predominantly a rural landscape where villagers practice basic forms of agriculture to scrape enough food together to live a simple life.In many parts of the country, entire villages of people still live in bamboo huts topped with grass roofs. The villagers themselves still tend to the fields in their traditional clothing. The land available for cultivation is often not flat and farmers need to slash and burn entire mountainsides in order to plant crops. How hard must it be to farm on the side of one of these mountains? Well, we decided to find out by taking a trek up one of the mountains surrounding Nong Kiaow.