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Nov 10, 2005 - To Umphang and hilltribe trek

10 November - Umphang and hilltribe trek I got a songthaew (this is an open sided pick-up truck with 2 benches sideways on in the back) leaving for Umphang at 0830. This was a journey of 150km and I wasn't really looking forward to 5 hours sitting like that as they pile in as many people as want to get on (which means sitting on the roof rack and hanging on to the back of the truck!) however it was the only means of getting there. The road we were to travel on used to be called 'Death Highway' because of guerilla activity there which...

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