Hilltribes and Elephants on the trail to Mae Ngao National Park, Thailand

We rocked up to a little village just before Na Kian where they have power, cold drinks and lots of cute kids and friendly locals-

The ice coffee doesn’t seem to do much for Dave, but finding a bottle of whiskey put a smile on his face!

Dave’s venison jerky was a hit with the kids!

Mom was busy running the store and drying silk threads from which the Karen make their traditional clothing.

Over in another corner women were spinning the silk and winding it onto spools, I should have taken a picture! Folks here were friendly and didn’t mind having their pictures taken-

Cute grubby kids!

We continued west on what appears, on the map anyway, as a “real” road: Ro Po Cho Chiang Mai 40521:

Well, the road signs are a nice touch, but other than that, this “road” was rough as guts and must be murder in a car or truck…

Thank goodness they let us know there are curves coming up!

A bit further on I was delighted to come across a genuine working elephant! Alas the pictures didn’t come out well, but still, what a magnificent creature!

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