TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY
Myanmar (Burma) - A country full of beautiful souls.
I had the opportunity to visit Myanmar back in 2018 on a 1-week business trip. I extended my stay by 3 weeks as this was a place I was desperate to visit. I was based in Yangon for 2 weeks, in which time I explored a vast majority of the city on foot and hopped on a train to do the Yangon Circular Train Line. The public train travels around the 45.9-kilometre circuit at 15 km/h and stops at 39 stations.
I also visited Bagan, which is famous for temples. In total it's home to around 10,000 small temples and 3000 monasteries. A popular activity to do in Bagan is to get in a hot-air balloon and glide about the thousands of temples. Unfortunately, I missed the season for this by 3 weeks.
Next, I made my way to Kalaw, which is the starting point for the famous 3 days/2 nights trek to Inle Lake stopping at remote villages each night. The total distance is approximately 35miles /57km. It was an incredible experience and a unique insight to see how locals live.
Inle Lake was the last stop on my itinerary. I couldn't have planned a better route, as for me Inle Lake was the best part of the trip. It's a lake surrounded by mountains and is famous for growing tomatoes due to the perfect conditions. All of the locals live on the lake in bamboo houses! I participated in a private cooking school out on the lake, which offered a different perspective of the lake amongst the neighbourhood.
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