Sunday, February 24, 2008

January 21, 2008: On the road to Chiang Khong

We had a long journey from Pai. It was a journey back to Chiang Mai, then east to Chiang Khong, where we would cross the river/border into Laos. Before the sun set, we stopped in a small village where there was an awesome local market outside of Chiang Khong. There were all kinds of animal parts, vegetables, bugs, and.... stuff. It was great. Unlike Chiang Khong.

This woman scored. We watched as a British farang (foreigner) we were with unknowingly dropped some 20 baht at his feet, his friend picking it up. He turned around and handed it to this woman, completely unaware it was his friend's. He tried to explain that she dropped this, and left her in a hilarious state of confusion. Soon, half the market place was staring at the group of haggard British farang who curiously handed people money. We were busting up....

She didn't get any money.

Market-fresh French crepes, made right here in this obscure village market in Thailand.

Bugs. Some, alive. I bought so many.

The farang, looking at bugs...

We were all a little out of place.

A crazy Thai man talking to our driver, who's in the special forces.

Our bus. Yup, it was a loooonnnnngggg day.

My friend.

Photos & Copyright Jeremy Hohengarten 2008
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