We always look out for new places, new ways of travel, new adventures, and out of the beaten track
locations for our visitors to experience. Whether it is for a nice enjoyment
of natural scenery and local life, relaxation and recharge during a break, or
jungle trek and camping of a high demand we always research to locate appropriate
areas to go.
Our research for new travel experiences |
Income & benefit distribution to communities economy
Ideas could come from any place at any time.
Sometimes it is from books or newspapers or from a tv program. In many cases
it simply arrives out of our imaginative playing with the maps. We also search the
Internet whenever we are in town. Still, some brand new great ideas come from the
requests of our tourists.
We have information on the computers.
We also search the Internet whenever we are in town office. Local
University libraries are also where we go for information.
Maps and books are our precious sources of infromation.
Maps tell us many things: location, landscape, how to go, difficulty level of travel,
distances, elevations, and virtual views and imagination of what we will
experience when we actually get there. However it is always necessary to find
people who live nearby and who we can contact. We always call them to collect
reliable information and knowledge.
Newspaper clippings provide us a lot of information too. Only problem is the boss
never know how to keep them in order. For travel to rural village areas it is necessary to
find local community peoples to provide their services and products for our trips.
A lot of talkings is necessary to make sure we understand each other and
expectations are met. Help is always provided.
When necessary (it is quite often while we are in town)
someone needs to work till mid-night or early in the morning.
Finally the time arrives for a research or survey trip.
We still don't understand why it is always rush and
we get only little time to prepare the trip whenever the trip is without a tourist.
Here is our snack ration for me and an internship student for a
4 days walk to hilltribe villages - so little!! But it is OK because we are
sleeping in the villages and will eat the local food anyway.
Some scenes of our village and forest life
A typical meal in a Karen tribal village home: mountain rice, bamboo shoot soup, fish paste with chillie, vegetable, greens, etc.
After dinner meeting around a fire place in a hilltribe village house kitchen - hot plain tea prepared.
Transport on a village road in one rainy season
Dry season mountain camping