The barbed wire sharpened my awareness to the impending border line which separated Thailand from its neighbouring country Myanmar. Toiletries; beverages; food; they were all being unloaded, and shipped over to Myanmar in similar fashion, a real eye opener to the daily activities at the border of Mae Sot. Hanging around with Wendeth was cool; she had lived there long enough to know good places to eat where I spent a lot of time soaking up her knowledge on the situation at the border regarding refugees and the ongoing conflict across Myanmar. She introduced me to a few of her friends who were helping out in some way or another. They provide the schools with water filters giving them easier access to clean water, and Wendeth and I had been invited to join them on a maintenance visit.
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Located on one of the borders between Thailand and Burma, Mae Sot attracts tens maybe hundreds of expats — volunteers and relief workers alike — mainly to help the refugees who escape from Burma, penniless and terrified, only to land in Thailand and find out that they are not welcome. This renders people effectively stateless, as the choice they are faced with is to return to Burma — where their villages may have been burned down and they are at risk of being killed by the military — or staying in Thailand on the condition that they stay inside one of the designated refugee camps. This means that the Burmese living on the borders, e.
Despite having lived in Thailand for three years and visited for ten, the geographical horizons of my experience have been fairly limited, though enjoyable. Recent purchase of a car and the positive impressions of a French English teaching colleague persuaded me the visit to Mae Sot was a must, so on the recent long weekend it was time to go — with my stepdaughter Bow and my French friend. What a wonderful and moving experience. We left after school on Wednesday afternoon and drove all the way to Tak pronounced Dtaak. For the most part I am happy enough with my life in Isaan, but scenic paradise it is not.