#6 in a series of posts from Burma (Myanmar). The first Chindwin River post was here.
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Even the northern Chindwin is just a few days’ boat trip down to Monywa — a good-sized commercial center — so there was quite a bit of commerce up and down the river. Here’s how people fed themselves and made their livings.
Of course, they lived on the river and there was also a lot of fishing, though (unlike at Inle Lake) I never got the feeling very many people fished as a full-time occupation.