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Mother and daughter working together  

Mother and daughter working together

Our guide kindly translated conversations for us
Humbled by our 3 day trek over the mountains of Myanmar.

March 6th 2015
Our 3 day trek through the mountains of Myanma: We did not know this at the time, but this was to become one of the main highlights of our trip to Myanmar. We made a quick stop in Kalaw which was pretty uneventful but the purpose of which was to book and begin a 3 day 2 night trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake. We happily took the day bus option to get here as opposed to any night bus, although arrivi ... read more
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28th March 2015

An absolutely gorgeous photo!
The women always seem to get the work the men don't want to do! When we visited a tea plantation we were told that only women pick tea as they have smaller hands...yeah right! it's more like only women do it because it's back breaking work and pays a horrible wage. I would love to do this trek... sounds amazing.
29th March 2015

Thanks guys, really felt like we caught the moment perfectly in this picture. The guide translated for them and they said us women in our group were beautiful. We all felt the same about them!! Beautiful smiles that blew us away but sadly they felt their dark skin was unattractive. Someone in the group commented on their beautiful teeth and the lack of Beattle-nut and they commented as per our observations that it was mainly men who did this. But not before marriage then after marriage the bettle-nut and drinking began. I'm guessing not a part of their culture they want to hold onto. Smaller hands hey? that's a first. It really is a shame this is not shared more.

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