Muang Sing skyline:
Muang Sing guesthouse:
Mix of old & new:
Windowless wooden structures like this are usually used for grain storage. At the top of each wooden 'stilt' support is a ring of metal sheet. Sometimes metal bomb casings are used instead of wooden stilts. The cat puzzled over it - a ring of metal wouldn't stop termites...until it was pointed out to the cat that rat (& cat) claws cannot grip onto smooth metal =P
Like the edible types, this mushroom can be found in local markets. The difference is that this type is found only in the dry goods section, & usually sold with its stalk detached, & to use it you have to attach the stalk to the cap & wire it up.
more Muang Sing:
Location in a valley:
Can just imagine how lush the scenery would be during the wet season, when the skies are clear & fields are flooded & full of emerald green rice seedlings...
Merry laughter, shrieking, drumming & singing brought the cat up to the guesthouse rooftop to look around for the source - a party next door: