Throughout the day, the gardens impressed us. Everything, it seems, grows in the hills north of Kalaw: papayas, bananas, and oranges but also cauliflower, mustard greens, garlic, tea, and coffee.
These crazy cacti on a cement post and an old tire are how dragon fruit grows in Shan state.
Do you recognize these berries?
We passed this appealing homestay near the end of our day trek. I'd love to stay here next time, as long as I have internet access.
Thanks to Emma and Aung Bone Bone for a splendid day. 8 miles later, we earned our flutes of Myanmar bubbly at the local wine bar. I can't imagine a better trek.