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Sticky rice alcool factory, Ban Huay Tor village, Thailand | by Eric Lafforgue
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Sticky rice alcool factory, Ban Huay Tor village, Thailand

In Ban Huay Tor village, not far from Mae Hong Son, this Karen family is making some sticky rice alcool. Everything is done in a traditional way. A man takes care of the sticky rice to ferment it for few days. Then it is boiled in a jar totally closed, and after few minutes, the alcool comes out from the bamboo sticks. The place is rather weird as the girl who works is dumb and the man who helps her is mentally disturbed.

The atmosphere is full of alcool vapors all day long, and the job is rather exhausting. The only decoration in this sad place is an old portrait of the royal family.

 

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Taken on February 17, 2010