A day with locals

I had the great opportunity to visit a school in the mountains near Mae Hong Song in northern Thailand. It was the best experience in Thailand for me so far on this trip. The pictures of this trip are very special for me and I want to share them with you.

by Raphael Rychetsky
Mae Hong Song, Thailand
Photography, Story
Girl on the way to the rice fields

We went to the fields seeing the farmers and all their friends and family planting rice. Everybody was there and helped. I tried it too, but I was too slow.

One of the farmers with a traditional hat
Meen, my guide and volunteer teacher at the school

It was great to see the kids having so much fun on the way. Nobody cared getting wet or dirty.

The group on the way
The only machine in use, the rest was all done by hand.
It was a rainy and cloudy day, but the landscapes were still amazing

The school system is very strange. There are not enough teachers, especially in the smaller schools. Some schools basically accept everybody as a teacher, no matter what experiences they have.

Raphael Rychetsky

Raphael Rychetsky is a travel and landscape photographer.