Saturday, April 25, 2015

AtoZBlogChallenge:V is for Villages


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My theme this year is Burma AKA Myanmar. I used to live in Laos, so I looked forward to returning to Southeast Asia. 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 see some of what I saw.
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This is a village on Lake Inle. The only way to reach the houses or the monastery is by boat. 




This is how you get around the villages of Inle Lake.



Another Inle Lake Village

Answers to what do you know about British Colonial Times in Burma?


F 1. Britain went to war with Burma in the early 1900's. (The war began in 1824 when Burma's Konbaung Dynasty tried to move into an area close to Britain's Indian.

T 2. The Anglo-Burmese War had a few causes, but the most commonly named are the British desire for access to teak forests in southern Burma and a port to ship from. (*It seems the causes for war are only different in the resources countries covet--teak in one century, oil in another. *This is a political opinion.) 


27 comments:

  1. Lake villages are cool. As long as it doesn't flood of course.

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  2. Lake villages astound me because I'm always curious about how the built the homes.

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  3. What llovely scenery, must be great to live with wonderful views.

    Enjoy your week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  4. That looks like a fun way to get around. Though, after awhile, it might get frustrating!

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  5. That village is awesome! Using a boat to get to it would be quite the experience. :)

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  6. Love them. How fun it would be to ride in a boat to get to places.

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  7. I love houses on stilts. They're scary and also cool (imagine swimming under your own house).

    Thanks for visiting me @ http://lovedasif.com.

    Drusilla Barron
    (also @ http://glamofgod,com)

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  8. not much has changed today.... politically....

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  9. What about bathrooms? Does everything goes under the house?
    Evalina, This and that...

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  10. Hi Lee - it looks amazing and I'd love to visit the monastery and the village .. cheers Hilary

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  11. More lovely pictures of what looks like a lovely village and place to visit. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

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  12. I am going to have to go back and read your A-Z posts. I have been a few km from the Burma border (in Thailand) but would love to visit the country. I'm envious that you lived in Laos (another country that I have not been in but within a few kms--on the Vietnamese border)

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  13. Beautiful place.

    I'm not shocked by the cause of wars. Human behavior stays pretty steady over the centuries...the good and the bad.

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  14. OMG-I got the questions right! :) There must be "hotels" also on this site which would be cool to stay at. I think I have seen this on "The Amazing Race"

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  15. Pretty pictures. But, I suppose not a good place to live if you get sea sick easily.

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  16. I really wouldn't like living on the water. I can only guess how the plumbing works.

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  17. I think I'm having as much fun reading the comments as the post! Had not thought about plumbing. Eek! Ok, there could be floods and houses that collapse into the water because of old age (but maybe not if they are repaired, and if teak is somewhat water resistant). My fear would be excessive mosquitoes hanging out with all that convenient water nearby.
    Maui Jungalow

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  18. Did you notice I had no quiz today? You can tell I'm wearing down a bit. I should have asked a plumbing question.

    Loved all your comments. So glad it's V and not A today.

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  19. Fascinating! I don't know how I would feel living in one

    Elizabeth Mueller
    AtoZ 2015
    My Little Pony

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  20. How cool! I really want to go visit!!

    You can find me here:
    ClarabelleRant

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  21. Interesting. I love old villages. So much history there.

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  22. i'm totally seasick but I love traveling vicariously through you. thanks!

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  23. Thanks for visiting my Stamps post today.
    I first learnt about Burma in WWII when my brother visited what was the Ceylon on an aircraft carrier. Laos I only knew about during the Vietnam War.

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  24. I'd love to live in a village out on a lake. Though knowing me I'd probably forget when I went out of the front door in the morning - splash!

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  25. I'm not sure I'd like to live someplace that is not easily accessible!

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  26. No doubt when you live on a lake you are very good in a boat :) I would end up in the drink if it was me ;)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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