Pictures from a walk in Myanmar

There is a famous trek from the town of Kalaw to Inle Lake in Myanmar. On my search for a haircut I met a tour guide who I asked about it. “Yes, I have this trek, but it…” an expressive scrunching of the face “no good. Too many tourist! Sometimes, fifty tourists in monastery, no good. But yes I have.” I asked about other possibilities and he told me one was leaving the next morning to go up into the hills, visit the villages of a couple of the different local ethnic groups, stay in a monastery, and return the next day.

He gave me some more details, and his nephews kept smiling at me, so I signed up.

It would be a bit of a stretch to call this leisurely walk a “trek” but it was beautiful scenery, nice people, and a good time.