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Archive for December, 2011

The Different Thai Hill Tribes, Part 2 Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

There are many different hill tribes in Thailand, so the purpose of the next series of posts is to help you learn how to identify each.

The Different Thai Hill Tribes, Part 1 Posted by on Dec 25, 2011

There are many different hill tribes in Thailand, so the purpose of the next series of posts is to help you learn how to identify each.

The Thai Hill Tribes, Part 3 Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

One of our guides told us of her story, of why she was doing what she was doing. She said she ran away from her mom in the city because she liked working with the Akha tribe. Her mom apparently wasn’t very happy that, as a result, she wouldn’t get a university education. One of…

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The Thai Hill Tribes, Part 2 Posted by on Dec 19, 2011

On my very first trip to Thailand I had the lucky chance to visit one of the northern tribes, the Akha. I lived and worked with them for 3 days and 3 nights, giving me an opportunity to learn a lot about them first hand.

“One Month in Thailand” Wrap-Up Posted by on Dec 19, 2011

The year 2011 started out with one of the best experiences of my life, as I spent a month traveling through Thailand and into Laos. We set out on our trip seeking a respite from the cold, dry, Beijing winter, with a pleasant beach vacation. What we ended up with was the adventure of a…

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The Thai Hill Tribes, Part 1 Posted by on Dec 16, 2011

On my very first trip to Thailand I had the lucky chance to visit one of the northern tribes, the Akha. I lived and worked with them for 3 days and 3 nights, giving me an opportunity to learn a lot about them first hand.

Party Time Near the Mekong River, and Farewell Thailand Posted by on Dec 15, 2011

For our last night in Thailand, we stumbled upon a riverside party with karaoke and plenty of booze. We had some fun, made new friends, sang songs, drank wine out of a bag, and sent some lanterns up to the heavens. The next day, we boarded the 2-day long slow boat ride down the Mekong…

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