Ruby Wax to Rudy Maxa (more multimedia - set your VCR)
Hot on the heels of Ruby Wax's piece managing to combine cold towels, George Clooney and our very own Puang Phet in one sentence (well, almost) and my alleged performance in the back of a New York Taxi (reported now from two sources despite my cast iron alibi) comes news of another chance for our American cousins to see a little of what we do.
Rudy spent a few days with us, mainly concentrating on the Four Seasons side of the hill and a long shooting session down in the baby camp.
Set those VCR's!
Thailand, Golden Triangle
Saturday, August 9
2 p.m. (Analog)
(30 mins) CC LTR
Thailand, Golden TriangleTea plantations have replaced the opium fields in northern Thailand, but dense jungle still covers much of the area where Thailand borders Burma and Laos. Visit an Akha hill tribe village trying to maintain its traditions in the face of tourism. Meet elephants rescued from life in Bangkok at an elephant orphanage. Join Rudy as he takes mahout lessons and gets soaked steering his elephant into the river that separates Thailand from Burma. Explore the small villages that mark this part of the country and meet a Buddhist monk who uses horses, martial arts, and religion to steer young men away from the temptations of drugs being produced across the border in Burma. The saffron robes of Buddhist monks, the vivid colors of local blossoms, and the brilliant emerald of rice fields make the Golden Triangle a magical corner of the world.