Category archives for Myanmar
We left from the mountain village of Kalaw and began a 3 day trek to Inle Lake. Our guide Doh was really fun, our cook Ynoe made great food and our porter San was terrific. He carried my bag and helped Everest through the really muddy parts. Our first day we had lunch at a village home. They were wonderful even though we speak different languages.
Today we took a 15 hour ride on a local boat down the Ayeyarwady River. The sun rise was exquisite as we left Mandalay. We had two plastic chairs and a little floor space but we settled in.
After we left Singapore we went to Myanmar which is untouched by the western world. It is so foreign that I will bet that 3/4 of the people reading this don’t even know that it is in Asia.
In Myanmar everything that the typical American kid thinks is a necessity is really something very rare. We take for granted things like clean water. Most people in Myanmar drink rain water that is not filtered which means there are lots of tiny bacteria that would make Americans sick but it doesn’t seem to affect the Burmese people.