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.

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