a pedal-powered exploration through the heart of Zomia
Zomia. Image courtesy Wikipedia.
Zomia, the highland areas of Southeast Asia that are outside traditional state control...Few things unite it, except its diversity — religious, ethnic, cultural, linguistic...Zomia is a sanctuary, a refuge for isolated, unassimilated communities.
All about friction of terrain and Zomia:
The Undiscovered Country- New York Times
The Art of Not Being Governed- James Scott