Friday, March 22, 2013

Burma Part V: Inle to Mandalay

Our second full day in Inle we decided to start slow. We got up, read our books, had a lovely breakfast, etc. Around 10 a.m. we went to pick up our bikes to bike to the Forest Monastery -- only around 11 km.

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And then I was off to Mandalay. I was a little lazy in Mandalay. To be fair, I was leaving time open so I could do a bit of work.

But I stayed near the market, so I have a lot of market shots...

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Hanging to keep the rats out.

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Money mandala for temple gifts...

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They spend 5 hours pounding little beads of gold into incredibly thin sheets of gold to coat Buddhas and stupas.

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Making walls...

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Fans...

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I tried to bike out of town, but the roads were just a bit rough for it to be fun. But I got to this...

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