Inle Lake-Day 2

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February 1st 2016
Published: April 24th 2016
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Day 22-Monday-February 1 Buckle-up…this will be a wild day! We awoke this morning with our room not any warmer. Doug called the front desk and asked about the heater problem. He was told the units in each bungalow were only air conditioning and not heaters…oh well. So, as it does get warm here in the daytime, we’ll turn our units off when we return from our excursions in the afternoon to pre... Read Full Entry

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Going to market?Going to market?
Going to market?

These two women are rowing their boat along side a floating garden.
Crossing the canalCrossing the canal
Crossing the canal

These bridges are everywhere along the canals, allowing people to cross from one side to another. They definitely differ in age and quality of condition.
Four boatmatesFour boatmates
Four boatmates

Hal giving the high sign from his rear seat.
Big building Big building
Big building

These are traditionally where many of the workers create their products.
Ye Min waves helloYe Min waves hello
Ye Min waves hello

Ye Min waves to us as they go by on our way to the next stop.

Two men work the crops in this floating garden.
Freshly picked flowersFreshly picked flowers
Freshly picked flowers

These young women have a boat full of newly picked flowers and must be on their way to market.
Lovely AnnetteLovely Annette
Lovely Annette

Enjoying the ride and clutching her "I love Myanmar" purse.
I Love MyanmarI Love Myanmar
I Love Myanmar

Sign on this stilted building with "I Love Myanmar".
One long boathouse!!One long boathouse!!
One long boathouse!!

That whole roof is covering a very long ceremonial boat.
Young man at workYoung man at work
Young man at work

This young man, sitting on the end of his boat is focused on putting something in his wicker baskets.

A series of stupas along the canal.
Small villageSmall village
Small village

Small village along a canal. Not quite Venice is it?
Abercrombie & KentAbercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent

We know we are in good company with an Abercrombie & Kent group here as well. They docked their boats next to ours.
Floating vendorsFloating vendors
Floating vendors

A couple of local women marketing their wares from their boats after we docked.
Padaung womenPadaung women
Padaung women

As we arrived at this location, we encountered several of the long-necked women from remote villages over the mountains. We are holding The Monterey Herald for our friends back home.
Padaung womenPadaung women
Padaung women

This voluntary custom begins when they are 5 years old, and if the girl chooses she starts with two or three rings with more added as she grows older.
Smiles aroundSmiles around
Smiles around

Our new Padaung friend was more than happy to pose with us.
A Padaung weavingA Padaung weaving
A Padaung weaving

This woman, in a separate room, sits on the floor while she weaves. One can see she has many neck rings. They are difficult to remove so they have to sleep in a special position.
Shan paper makingShan paper making
Shan paper making

We got a demonstration on how they make Shan at a time. This is made from the fiber of the mulberry tree after a process that makes it into a paper dough.
Paper doughPaper dough
Paper dough

This is the finished fiber from the mulberry tree that is used in the water bath that creates the Shan paper.

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