A day on a lake


Discovering what Inle Lake has to offer was a delightful way to spend a Sunday and a nice change from the dusty dryness of Bagan.I loved the colour of the mountain women at Indien village.There is much to see along the canals and just cruising along the watery ‘highways and byways’ in a boat was half the fun.The day was filled easily visiting temples a teak monastery, dining on gourmet food, patting some nearly extinct Burmese cats and seeing incredible artisans at work in rustic workshop and factory spaces.It was humbling to watch talented locals (employing women and older people) sharing their skills of lotus and silk weaving, bamboo umbrella construction and paper making, extracting silver from raw material, teak boat building and cheroot cigar rolling … all using age old techniques.

Gliding through the stilted villages (postbox in the water) and floating farms ended our little day of uncovering the many unique ways to live a life on this lake.

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5 thoughts on “A day on a lake

  1. Am on my way ! 🙂
    Lovely to see such wonderful colours and Veronica’s description is so elegantly written.
    Unlike cycloe Veronica in Oz!

    X

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  2. Veronica Pansaru March 25, 2019 — 9:39 am

    This said day was “like no other” – maybe what we saw appears, back half a century, however i cannot fully comprehend the craftmen’s (women’s)) ship of the residents along and on the lake…such professionism with minimum equipment, other than hands, feet and the “know how” passed down through the generations. I wonder will this all diminish as this beautiful country becomes more modern (?) by the tentacles of the internet and its friends…

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    1. Lots to ponder there and I agree. Everyone better come soon before the magic disappears!

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  3. Mary Givney-Clark March 25, 2019 — 8:33 am

    Wow, bustling activity! strange to see you wearing jackets! whats the temp in the highlands?

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    1. Not as hot as bagan… but cool on early morning boat trip

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