Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hill Tribe Village

Well hello July, fancy meeting you here on this sandy beach in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. How time flies! I know I say that a lot on this blog, but this summer has taken the cake on fitting in as much as possible in a short time. I'm hopping from Rustic Pathways program to program all over SE Asia this summer photographing activities, learning people's stories and meeting some pretty inspiring students. On just such a trip up into the mountain in Mae Sariang, we came to a village that produced hill tribe coffee for Starbucks. Yum! This lovely Karen gentleman sat surrounded by our students and talked (with the translation help of Newah) about the history of his religion and the Karen people in Burma. Even though I couldn't understand his words, I found myself listening to the gestures of his hands.

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