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Happy International Mother Language Day 2015!

On Saturday the 21st of February UNESCO celebrates its 15th International Mother Language Day. This commemoration day was introduced by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in November 1999 “promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism”. 298 more words


Border Crossing: Mae Sai to Tachileik in a Day

We wanted to stay longer in Thailand so we decided to check out volunteering opportunities. We found one but the problem is we are short of time so we decided to do what other travellers do – cross the border and re-enter to extend our stay. 597 more words


"Best Start: The First Six Years of Life are the Golden Years for Children"

On February 6th UNICEF Thailand launched a campaign to improve early childhood development. The campaign “Best Start: The First Six Years of Life are the Golden Years for Children” shall raise awareness of the unique chance of child development during this early period. 387 more words

Half Day School

Waxing Gibbous: 89%

I saw them. I saw the prostitutes.

We drove around Northern Thailand tonight to understand the sex trafficking relationship between Burma and Thailand.

We drove down alleyways and streets lined with food stands and markets. 233 more words

Just A Phase


A tuk-tuk is a common form of transportation in Thailand and the best way to describe it is basically as a glorified motorbike. I’m pretty sure it’s called a “tuk-tuk” because of the fact that most make a slightly concerning noise like they might break down at any minute, but I could be making that up. 992 more words

Next to be Sold

While walking the streets of a Shan village near Mae Sai by the Burmese border, one of our SEND teammates hit me with this: “One of the major issues in this village is prostitution. 989 more words


Mae Sai - Boarder Encounter 美塞 泰北奇遇

“Like you’re riding a train at night across some vast plain, and you catch a glimpse of a tiny light in a window of a farmhouse. 235 more words

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