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View across the orange and tea plantations  
   

View across the orange and tea plantations

Day #169: Trek day 1 - hills and green tea crops

September 22nd 2013
Today we began a 4-day 3-night trek from Kalaw to Lake Inle, staying with hill tribes overnight. There are not many fellow trekkers at this time of year, the tail-end of the rainy season, as the terrain is not ideal, ranging from slippery rocky paths to soggy tracks where our feet got stuck in thick, sticky mud (reminded me of music festivals) to outright swamps. We were instructed before we set o ... read more
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