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My theme this year is Burma AKA Myanmar. I used to live in Laos, so this was a return to Southeast Asia that I looked forward to. I spent a little over three weeks exploring this country, learning a bit about its culture: its history, religion, and language. I thought others might enjoy some of what I learned and saw.
|Inle Lake Transportaion|
Inle Lake has the most beautiful sites, and it’s a thriving cottage industry center. Here you can watch weavers, potters, gold and silversmiths at work. The lake is 900 meters above sea level, 22km long and 10km wide. The diverse ethnic population, the floating farms, the unique leg-rowed traditional boats all add up an amazing place to visit.
|Coming Across Inle Lake to the Monastery|
|Inle Lake Floating Store|
|Inle Lake at Sunset
This post is all about seeing the beauty of a place. Here’s more from The Lonely Planet on a visit to Inle Lake.
Answers to K: What do you know about Karma?
T 1. This Endless Knot is the symbol of karma. (People who believe in this theory, believe we are never released until we reach the perfection of Buddah and achieve Nirvana. )
T 2. In Buddhism, karma theory is used to explain the cause of evil. (They’ve been critiqued by some for their theological explanation of suffering in children by birth, as the result of his or her sins in a past life. Buddhists maintain this criticism is based on a lack of understanding of karma.)
NOW what do you know about Inle Lake in Burma?
T/F 1. Untreated sewage has become a problem for the health of the lake.