2020 Akha Sam Yaek Swing Festival

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  1. Heineken

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    I attended the Akha Sam Yaek Swing Festival again this year, a couple of Akha girls I know told me the festival was on the 26th of August, then it changed to the 9th of September, so it was hard to know if this was the same festival as I attended last year or not ?


    One thing for sure the attendance this year was about 1/4 of the numbers of last year, and apparently only went for the one day this year ;)


    Another thing that was the same is the beautiful traditional outfits the guys and girls wear :cool:..................its definitely a party atmosphere, I always ask before taking someone's photo and not one person said no which is great.


    I arrived around midday on my X-Max and just as I was parking my bike I recognized another falang getting off his motorbike, it was Mark from Phaya Mengrai :).........................we seem to see each other by coincidence all over Northern Thailand...................it was great to have some company though as we wandered around the festival :cool:


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    Good stuff. I couldn't get to any of them this year, so you are a lucky man.

    Yeah I know what you mean about Mark, he keeps popping up in Pha Tang for me.

    I love these festivals & it impresses me how proud these people are nowadays of their culture & history.
    They're educated & got money now.
    This is my favourite shot
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    A bit of style, classy & proud.
     
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    And expensive if that Gold she is wearing is real :D
     
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