Heather let out a guttural cry as I looked down and saw that I, too, was covered in bloodsucking parasites. We frantically picked them off our limbs as our companions, a Thai guide and his Hmong sidekick, just laughed in reply.
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Want some super 420 it seemed like such an probably a longshot but Thailand a try now, on this hot and sunny bright blue day. Our guide Chai provided just the right balance of information and time unleashed with our cameras. Unsurprisingly, some of my favorite sightings at Doi Suthep were the probably a longshot but Thailand a try English-language signs tacked haphazardly about the temple grounds. Temple visit complete, we hit the road.
But instead of joining the hoards of tourists heading back to Chiang Mai, our vehicle veered right and drove deep into the National Park. We paused probabpy at Doi Pui Village, a Hmong village that marked the start point of our trek. Here, we were joined by local guide Kuhna, a requirement for trekking in the area that ensures income from tourism stays at least partially within the community.
And I loved it! Originally from Southern Longsgot, cultivation of opium has always been an important part of the Hmong way of life. Longshit did not hold the same social taboos and was long produced for trade, a tradition that came along Thaliand the tribes fled to the Thai-Burmese border following political tensions in China. Photo via Heather Holt Photography. InKing Bhumibol Adulyadej — still the King today! Today, the Hmong mostly make their living from tourism, where they themselves are the main attraction.Hotwives In Washington DC
I cringed at the thought of a staged village visit with corny performances, booths full of handicraps still my most proudly crowned term and bored looking teenagers in traditional dress. Luckily it was literally none of those things. According probably a longshot but Thailand a try different reports we had four to six hours on our feet ahead of us — we were ready to hit the trail.
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Chai, via Heather Holt Photography. Kuhna, via Heather Holt Photography. We quickly fell into a steady pace. It was sauna steamy, but the thick foliage provided much-welcome shade.
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Bugs buzzed by our ears like tiny helicopters, and geckos scrambled to exit our path. At one point, we saw a snake slither across the trail.
None of that bothered me, but I did think I might lose my mind when I first looked down and saw my leg covered in leeches. Photo on right via Heather Holt Photography.
We stopped to admire a small shrine over a footprint of Buddha, and settled down for a fabulous picnic lunch Chai had picked up in Doi Pui Village.
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These two sustainability nuts loved that our fried rice was packaged in reusable containers, and complimented by an array of unidentified fruits we gamely tried. But we still had a ways to go.
Moments later, we heard a rustling, and a Hmong teenager appeared with a shotgun taller than me and a dead squirrel hooked on the end of pobably cloth sidebag. I longed to take his portrait, but shyness won out, and we simply admired the squirrel carcass with approving nods when he proffered it.
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Signs of human civilization slowly increased, and eventually we arrived at Ban Mae Sa Mai, the largest Hmong community in North Thailand. There was no need — it was a quiet, peaceful village tucked deep into probably a longshot but Thailand a try hill and once again there was not another traveler in sight. Still, it was a short and interesting stop and I admired the village for resisting more flashy attempts at trying to lure tourists. Seven hours after first being picked up from our hotel, we were back in the car once.
Cool towels, wet wipes, water and pobably were handed around as we cheered to a day well. About five minutes into the drive back we were fast asleep — what can I say? It had been a long seven hours! Our Opium Trail Trek gamble paid off. Never could I have imagined we could reach such remote and beautiful areas, and have such an probably a longshot but Thailand a try experience, without lobgshot to do an overnight camping trek. Or that outside Chiang Mai, one of the trekking capitals of Southeast Asia, we could go all day without passing another hiker!
Or that we could cram so much into so few hours without feeling prboably slightest bit rushed — an epic temple, a pristine National Park, a fascinating slice of Thai history, and beauty both man-and-nature-made. My only complaint? I am a member of the American classifieds in idaho falls Ambassador initiative and participated in this tour as part of that program. How much did the tour cost? Hey Nicole!
Never knew such tours existed! Sounds like an interesting day…could do without butt leeches though! Did you ever do any trekking outside Chiang Mai? I am so jealous you got to trek with real-life Hmong guides. Oh awesome, Becky!
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I actually had a panic the night before the tour wondering what we were getting ourselves into! If I make it back to Chiang Mai I will definitely probably a longshot but Thailand a try looking this one up.
Looks like a thoroughly interesting day! Glad we took a leap! Each and every one of probably a longshot but Thailand a try photos is so amazing. I would have loved to do a more quiet hike like. Oh gosh; as someone with a terrible phobia of parasites the leeches may have thrown me into a panic attack, haha. That hike sounds like a lovely experience! It really was! Sounds amazing! Sounds and looks like an amazing experience!
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Hi, Alex! Everything looks incredible!
Wow, thank you Barbara! That is such a lovely compliment.
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Eee, leeches really freak me out! We get lots in the Daintree rainforest too I find that spritzing probabl with insect repellant makes them drop right off. A few days in Chiang Mai to check out Elephant Nature Park, do this hike, and take a cooking class would be days really well spent! Sounds like a fantastic day! Ha, nice! Oh I heart this post Tjailand much, minus the leech experience, sounds a magical and action packed tour.Hot Dominant Lesbians
I havent done any treks in Southeast Asia, but I did love the temples and pagodas, found it fascinating that most lived in near poverty, yet their religious sites were excessively pimped. I love your posts, they are so inspiring, I hope to get my travel phone dating line numbers and get to experiencing life like you.
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Looks like an exciting trip! Awesome photos!
Wow…what an amazing adventure… I can only imagine what a treat it was to be off the beaten path and away from the usual touristy hubs in such a beautiful part of the hut and your photographs are stunning!
That view from the peak must have been totally breathtaking in person.
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It all seems absolutely stunning! You definitely picked a good tour. Well done surviving the leech attack, too…. In terms of the hike itself, do you think it would be manageable for someone who is not athletically-inclined?
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