Thursday, January 17, 2013

Day 275 – Smiles, sunshine, tea.

  High above Kanlahgone village tea plantations line the steep mountain slopes.  What is a short stroll up the hill for the girls, is a mountain climb for those that follow.  Invited to join Than Da Aung and her family at their plantation. How can you say no?  The intensity of manual labour here is profound.  Fields are hand ploughed, tea plants trimmed, and then you guessed it time for green tea in the bamboo hut.   One thing I love about travelling is the unexpected.  This definitely wasn’t on the itinerary but what a way to spend the morning with beautiful people.

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