Rainbows + Reality
Trip Start Sep 15, 2010
29Trip End Jul 23, 2011
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Life has been quiet, but good in Mae Sariang. Mostly, I have just been grateful to stop and be in one place for a while.
For the past few weeks, I've been riding a pink bicycle through the rice paddy fields and along the river to Gyi Gyi's house. There, we sit down and edit reports line-by-line. Basically he has already written them, they just need some cleaning up when it comes to grammar and organization
Which brings me to another point I've been contemplating for a long time. Many have commented on how brave I am to go on this journey alone. But believe me, if you saw how many times I've cried in a hostel hallway, you'd know I am not. The people who live in this part of the world and face daily hardships are the ones who are brave. The people who gather food for their families despite the jungle being littered with landmines are brave. The men and women all over this world who stand up against dictators and corruption are the brave ones. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to hear their stories.