Lots of resettlement happened and it still happens. DRZ will put you in alot of these places.
The thing you will find here is chatting with the local old timers will give you more info than you can gain anywhere else. And you can talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime. People chat with total strangers and don't find it strange at all.
If I still had every dollar I spent on motorbikes I would be a richer man but a poorer person.