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... hill tribes of Northern Thailand, She replaced the opium fields with tea fields and had tea farmers teach the people of this village learn how to farm this sustainable product. I think it is awesome that the Queen took the time to teach these people a new way to survive. We were able to walk through these tea fields and interact with the people of this hill tribe village. Our tour guide knows the pungent smell of opium. He later informed us that he could ...
... and to fight you must have an army, and an army must have guns, and to buy guns you must have money." In these mountains, the only money is in opium, so that is what he turned to. We were able to see his living quarters, jail cell, and kitchen. The grounds were beautiful. Khun Sa still lived in the village as of the 1970's before fleeing to Burma. He had 200 soldiers that protected his grounds. The opium was not grown on these grounds, ...
... the main hall at this temple complex, there is a standing Buddha statue holding his right hand in front of him with his palm facing forward and beside this statue there is an explanation of its meaning. Two small kingdoms were fighting over the little water they had between the two of them. The Lord Buddha foresaw bloodshed if the disagreeing continued, so he stood and told the two kingdoms to stop because relatives are more important than water. ...
... and spring onions, washed down with a glass or three
of Thai wine. Not brilliant but light and almost alcoholic.
Swimming in the rain
‘Big rain’ they call it and it certainly was last night
and most of the morning. Gene Kelly enjoyed singing in the rain and I quite enjoy
swimming in the rain. It’s warm and you get wet either way. The roofs have no
gutters; they wouldn’t catch this rain anyway, so you can ...
... and directed to the shower area where i washed and changed into dryer cloths. We then sat and ate an excellent chicken meal with rice and pineapples. Afterward i was driven back to my hotel in a nice car, sleeping most of the way. Back at the hotel i took a nice nap. What a great fun time today.
When i woke up i went to the corner store for crazy glue to fix my glasses, which i did and good as new. I met up with my french friend and we walked around the ...
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