15 Feb Travels with the Ricoh GR: Myanmar Part 2, Inle Lake

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After spending a few days in Yangon we flew to Heho. The adventure started as soon as we got to airport for internal flights. It was an absolute mess.

The staff did not seem to know which flight we were on, we gave our luggage to a porter, were given a blue sticker to put on our shirts and a couple of hours later we boarded a “Golden Myanmar” plane. On arrival, thanks to some miracle, our luggage was there.

How peaceful was Heho airport compared to the one in Yangon. We eventually got a boat that took us to the hotel. The whole place is built on stilts and once you are on the wooden boards, there no way out to go to a local bar for a drink. It felt so peaceful after the bustle of the city.

Inle lake is famous for the Intha fishermen, the ones that row with their legs and fish with the conical nets.

However we discovered that they also use nets

What we did not expect when we went to sleep was that we would be woken up by boats speeding on the lake from 4 am. People in the East, whether in Myanmar or any south-east Asian country, tend to start their day very early. Yet an early rise was worth it. The lights and reflections early in the morning were pretty amazing. The light was pure and the air was still.

Boats are the only way for people to…

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