One of the first places we stopped was an elementary school for the Hmong children. We saw them learning to read Thai and several kids were simply playing-very similar to recess in the States. We presented the teacher with some coloring books and crayons that I had brought in my suitcase. Then on to the actual villages.
Everything was amazing from the condition of the roads getting there to the bright colors the women were wearing (alot of it handmade) to the women addicted to ‘beetle juice’ which makes their teeth black. The water buffalo and the cattle in the fields-it is off season so they are grazing in the fields and also fertilizing for the next crop. They were herded back into the village right in front of us with their wooden bells clanking around their necks and their babies following along. The herdsmen were singing and calling them as they trudged up the hill. Lots more to come, but I’m hungry!!!!
We are toast so we are going to get some food and wash up for our next day at the Elephant Nature Center. More pix to come. Be sure to see all 5 posts from today at https://graffitigossip.com