars
we don't smoke, but there was a choice of two flavors. sounded interesting
A new teak boat being made. Costs $2500 USD (even for locals). Made of teak and takes 4 people 1 month to build.
This little contraption is part one of a 2 step process that separates silver from rock
Ancient stupas at ancient Inn Dain
Monastery view from a hill full of stupas
Looks like something out of Dr. Seuss. A tree growing from an ancient stupa.
Golden stupas at the top of Inn Dain pagoda
Fanciest tree pot I ever seen.
Looking out over the stupas of Inn Dain
restoration of an ancient stupa
some toppled, others toppling
taking a break on the river
just a calm boat ride
weavers from a Burmese state near Thailand
They start with the neck rings at an early age.
Stupas along the lake
These ladies were pounding what would eventually become umbrella paper
boating through floating gardens. tomatoes on Lina's right.
a local famer picking from the floating garden
interesting Louis Vuitton ad. Would you believe it when I told you I found this in a monastery?
Matching Louis Vuitton ad.
Trying to get this cat to jump over my hands.
Had better luck with this one, although Lina was too slow on the shutter.
Sometimes you had to step over several boats just to get to your own. This time it was just one.
Sun settting over the floating gardens. More tomato plants in the foreground
a (real) local fisherman this last time before sunset
preparing the net
last fish of the day in Inle Lake, Myanmar
a HUGE rice cracker, tomato salad, and avocado, tomato and onion over a crepe like pancake
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