Travel Blogs from Mae Sot, Thailand

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Out of the Hills, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Out of the Hills

A travel blog entry by dane

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... 's not always an easy read, but it's fantastic. So to join the Herman Hesse fan club, write to... I had a bacon cheeseburger in Mae Sot that changed my life. After Um Phang where we couldn't even get restaurants to feed us, I really enjoyed this place ...

Back to Um Phang, Um Phang, Thailand travel blog

Back to Um Phang

A travel blog entry by dane

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We spent a couple of days in Um Phang, mostly preparing ourselves mentally for the return sangthaew to Mae ...

Ride to Um Phang, Um Phang, Thailand travel blog

Ride to Um Phang

A travel blog entry by dane

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... bus to Tak, which is about half way there.  From there we caught a mini-bus (our third form a transportation that day) to Mae Sot.  We arrived at about 2:00 p.m, but the next songthaew (a truck) heading to Um Phang didn't leave until ...

Day in the Mountains, Um Phang, Thailand travel blog

Day in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by dane

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... she pointed out what does what. Now seems like a good time to mention that when I use the pronoun "she" I use it loosely. Thailand has a number of what are often referred to as girly boys. They are very effeminate males who dress and act like women. In ...

Border Town, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Border Town

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Grabbed a bus and headed northwest to the colorful border town between Thailand and Myanmar. Strolling the streets you see an interesting mix of -Burmese men in their sarongs (pictures hard to take), local Thai and hill tribe people. Spent a few days site ...

Burmese Youth Project: Opportunity, not Aid, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Burmese Youth Project: Opportunity, not Aid

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... gorgeous scenery, it was a good opportunity to distract myself and mentally practice the Thai numbers I've been trying to memorize... Mae Sot is an interesting little border town, lots of things going on and people bustling around doing who knows ...

Far from Home, Um Phang, Thailand travel blog

Far from Home

A travel blog entry by dane

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... that include rafting, elephant rides, and for the finale, the falls.  The falls are reputed to be the most beautiful in Thailand.  That's why we were here.  The odd thing is, that while the town exists largely to serve tourists and ...

Finding a Purpose, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Finding a Purpose

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... of searching out some volunteer work was somewhat more appealing, so I gradually made my way across the country to the small town of Mae Sot, stopping briefly in several towns along the way. Phitsanulok had to be my worst night of the trip so far. The ...

Teaching Frog, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Teaching Frog

A travel blog entry by dirtylee

My voice is recovered enough that I sound like a toad. It is hideously scratchy, so I put it to use teaching English to my students. There are only about 5 of the students at any one time because different ones are visiting places for their stories. ...

`Adventure` is an understatement, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

`Adventure` is an understatement

A travel blog entry by christine.m

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... to the Monastry was an even tougher climb than the mountain we'd just gone up!) So we had a nice visit and then headed back to Mae Sot to eat. On our way back, it couldn't have been more perfect. The sun was setting on the right, and a beautiful, huge, ...

A series of unfortunate events, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

A series of unfortunate events

A travel blog entry by christine.m

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... did a good deed loaning me this book :) All for now I suppose. Contact me by email (cmorris08@ubishops.ca) if you wish to help support BHSOH in any way. (Small amounts go a very long way in Thailand, and anything will be very very ...

Learning the softer way to dance, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Learning the softer way to dance

A travel blog entry by christine.m

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... with the one comfort that our students are safe, we from the project here are safe (as long as we stay away from the border) and Mae Sot will not be involved in any of the violence as it has no role to play. So, we wait it out. Meanwhile, yesterday was a ...

Mae Sot Hospital Exploration, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Mae Sot Hospital Exploration

A travel blog entry by cfgarber

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... slept a lot, and took tylenol to make my fever go down.  I could not keep ANYTHING down, and made my mark all over Mae Sot.  I consulted a pharmacist who said I was doing what I could, but I finally went to the hospital at the insistence of my ...

Thoughts, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Thoughts

A travel blog entry by christine.m

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... ll bring home with me from Thailand. Hopefully I`ll never have to take it off or lose it! I`m happy to be back in Mae Sot; I really missed the food here (though I did enjoy those Subway sandwhiches!!) and the culture and Burmese presence and everything. ...

NYC-BKK-Mae Sot, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

NYC-BKK-Mae Sot

A travel blog entry by cfgarber

... Bangkok rush hour traffic wasn't fun and I didn't see much as we headed to the bus station. I knew that the overnight buses to Mae Sot left in the evenings and that the later I could leave the better, as then I wouldn't get there too early. I got ...

Mae Sot and Umphang, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Mae Sot and Umphang

A travel blog entry by offtherails

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... to the villages free of charge. Its nice to see a positive affect of tribal outsiders rather than candy and ciggarettes. Back in Mae Sot we are tipped off about a potest calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi outside the UN Human Rights ...

