It was a village on the way from Luang Prabang to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall. It is a bit disheartening to see how the village puts out the children to encourage the tourists to buy.
But the kids seem like they are mainly having fun and the truth is it is likely about the best way, right now, for them to bring in a bit of extra cash. It is far from perfect but I thought it was a nice stop and something that benefits the village more than it hurts it. Figuring out way to have local populations benefit from tourists is very important to raising standards of living in a sustainable way.
They had various handicrafts for sale and some food.
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Vehicles like these are the pickup “trucks” of Siem Reap, Cambodia. There are actual pickup trucks but there are 20 times more of these pickup motorcycles used to haul everything as pickup trucks and vans are used for elsewhere.
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This photo of an Orangutan with baby was taken by John Hunter at Semenggoh National Park in Borneo, Malaysia. See more photos, information and a video of these 2 orangutans.
The photos on this blog are by John Hunter. See many more of my photos organized by tag at Curious Cat Photos.
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