Inle lake.

From Bagan we came to Myanmar’s second largest lake – Inle. Cold and windy in the Burmese winter, we seeked shelter indoors; drinking avocado lassi’s until our bellies ached and tap beer as the only women at the local pub.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetIMG_9853
The compulsory thing to do as a tourist is of course to cross the lake! The Burmese fishermen have a very special technique of using their feet to row.
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We were floating by floating gardens…
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… a range of handcraft workshops…
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… and some ladies rolling cigarettes; using a mix of tobacco, honey, tamarind, brown sugar, banana, alcohol, salt and aniseed. This lady we spoke to was très cool, posing in front of the camera with such a satisfied look on her face. Quality check.
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The business card of our boat driver. This is my #1 thing I love about this continent –> “you will happy”.
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Another day we spent on land. We went cycling, passing small schools and wide fields of tiny suns as pictured above – and eventually ending up in a small village where we tried To hpu, the Burmese version of Tofu, made from chickpea flour rather than of soy beans. Delicious.
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Coffee, guacamole and The World’s Largest Cracker. Too big to fit into a standard instagram square. Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetAnd with these chillin’ cows we say good bye Inle! < 3

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  1. Pingback: Burmese Chickpea Tofu | and other stories. | (Chick)peas and understanding.

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