Friday, March 04, 2005

Muli peasants, 1994

muli peasants, originally uploaded by mutikonka1.

These men were riding on the back of a logging truck heading south to Bowa from Muli when I hitched a lift myself. It didn't last long. The axle snapped after about half an hour on the rough road and we had to hitch on another truck. On which I got robbed - but that's another story [without any photos, surprisingly!] These Han Sichuanese were typical of the recent Chinese migrants into the Muli area, attracted to work in the gold mining and logging industries.

Muli hitching on a truck
Here's me riding on the same truck. Shortly after this picture was taken I was robbed by some Tibetans with knives who hitched a lift on the same truck.

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