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Soppong, Thailand

Written on: Thursday November 23rd, 2006

A journal entry from: Southeast Asia

We've had an exciting last two days. We left Pai and our stuff in our room and headed out on the motorbike - over a mountain pass and to a small village in the hills that has an incredible amount of caves and villages of hill tribe peoples. You should have seen us putt putting along these roads - switchbacks... very steep. I actually had to get off and walk at one time.  Guess Greg needs a bigger bike next time!  Or a lighter woman (his suggestion!)  We hired a guide with a lantern who took us into this huge cave with a river running through it. Then we had to hire a guide with a bamboo raft to travel through the caves. We would get out and the guide would take us through large caverns  to show us remarkable stalactites, a cave painting and even old coffins, l0,000 years old.   We stayed the night at a place that had jungle-like huts and the restaurant had a fire burning in the middle of it. We met the most interesting bunch of people from all over the world - a crazy biologist who had found some rare bats, a couple from Vancouver and she wholesales clothing to shops in Nelson, people from Switzerland, Germany, Australia... an interesting campfire conversation.  In the morning I encouraged Greg  to drive farther into the hills to some other remote villages. VERY interesting people - each village's cultural origin identified by the type of clothing and homes.  The little kids always wave, but there is a bit of an uncomfortable feeling being in remote villages. We try to buy something and not take any pictures or gawk ... 

 

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