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Traditional fisherman on inle lake  

Traditional fisherman on inle lake

The fishermen here row with there feet
Inle Lake: Home of the famous fishermen and atmospheric waterways

March 8th 2015
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 more
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29th March 2015

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

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.

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