Trekking

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Village of the long neck tribe
So spent the last two days trekking, absolutely amazing!! We woke up early and joined a french couple from our hostel and were taken to see the long neck tribe, people who wear rings around their necks to make them longer and then were taken to an orchid and butterfly farm were we joined up with the rest of our group, two english guys and a girl and two more english girls from liverpool,a nd our tour guide, Nu. We then set off for the foot of the MOUNTAINS and there began our trekking. We joined up with another group and rode on elephants for an hour up the base of the mountains (well they might be hills, i'm not entirely sure) our elephant was the most mardy of the bunch, it was constantly hungry, even though we fed it a millions banannas and it also refused to move a lot of the time.
TREKKING
After the elephants we continued trekking on foot which involved a river crossing in a cage on a zip wire and then lunch. As we got higher it got more jungley and harder to climb, finally we arrived at the top of the mountain and into the Lahana tribe's village. they have a group of tourists staying with them once a week and so had layed out mats and mosquito nets and lots of woolley blankets for us. We all had freezing cold showers and then sat down on the hut floor for tea. Then two boys from the tribe played us songs on a guitar and then one of them who called himself jungle boy showed us loads of tricks with match sticks and stuff and also made up his own songs, such as "No woman, no cry... No Whisky, I die!!" and one that narrated our journey so far, he was also an accomplished liar passing himself off as 11 when he was clearly in his 20's. They passed around some tribal smoke, which would have been rude to not accept, and then we all went to bed, although it was pritty hard trying to sleep on the bamboo floor and it also monsooned heavily in the night.
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Village of the long neck tribe
Village of the long neck tribe
TREKKING
TREKKING
Trekking, from near the top of the…
Trekking, from near the top of th…
AT the Lahunna tribe, and with a w…
AT the Lahunna tribe, and with a …
Long neck tribe
Long neck tribe
Mardy Mardy elephanthead
Mardy Mardy elephanthead
Cage over a raging torrent of water
Cage over a raging torrent of water
..well a small river
..well a small river
jungley
jungley
sleeping place
sleeping place
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photo by: Stevie_Wes