What goes around, comes around.. Apparently, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

What goes around, comes around.. Apparently

A travel blog entry by christine.m

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... and waved at me to stop. It was one of the teachers at BHSOH who'd just dropped off 3 of our boarding students at the Mae Tao Clinic. Two of the students potentially had milaria or dengue fever :( and the other had two bad cavities and needed the teeth to ...

Mae sot monkey, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Mae sot monkey

A travel blog entry by izzy35

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  From the bus station  to the gibbon sanctuary it took 1 hour. We arrived late at night boy I was tired I fell a sleep in 1 minute when we turd off the lights. the gibbons do a morning call at 5:30 am and stop at 5:30 pm. At the gibbon ...

Buddhist Easter and the grand preparation, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Buddhist Easter and the grand preparation

A travel blog entry by christine.m

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We arrived safely back in Mae Sot at about 6am Thursday morning. After putting all my things away and about to hop into bed, Emily announced that she was hungry. So of course, we headed off to lucky`s to continue our "Let's do whatever we want because ...

Into the mountains, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Into the mountains

A travel blog entry by mistahall

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... . The driver wrote me a note explaining my situation which smoothed my passage on to Tak. From there I boarded a mini-bus for Mae Sot, another 100 km west and just 6 km east of the border with Myanmar. It was a somewhat harrowing trip compared to the ...

Buying Rock, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Buying Rock

A travel blog entry by dirtylee

I run into a man I've met before, one of the few honest gem dealers in Mae Sot. He will take you to good places and tell you fair prices and the true quality throughout the gem market. His name is Mr. Seian ("lion"). For a small commission, he will ...

A Little Unexpected, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

A Little Unexpected

A travel blog entry by dirtylee

Jay wakes me up to tell me he is going somewhere where he heard there will be traditional Karen music and such. I want to go too, so we bike to a small community sprung up around a hospital. The bicycle wheels bite the hems of my pants like a dog and ...

Trekking i Umphang, Mae Sot / Umphang, Thailand travel blog

Trekking i Umphang

A travel blog entry by iben

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... i, nogle af dem endda giftige! men det var da hyggeligt nok, og rart nok at man ikke selv skulle gaa det sidste stykke..hehe tilbage i Mae Sot og Trekker Hill Resort fik vi aftensmad og et varmt bad, og en god seng. jeg er dog blevet stukket af et eller ...

Yikes!!!  Mae Sot!, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Yikes!!! Mae Sot!

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... moved on from Laos individually, Sharon coming directly to Mae Sot and Laura had leisurely toured some of northern Thailand before coming to Mae Sot a week or so ago.  Both excitedly told me about their teaching jobs - their time divided between a ...

The ice fight, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

The ice fight

A travel blog entry by christine.m

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... the next day. As promised, I spent the day and night at BHSOH on Wednesday, though it was one of my most lazy days in Thailand so far. I got there, took a nap, watched a movie, ate some food, played with the two new puppies, watched another movie, and ...

Sighting the Refugee Camp, Mae La, Thailand travel blog

Sighting the Refugee Camp

A travel blog entry by dirtylee

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... of these refugee camps is Mae La. You can see the forest of bamboo huts cropping up on the side of the road between Mae Sariang and Mae Sot, just across the barbed-wire. This is exactly what I did see today. Here is where the many people try to make ...

On the border with Burma in Mae Sot, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

On the border with Burma in Mae Sot

A travel blog entry by tonypop

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... collection of Che Guevara pictures (they looked originals to me). The place is Aiya Restaurant, don't miss it if you find yourself in Mae Sot. The main attraction though is the possibility to go to Myawaddi in Burma for a day trip. That was what I had in ...

Christmas, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Christmas

A travel blog entry by dirtylee

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... me, so I can't see the look on their faces. Everyone is getting really cold and wants to leave, but the driver has gone back to Mae Sot and doesn't know if he can come get us. We wait for a while to see what will happen and finally we get the call that ...

Ban Nai Soi Refugee Camp 1, Ban Nai Soi, Thailand travel blog

Ban Nai Soi Refugee Camp 1

A travel blog entry by kylebroda

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Spent three months at this school in the middle of the jungle with the coolest people Ive ever met. These guys are all refugees from Burma and they actually built this school themselves. The Thai government doesnt let them study past grade nine and ...

Muay Thai, Mae Sot, Thailand travel blog

Muay Thai

A travel blog entry by dirtylee

We walk into the throng of people already thick around the perimeter of the ring. A percussion band on one side plays frenzied, traditional music. The cheers of the people rise higher than the crash of the cymbal. On the one side where chairs are set ...

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