The people in the hills, per our guide, had nothing in their heads, because they’d never gone to school. The government could tell them anything. This ensured a steady supply of people needing training and interrogation.
One problem with living in a society where it is frowned upon to speak out against the government, is that no one can speak up about stupid ideas.
There are old souls here with fresh faces.
Thai politics are polarized into a spectrum than only a mantis shrimp could see.
Don’t fall asleep. You never know where you might end up, or where you’ve gone whilst you’ve slumbered.
It is an amazingly quaint and chill place with not a huge amount to do. That is the charm, really.
Here’s an interesting fact. At one point in the 70s, the US Embassy in Vientiane, Laos was the largest in the world with over 3,000 Americans posted there.
The spirits felt disrespected and needed to be appeased.
Like a turtle trapped atop a fence post, or an ill-informed strongman, one wonders how this came to be?