Early morning wake-up. We exit the old town of Chiang Mai through its ancient door. We left from Chiang Mai, today the team has travelled his first kilometers of the new expedition. First stop: Doi Inthanon, which with its 2565 meters above sea level is the highest peak of Thailand. The mountain was given the name of King Inthanon… the last ruler of Chiang Mai (before it was completely overhauled and the people exiled in 1926) but the first to realize the importance of preserving the forest and its eco-system! The journey is exciting, we go through the deep heart of the jungle. Joined the green lung of Southeast Asia, we stop and continue by foot: we enter the Doi Inthanon National Park, the National Park of Thailand since 1972, one of the planet’s green havens. Eight waterfalls descend from Doi Inthanon to the valley, the wonderful Watchirathan waterfalls, powerful waterfalls more than 80 meters tall, which rush over the rocks of the tropical jungle. We photograph, we walk, we breathe clean air, we dream with open eyes. Along the road leading to the summit, you can sight covered greenhouses and terraced rice paddies: it’s ‘glocal’ agriculture, curated by the Hmong and Karen tribes. We take a beautiful photo: people of a Karen tribe living on Doi Inthanon mountain that bathe in the river. The Karen immigrated from Myanmar because of their country’s internal problems, here in the jungle they found peace and serenity. Stefano, our cameraman, films a woman of the tribe that lives on the mountain, who shows us the ancient rites of the Karen tradition. This is a difficult world to imagine if you’ve never been inside it! We are now in Mae Klang Luang, a village located in Doi Inthanon National Park. We document everything, even the history of coffee. The trekking ends and we are guests of the Karen, which are so called in the written language, but we find out that they’re called Pagayo in the spoken language. And lunch in the virgin jungle of Chiang Mai is … a fantastic ants soup and ant eggs! You have to see Philip, who says “That’s great! I ate three portions! “. In the evening the team will be hosted in a traditional Thai house in Mae Kam Pong. We’re told that traditionally, when you sleep, your head must always point to the West or to the South; it is said that only the dead should rest with the head towards the North or the East. Overland people is not superstitious, but we adapt to any custom that we encounter, especially if it gives us the possibility to have a rest for another day of adventure. See you tomorrow!