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Old 01-18-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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A Day with the Hmong

G'day all.

Here's my first attempt at a brief report.
Good to be here.

I'm now living in northern Thailand and have discovered that the area is not only a rider's dream but it is also blessed with about nine Hilltribe groups, each with their unique language, customs and ceremonies.

Recently I rode into the surrounding hills, to a village named Mae Sa Mai, to share some of the Hmong New Year celebrations with about 10,000 Hmong.

It was a wonderful and colourful day, hosted by friendly, amazing people.

Here's a few pics to show you some of the colour.


























So if any of you are contemplating coming to northern Thailand, just do it!
We'll look after you.
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Tjilpi screwed with this post 01-26-2013 at 05:53 AM Reason: couldn't upload pics
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:28 AM   #2
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Hi, you need to get a Photobucket or Smugmug account and upload the pics there and then link to here.

Here's a thread about it:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:40 AM   #3
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Thank you Kyns.
I've had bad time with image hosts in the past and was hoping to be able to insert images direct from desktop, however I'll try the latter service.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:43 AM   #4
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Photobucket works for me, it's free too, up to 1000 images i think.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:46 AM   #5
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OK, might have it sorted now!
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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Well, the pics were there; now they're MIA!
Ahh, they've re-appeared!
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #7
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So if you are contemplating coming to northern Thailand; do it!
We'll take good care of you.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #8
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:47 AM   #9
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Translation please 'eap'.
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Translation please 'eap'.
That means I am subscribed and 'lurking' (eating popcorn ) waiting for more entertaining posts with great pics! I worked 3 years in NongKhai with Lao and BanVinai with Hmong refugees and got up to Chiang Mai a few times. Your posts bring back memories of wonderful people and beautiful places in Thailand - Khap Khun Mak, Tjilpi.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:48 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Tjilpi View Post

I'm now living in northern Thailand and have discovered that the area is not only a rider's dream but it is also blessed with about nine Hilltribe groups, each with their unique language, customs and ceremonies.
Yes, Thailand's borders do contain a wider variety of culture and languages than many realise..... Despite the efforts of the Ministry of Culture to promote the image of a homogeneous, central Thai speaking Buddhist society.

Much of what is now thought of as "Thai Culture" was invented by them back in the 1930's to further the nationalist aims of the powers that had recently come to be. Thankfully some of the diversity has remained in the kingdom's far flung corners.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #12
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Ah, thank you 'eap'.
Yes, the various 'Hilltribe' groups and their willingness to share their culture really enriches an expats life here.

I'm off to an Akha show soon, so will do another report.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #13
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Well said Khun Mick.
I'll stay away from the politics and the lies that TAT sell about Thailand.
I'm just so happy riding here and discovering, for me, new places and interesting people.

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Pix gone again ? ? ? ? ?

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:07 AM   #15
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Very frustrating!!!!!
I certainly didn't remove them.
This might be why I abandoned 'Photobucket' a couple of years ago.
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