Nice to go for a boat trip before the sun sets. This is best with a small boat that makes no noise. You only hear the paddle in the water and cruise the channels. Watching the locals doing what they do.
On the way to work
It is not allowed to cut trees anymore – and did you see a lot left on the pictures?? so now the people build stone houses. Looks not so nice – but much better for the environment. Good thing that they have everything they need in front of the villages. They shred the stone and mix it with water and chalk – leave it overnight and press it the next morning. Than they let it dry for a week or longer – voilà – ready to build walls.
We made it to the lake and go with the boat to the other end. That was a nice 2.5 days tour. Next time I might do this in 4 days to see some more…
Nothing changed in Yangon since last time so I did not bother to make pictures and i do not want to bore you with the same same too much. At surfdog.de you find a lot of them 🙂
Did take the bus up to Kalaw with a stop in Pyai.
Hiking from Kalaw to Inlay Lake
The best way to get down to the lake is hiking. Take at last 3 days to see some of the villages along the way. At the time of writing there was only one street that we crossed before reaching the lake!
Hanging out near the river
This time I hiked down from Kalaw to the Lake. Together with a German girl, our guide and a cook. This was in the morning the view from our window.
Local truck and bus
A camera friendly water buffalo
Friendly kids all over the villages
I have a few nice pictures of the baby buffalo