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It was mentioned in these fora last year or in two other more distant border crossings where you could get into Myanmar for the whole year without a visitor's permit, but I don't remember the name and I won't browse the fora.
Is Mae Sot a boiling traveler?
I had found his bankroll so shocking and potentially burning that I had given it to a traveler in a Bangkok guest house when I was flying to Myanmar (another overreaction). An Mae Sot visiting Mae Sot in April 2007 tells the Myanmar Times that the area was quiet when he came to visit her and that he was meeting with a member of the National League for Democracy who warned him of nothing.
However, after almost all sanctions have been removed and Myanmar has become one of the world's most "it" destination, it is now easy for its citizens to come here to see reality. Chris, the proprietor of a Canada based food shop named Krua, tells The Myanmar Times that the deal is running slowly and the attendance of NGO staff is on season.
While Mae Sot used to be a comfortable travel location, a Thai passport is only good for 15 nights when returning from Myanmar. After I climbed 400 stairs to a wooded sanctuary with an unbelievable panoramic sight of Myanmar and the river Moei that separates Thailand from Myanmar, I couldn't help but see the empty Mae Sot.
Remarkably, the main thing was that I had my own eyes. Myanmar for a few short lessons was very much alive - visa will be granted in no time but expires at 5 pm every day. Though Myanmar's cellular phone system spans parts of the Myanmar frontier (including the Woods Temple), the two cities have very little in common. a).
While some safety assessments seem exaggerated, Eh Thwa, a voluntary co-ordinator at the Mae Tao Hospital (which is open to tourists), said that 300-400 Myanmar residents come to the hospital every single working days, either for emergencies or after they have used up their money in Myanmar, where health services are relatively more expensive. Myanmar has had 3,242 land mine victims since 1999, according to the 2012 land mine monitor report.
Thwa said the hospital is working in close cooperation with Mae Sot Hospital for remittances, especially after the withdrawal of Medicines Sans Frontiers from Thailand in 2011, as it is no longer considered a development state. Thwa said: "Many reporters ask why we don't return[to Myanmar] - the cause is that there are many migrants in the area", with accidents at work on both sides of the boarder all too high.
The Mywaddy leader said that some wives decide to give childbirth in Thailand so that their baby can work and go to school there (provided they arrived two week before the birth). These fights lift my spirits, although it was a shocking experience to see 12-year-old boy bleed - even if they were afterwards handled like hero.
Myanmar 20 year olds I was standing next to said to me that the winning player won 500 Bahts ($16.50) per game.