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As many know Inle lake is beautiful, we wanted to spend a day on the lake but wanted to avoid the over touristy side, the markets where there are more souvenirs than local produce. Fortunately,we met a boatman with a reasonable knowledge of English and he understood what we were looking for. The following day at 5:30am he took us to an area on the far side of the on the lake which has only recently opened up to foreigners. We visited vibrant Pa-O tribal markets, his friends in Shan villages and crumbling old pagodas around the lake shore. It was a day to remember.
Here we are in the kitchen of his friend, his daughter is preparing lunch - drying meat hangs over the stove, her newly acquired blue plastic colanders, (of which she was very proud) hang on the wall, and just look at that view.

another view of the kitchen in the WS

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Rawshooter - adjusted levels and contrast, fill in light, resize and smart sharpen tool. added frame
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If you are heading to Inle and are interested I have the details of the boatman.

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Additional Photos by Elaine springford (everlasting) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 787 W: 66 N: 2007] (14534)
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