June 19, 2016

Kulu’s Song

Last week we were invited to visit the Chai Lai Orchid ecolodge near Chiang Mai. Aside from being a gorgeous place, the resort also works closely with Daughters Rising: an organization that focuses on empowering Karen women. / continue reading

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June 12, 2016

Find a Wife in the Rice Fields

While staying near Chiang Mai, we were told about a local flute maker who we should meet. One hour-long drive and a ten minute hike later, we arrived at a waterfall compound where he makes and sells his instruments. / continue reading

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June 7, 2016

A Buddhist, a Catholic, and an Animist Walk into the Woods

I’ll explain. Last weekend we were invited to attend a Karen forest preservation ceremony in a small village outside Lamphun, Thailand. We were told that we might be the first foreigners ever to visit that village. We’re pretty sure that was not the case… but we were definitely a novelty.

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I don’t think white people go up that way too often (there must have been 30 people who came up to us asking for photos with us). / continue reading