Hilltribe Exploitation in Northern Thailand and Laos

While visiting Chiang Mai, my driver stopped by the Hilltribe Education Village, which is ostensibly a snapshot of hilltribe life featuring representative from the Akha, Lau, and Karen (long necks) tribes.  You arrive at the village and the fee is a whopping $10USD, which compared to other ‘attractions’ in the area is a bit expensive. … More Hilltribe Exploitation in Northern Thailand and Laos

The Best $4 I Ever Spent: An ode to Alan Bate, the Heart of Chiang Khong

I spend $4 all the time without thinking about it while likely walking away without anything much that leaves an impression on me, except for maybe the impression all those $4 specialty doughnuts have left on my hips. But, the $4 I spent to stay the night at the Funky Box Hostel in Chiang Khong … More The Best $4 I Ever Spent: An ode to Alan Bate, the Heart of Chiang Khong