Nothing wrong with a cold long neck on a hot day, or is there?

DSC_2064One of the unique experiences on this trip was a visit to the “long neck” tribes.  Women of the Kayan Lahwi tribe are well-known for wearing neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck, to lengthen it, Kind of odd.  They first start to wear rings when they are around five years old and they simply add longer ones as then get older…

The people from the long neck tribe are refugees from Burma who were accepted and supported by the Thai government for the tourist money they bring in. As I understand t they are not allowed to go outside of the refugee camp as part of the deal with the Thai government, interesting but kind of sad too.

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There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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1 Response to Nothing wrong with a cold long neck on a hot day, or is there?

  1. Anne Russell says:

    It is sad, isn’t it? They are really prisoners.

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