13.02.2008 -17 °C
Today we visited the Hill Tribe[u] group. These groups of about twenty different ethnic groups together number approximately 550,000.
Most of these people migrated from Tibet, China, or Laos. They came with their own practices and customs but the government has opposed most of them.
The Hill Tribe people make most of their living from the tourism industry. Their living rooms have been transformed into showrooms selling handicrafts. They also host trekkers. They wear colorful cloths and quite a bit of jewelry.
We had a great time spending time with them – they were very friendly and the kids loved getting their pictures taken.