After lunch at a cafe of noodles, avocado salad (which I REALLY got to enjoy this time!) a peanut salad, assortment of fruit and a coke, we walked to the river where we caught a boat that took us up Inle lake to the Sin Yaw guesthouse in Nyaung Shwe . Along the way we say lots of water farming and fishermen, one of whom entertained us with his gymnastic ability to manipulate his net.
Dinner was entertaining as we enjoyed some amazing Indian food at the Innlay Hut which is owned by a fellow obsessed with Eminem. It’s definitely different and not for those easily offended with his f*** Trump tee shirt and rapper way of speaking. At one point he got on his hands and knees and sprayed our feet with bug spray. Interesting character to say the least! I think his mom cooks the food which is delicious. All 5 of us had a different dish and all were really good. Indian food may be my new favourite.
The next day we took a boat tour of Inle Lake and a few of the 80 villages on it. It seems each village has a speciality In one they wove cloth out of lotus, silk and cotton and made longyis, scarves and a few clothes. Another is into boat building and carpentry. Silversmiths reside in another, and there are lots of floating farms. They all seem to work very hard for very little money and are very family oriented.
Later we climbed in a chariot (tuk tuk) and visited the local winery to do some wine tasting and watch the sun go down over the valley.