In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Drive from Heho to Lake Inle
Left Mandalay adn traveled over air and land to the spellbinding Lake Inle, one of Burma's most amazing destinations.
The drive from Heho to Inle was over a barren highway full of check posts with Ak-47 wielding soldiers, donkey carts, abandoned motorcycles, and bundled up peasants sitting cross legged in the dust.
Off the highway onto dirt gravel roads, I saw a young girl my daughter's age leading a water buffalo.
Over the bridge full of pagodas in the distance, fisherman on the shore, and long wooden boats motoring toward the sunrise.
Stopped at the teak monastery to chat with the monks.
Arrived down the dusty trail and it felt like a dream.