Nestled at the top of Inle Lake is a little town called Nyaung Shwe. A bustling hub of activity it is not only a centre for tourism for the area but also for trade – all manner of trucks, boats, tractors and other unique vehicles coming and going…

So, based at the Amazing Hotel (?!) Nyaung Shwe (well, it DOES have internet, that is amazing) we set out on the lake for an afternoon exploring floating gardens, villages hovering above the water and fishermen who balance on the end of their boats trapping their fish with unusual conical nets.

Probably the nicest moment was a peaceful canoe trip through the “floating” village, gliding amongst the homes in the late afternoon as everyone was playing, washing and generally relaxing. As we were…

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