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  • Advert for the Hall of Opium, Sop Ruak..
    Advert for the Hall of Opium, Sop Ruak..
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  • Mo' Horse Power...
    Mo' Horse Power...
    by kenmerk

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    Opium of the Masses....

    by kenmerk Written Feb 3, 2004
    Advert for the Hall of Opium, Sop Ruak..

    Favorite thing: I guess you can't go to the Golden Triangle without seeing some remnants of its former glory as the Opium capital of the world.

    These days, at least on the Thailand side of the border, the government has gone a long way to eradicate this cash crop. But, you can still find remnants of the past.

    The Hall of Opium is one such place, which is a small museum near Sop Ruak which is dedicated to the history of the Poppy plant in this region, and how it was consumed by the famous and not so famous....

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    Mo' Horsepower...

    by kenmerk Written Feb 3, 2004
    Mo' Horse Power...

    Favorite thing: No wonder them long tailed boats on the Mekong river go ripping through the water, just look at the size of the engine on them.

    They rip a four cylinder car engine out and mount it in the boat, then attach a long shaft with a prop onto the drive train....

    This setup will get you where you need to go, pretty dern quick....

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