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Mar 14, 2010 - 15 minutes in Myanmar

We've only met two people from Myanmar in our travels, so our understanding of their country is very limited. Most of what we know is from the same news programs and articles you read. So when we realized the easiest and fastest way to renew our Thai visa was to do a visa run to Tachilek, Myanmar, mixed emotions arose - it would be very interesting to get a glimpse of the country, but are we aiding a ruthless regime (with our $17 entry fee)? 3 hours in a speeding van, minus the 20 minutes to stop at a natural geyser surrounded by souvenir...

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Nov 22, 2007 - Chiang Rai And Chiang Mai Continued

We have an hour between happenings, so instead of taking a nap, I am going to e-mail you. At this hotel, they sell you cards with passwords and logins for time on the computer. Last night our card ran out and I had not saved our message and lost track of how much time we had left when it ran out it logged me out. Sooooooo all that work lost!! It is going to be a long day, as I said before, we left the hotel at 6:15 a.m. this morning and will be going out at 6 p.m. and not back until around 8:30. Then have to get up at 4:30a.m. to get ready...

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Aug 14, 2007 - Kengtung the Forgotten Corner of Burma

I can now say with confidence that I have been to the edge of the world. Kengtung is a very small town in a forgotten corner of Burma. It is considered a heavily guarded zone by the military because it is the gate way to three other countries as it sits on the border of China, Laos and Thailand. On the hills of these bordering countries lives many remote Hill Tribes, most are Buddhist and some are of Spirit Cult faiths. We were told by some other travelers Hill Tribe Trekking was one of the highlights of their trip to Burma so we thought we...

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