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Nampan

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  • Day22

    Inle Lake: Lunch Feast at Golden Kite

    March 11, 2020 in Myanmar ⋅ ⛅ 90 °F

    We asked our guide Masla to order for us Burmese food. The food was awesome. A real treat. Bob and I are going to experiment with Burmese cooking when we get home. It is so flavourful that one does not need to eat much.Read more

    Anita Frederick

    WOW!! Please share that!!

    3/12/20Reply
    Anita Frederick

    The food, I’m talking about😉

    3/12/20Reply
     
  • Day13

    Traditionelle Bootbauer-Werkstatt

    November 27, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Ein kleines Stück weiter wird uns gezeigt, wie die hier üblichen Boote aus Teakholz gebaut werden. Für ein größeres Boot (so eines, in dem wir über den See kutschiert werden) brauchen die Jungs hier etwa 1 Monat, für die kleineren Fischerboote benötigen sie nur 1 Woche.Read more

  • Day22

    Long Boat Construction

    March 11, 2020 in Myanmar ⋅ ⛅ 88 °F

    Life revolves around this large Lake Inle. The nearby mountains provides the fresh water supply to the lake, which in turn is the giver of life to all who live in the area. Long boats are critical for transportation of people to and from the market to shop and/or sell their products, whether it be food, mats, clothing, crafts, metal works, etc.

    The very long boats are motorized whereas the smaller are paddled. Theses pics show the hand construction. Although teak is the preferred wood of choice (being used here) it’s technically illegal, as they’re over harvesting. The advantage is that the boat will last 40-50 years, which is desirable when you spend $3000 for the boat and another $1500 for the motor.

    They are remarkable engineered. Long and narrow so as to be able to navigate narrow canals, yet carry considerable cargo, both human or otherwise, but draft very little water. We saw boats carrying 20 or more villagers!
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  • Day22

    Inle Lake: Cigar Workshop

    March 11, 2020 in Myanmar ⋅ ⛅ 88 °F

    We visited a cigar factory, where 8 or 9 ladies were sitting on the floor and we were invited to watch the whole process..

    Step by step we were shown how to make a cigar. A filterless cylindrical cigar with both ends clipped. They take tabacco, some herbs and banana leaves and wrap everything in the tobacco leaf. Then they put a used newspaper as a filter and stick everything with some tapioca to act as glue.Read more

    Anita Frederick

    Interesting!

    3/13/20Reply
     
  • Day6

    Inle Lake

    December 11, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Large shallow wetland lake. Of particular interest is the 4th picture. Leg rowing is a thing here. The fishermen stand in the boat and use a leg to row so that they can both see better and handle their nets easier. The 5th picture is one of the creeks feeding onto the lake, from the main town. The last picture is a map of the lake.Read more

  • Day13

    Zigarren-Werkstatt

    November 27, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Nach einer 30minüten Bootsfahrt, wird uns hier einmal mehr gezeigt, wie die landestypischen Zigarren hergestellt werden. Jede dieser Frauen schafft an einem Arbeitstag von 8h ganze 800 Stück. Wir sind erstaunt wie schnell das geht und sehen ihnen wie in Trance dabei zu.Read more

  • Day15

    Tag 15 Inle See #Nang Pang

    October 14, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Heute ging es wieder früh los. Eine Bootstour auf dem Inle See war Programm😎😁. Erstes Highlight heute, die Barkenprozession. Das wollten wir uns natürlich nicht entgehen lassen. Wenn man genau zu dieser Zeit schon einmal hier am Inle See ist 👍😎.Read more

  • Day15

    Tag 15 Inle See #Barkenprozession

    October 14, 2019 in Myanmar ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Unzählige Boote mit Ruderern zogen die goldenene Barke, in denen 4 der 5 Buddhas drinnen waren (einer musste Zuhause bleiben, da der legendäre nach ein Schiff wohl mal untergegangen sei). Ein herrliches Spektakel, was man mal miterlebt haben muss✌😎😊.Read more

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