ViZIHones de Un Paraíso

by Keytime @, Saturday, June 05, 2021, 12:39 (108 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Progress: I have done some traveling by Motorcycle, mainly off-road. A few years back I did 16 days of off road riding in the country of Laos. Laos was in the middle of massive change brought on by China investment to get natural resources, mainly water and power. We knew we had to do this trip now before the remoteness was all gone.

We ventured into some very remote areas, totally inaccessible by 4x4 or anything other than a motorbike or water buffalo. We entered into villages with no power, no running water, No motorized machinery, etc. What we noticed was how clean the villages were, how the people skin was clean and healthy, they were in good physical condition. Everyone was busy and looked happy, although somewhat curious on why 4 white guys would be wandering around a jungle. We had one guy with us that spoke Lao, Vietnamese, Thai and English. So we were good and the locals relaxed.

These villages differed greatly from those with Power, TV, Internet, ETC. Same size villages, yet the ones with Progress were dirty, garbage everywhere, many were overweight, complexions had many blemishes, people just sitting inside the raise huts watching Thai soap operas. Maybe this is how the Native Americans / First Nations see what happened to their land. Progress is not Progress.

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