April 3rd, 2013

Hippo

Passing some more fishermen on the way to a village

We were now off to another village on Inle Lake - passing by some fishermen on the way - some with their huge trap/nets.  One of them had just caught a fish and showed it to us as we passed. And then we passed a Post Office on stilts in a somewhat isolated place; I doubt if many people around there get mail. I gave a copy of the PO picture to the Cambridge Postmaster and a couple of her deputies and they got a big kick out of it.  Going through the channel into the village we passed a bunch of white Stupas and another Pagoda. You can see some of the docks and one of the bridges that crossed the channel.

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Here is a video of the fisherman who showed us his fish


Here is a 3:45 minute video of what I saw as our boat travelled through the channel
WeddingDay

To Market To Market, but saw no fat pigs

To market to market to buy a fat pig; but I saw no pigs there. We went to visit one of the 5-day markets in a village next to a pagoda on Inle Lake which we went to after this market. A number of the local ethnic inhabitants come to sell their wares; thus some of the different types of head gear. There was lots of food of all types for sale - some being cooked right there. Also cosmetics, pills, fabric, and doodads. And on the edge people were bathing and doing laundry in the water.

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