Visibility in North Thailand is very limited during scorching April. Nearby hills surrounding Thaton lose their contours and further mountains disappear in summer haze.
The area near the highest mountain in Borneo – Mt. Kinabalu.
The road 1095 in Northern Thailand is spectacular and famous for its many curves. There is 1,000 meters difference in elevation on 45 km stretch between Pai and Pang Mapha.
We reach a pass , the highest point of 1,431 meters above sea level on middle way. The temperature drops below 20 degrees C. October visibility is moderate. The surrounding dark blue mountain ranges extending into Burma hiding in the afternoon fog.
We come to a Toraja village situated on top of a hill. We take a rest in shadow of barn waiting for a meal.
A group of neolithic stone tombs are scattered 30 minutes walk from Batu Tering, a village in the western part of Sumbawa island.
The area has been protected since 1992.
I found a few tourists complaining about the long way to the tombs in a guest book entries.
“Sorry guys, the new asphalt road is not ready yet”.
People are strange, they want to travel and discover new places, but don’t want to get tired.
According to the guest book no more than 30 foreigners visit Aik Renung every year.
Purification rites at private house in Ubud. The mask is called Tua and depicts an old man.
The picturesque beach in Qui Nhon, a town on the way between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The girl in traditional Akha garb visiting Chiang Mai.
A Lahu village in Mae Hong Son Province was a stop on the trail in Northern Thailand.
Toast, coffee and eggs were provided by our chauffeur. The cousins of our host were watching us during the meal.