Fly high in the sky

Lao guide zipping through the jungle on the steel cable, near Huay Xai, Laos

Lao guide zipping through the jungle on the steel cable, near Huay Xai, Laos

 

I live in the village, close to the jungle. I spend a lot of time each day zipping around on the cables. I have to bring food to those clumsy white "farang" (foreigners) and I have to show them around.

 

I lead a simple life, but I love my job. Instead of walking around all the time I can be fast and agile as wind. I also take care of the forest and its inhabitants. I meet a lot of people and I manage to be good and smiling to everyone.

Yes, I go to the town sometimes, but I can't wait to come back.

-- An imaginary, yet very plausible story from a guide working for "The Gibbon Experience"

 

On the cable, high in the sky. Near Huay Xai, Laos

On the cable, high in the sky. Near Huay Xai, Laos

 

So far, this is the highlight of the whole trip.

-- Thoughts of Jurga, flying 120 meters above the jungle