day 170: the lake

One of the other must-sees in Myanmar, next to Bagan, is Lake Inle (Inlay). And Inle does deliver. It´s a beautiful blue lake, some mountains around and the most fascinating part are the village not around but in the lake. The houses are built on sticks over the water, the streets are water and if you want to leaver your house and just stroll around you have to row around.

The lake is everything: It´s where you wash your clothes, it´s where your toilet flushes into :(, where you catch your fish and grow your vegetable (yes, there are floating gardens!) and your children play.

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About Michaela Krimmer

35, anthropologist, Austrian, female

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