Scooter trip north of Pai

"Chinese tea in Thailand?""The Chinese Emperor"

We stopped off in a Chinese village just north of Pai when we were out on our scooters heading to the waterfall and viewing point. We spent nearly an hour drinking Chinese Chrysanthemum tea and using Google Translate to communicate with the Thai-Chinese girl who in the photo above. I was very interested to know how she felt about her cultural identity, being Chinese but born in the hills of northern Thailand. Her grandparents were born in China but moved to Thailand with their tribe to start a new life. She visited China for the first time when she was 20yrs old. She seemed very happy to be living in this little pocket of Chinese culture in Thailand.


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