War is your home.
I work with Shan Migrant workers in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
For the purpose of clarity, let’s first distinguish between a migrant worker and a refugee. 717 more words
Myanmar has been in the news, as voting began on 8 November for the first elections in 25 years.
Having opened up only relatively recently to mass tourism, I was lucky enough to be taken around Yangon and to Mon State by two friends who work over there. 335 more words
October 5-6, 2015
It is dusk as we are making our way through the companion town of Nyaung Shwe on our way to Inle Lake, and once we are out of the bustling little town and on the perimeter lake road, darkness has set in, making it difficult to find our… 1,455 more words
The Shan Hills, rising from the Burmese lowlands toward China, are crammed with ethnic groups that have long chafed against any centralized authority: among them, the Pa’O, the Wa, the Ta’ang, the Intha, the Akha, the Danu, the Lisu, the Lahu, the Kayah, the Kachin, the Kokang, plus the Shan themselves, who give their name to a state that occupies nearly one-quarter of Burma’s geography. 1,132 more words