Nice One on Surin Farmers
This was a lovely write-up on Surin farmers
. So much more interesting than the elephant show (though it has its own charms, I am sure).
Farm life in Isarn seems much as I remember it 30 years ago, but now it is much more mechanized and the farmers have more options. And they are not living that absolute subsistence life anymore.
It seems like you had a personal connection to find these folks. It may be a part of the current phenomenon wherein every village in the north and northeast has at least one farang resident. There may be some villages without farang, but they are very hard to find.
Enjoyed reading about this. Might look for that village if I ever get to that part of the northeast again.
Silkworm pupae are delicious, taste like sweetcorn.
Keep up the good work.