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Travel Blogs from Mae Sot
... of a fashionista to begin with. Local food markets, on the other hand, can suck me in for hours on end. This is where real life is happening in every village, city and town. With absolutely nothing catering to tourists - in fact, many items are downright repellent to our western sensitivities - the food market is where I go to wander unharassed, absorbing local culture through all my senses. And yes, that does include my ...
... rice by the side of the road now. They no longer feel safe actually going into the camps as the level of desperation is extreme at times and they fear for their safety. They talked about how utterly overwhelming the situation is and how they had to finally come to accept that they could only do their tiny piece of charity work. Hopefully they are the ones over-exaggerating the situation, but given the full scenario, I find it hard to doubt that.
When we left our ...
... massage, making t-shirts with local children, and making adobe bricks. (Making them was quite the process. We stomped in the mud!) There were a few casualties along the way......a little stomach discomfort for some. But that is to be expected.
On the last day we hiked to this gorgeous waterfall where we encountered a monk who lives up there in a cave.
Later we had a huge going away dinner, and it was quite ...
Today I went over to the clinic again and played in the daycare. As I walked through the clinic, one of the little girls who was there on Monday saw me, ran up to me, and grabbed my hand to walk over to the daycare center. The coordinators went to the school, and James was at Borderline. I was the only volunteer at the daycare, but most of the staff could speak at least a little bit of English. The kids were drawing and coloring pictures of houses. A lot of times, a ...
Since it's Saturday, we were able to sleep in and left the guesthouse at 9 for breakfast. After eating our soup, we walked back. On Monday we're going to ride our bikes to a clinic, but I haven't ridden a bicycle in a really long time. James and I spent several hours today riding back and forth along the sidewalk next to the guesthouse. (The staff looked at us like we were kind of weird.) I'm a little worried about going on the road ...
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