As we walked around the weavers’ villages, it was clear not everybody wanted visitors.
This was the first and last community tour I have done. The idea of “touring” somebody’s home makes me feel uncomfortable and I prefer to just wander around by myself.
While the benefits of welcoming tourists were clear – visitors bought scarves and left donations – not everybody within the Thai community was convinced, myself included.
This mother sat on the edge of her bench until we were about to leave, when she held her baby and smiled.
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