Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Easy Rider Tour - Day 5

Easily one of the highlights of the Easy Rider tour was the access it gave us to the ethnic villages. This grandmother is part of the Gie hill tribe, which had been given government subsidies to move down from the mountains and closer to the main road, where the tribe could have some access to electricity and building materials. She preferred to live in her traditional hut, with a hammock as her only furniture and her food stored in bags hanging over her fire, which discourages animals.

This might discourage them, too. As part of her decor, to show her prowess as a hunter, she hung the dried skulls of monkeys and other animals she's hunted and eaten.


To be filed under unforgettable moments - realizing we are squatting under a ceiling of dead monkey skulls.

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