Now that the dry season had begun, the cattle had come home to the farmer's fields where they would be provided with hay over the next few months. The rest of the time they roam the hills and fend for themselves. They come home on their own when the dry season starts--you don't even have to round them up.
Bundled in Balaclavas... not just Victoria is chilly! November 29th 2006 Yes, it's true. We were forced to purchase, and wear, balaclavas here in Thailand. The nights can get quite chilly in the mountains (about 5 degrees Celcius), and during our trek we were sleeping on plastic mats on bamboo with pretty much the thinnest sleeping bags I've ever seen for warmth. Luckily, they provided a few extra warm blankets for each of us at our "hotels" (bamboo huts with dried ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Pai A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more