I haven't been back to Shan State almost 20 years. Didn't change much. I can still recall some parts of the town that I was born. It was bad that we can't fine real Shan Food except more or less look likes Chinese Food. Most of the trip I ended up with "Fried Rice", safe for my liver and good!!
This is one of the cheap car that runs between Tachileik and Keng Tung. The road is twisted almost all the way. I wish you all see the car that we rented. It was so rusted, so old and so much holes that the cold wind blow into my face constantly. See there were holes where the iron had rusted a way which make me feel like getting free air com in cold weather! But after seeing how the local travelling I was so happy with my own private rusted mini van. Can you imagine "I am sitting on the roof of the car"???....Hah! Well....If the time comes and if I have to do so, I am not hesitating to sit on that roof of the car my friends. I will never say "never". I am a person with the low nose and low butt! Oh yeah I have seen people with high noses.
Robins always like to see different (for my language I would say, Robins likes "bad views"). We went to see AKei People. Actually I never seen before either. Also I have never ever seen animal run so freely as the way they like. Chicken, pigs and dogs...They are all over including butt naked children too. I mean all over. The pigs are so friendly with you that they almost kiss your feet if you do not kick them. Around their house was very LITTLE clean but the rest woow................. I saw so much #$%^, I mean mix @#$%. My friends, these villages are stints and smell bad. I feel sad for their lives but no choice. One thing I noticed that there is no one fat people in the village. Healthy or force to be thin, I don't know.
The other village (we went 2 villages which is enough for me), is "Black Teeth People" villavge, also call "Enn" people (my spelling??). I saw only 2 women with very black teeth but the rest were not black but "YELLOW".
See in this photo me with Shan are doing the hard work. The guide is way in the front. By the way he speaks good English. We had to walk and climb to see the villages. Not an easy work you know!!!