Inle Lake: Home of the famous fishermen and atmospheric waterways

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March 8th 2015
Published: March 29th 2015
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One place in Burma we were really looking forward to was our stay in Inle Lake. A 45 square mile freshwater lake known for its abundance of fish (9 of which cannot be found elsewhere), secondly for the style of fishing adopted here and thirdly it’s floating gardens and villages within. Therefore the thought of staying in a laidback lake-town offering us the chance to enjoy what great scenery and... Read Full Entry

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29th March 2015
Traditional fisherman on inle lake

Tradition and Tourism
Glad that you two had a chance to relax after your trek! Interesting the contrasts you point out between the idyllic, but difficult ways of the islanders and the upscale, polluting boats and tourist traps for the foreigners. Exotic sites that we love, and their exploitation that we hate. The balance is tricky, but you two are so aware of it, it's a pleasure to follow you!
3rd April 2015
Traditional fisherman on inle lake

tradition and tourism
Thanks Tara, its always great to hear that other people like our logs and can relate to our comments. Inle lake was beautiful in so many ways but at the same time we could not gloss over the contrasts tourism is beginning to create in this place.
2nd April 2015
Hut on stilts in the lake

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3rd April 2015
Hut on stilts in the lake

Thank you. We certainly have had so many special moments and we really want to keep these memories alive as much as possible. We just have to remind each other at times when it is difficult. Perfect time to catch up today though as the whole town where we are in the Philippines has shut down.

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