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Podcast: Visa run to Mae Sai & Tachileik, Burma

[Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] If you are a foreigner living in Thailand, you’ll probably be familiar with the concept of a ‘visa run’. Depending on what visa you enter Thailand with, you may be required to leave Thailand after 30, 60 or 90 days before re-entering with a new […]


Borderline website launch

I have recently been building a new website for an organisation called Borderline, based in Mae Sot, Thailand. The project comprises two stages, a main website, and a shop. You can view the main website by clicking here. Borderline is a Café, Shop & Gallery based in Mae Sot, Thailand. It began with three women’s […]


Podcast: Peace in Burma protest, Chiang Mai

[Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] Last Friday evening, straight after putting the Givetoburma.org website live, I raced down to the Three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai to meet Tina and attend the Peace in Burma protest. You can listen to the podcast we made at the protest below. Peace in […]


Launch of a new donations website for Burma

Last Wednesday evening I received an appeal email from a Burmese friend, Su Su, in Chiang Mai. Following this, between 5pm Thursday and 5pm Friday I worked with Su Su to design, build and register a PayPal account and domain for the website www.givetoburma.org. We got it up online, and then raced to a Burmese […]


Protests by Buddhist monks in Rangoon, Burma

As some of you may know, I originally came to Thailand (2 years ago) to volunteer with a Human Rights group based on the Thailand/Burma border in Mae Sot. During my time there, I developed a much better understanding of the situation in Burma (also known as Myanmar), as well as becoming good friends with […]


Visit to a Shan refugee camp near Chiang Mai, Thailand

On Saturday September the 8th I went with a group of friends to visit a Shan refugee camp about 4 hours drive from Chiang Mai city. The purpose of the visit was to bring food, school supplies, medicine, and donated clothes etc. to the refugees and to spend a day entertaining all the children of […]


Festival of Colors: A Celebration of Thailand’s Indigenous Peoples at Chiang Mai University Art Museum

Thailand is very diverse in terms of the ethnic groups living here. Besides all the falang (foreigners) living here, the country has more than 30 ethnic groups varying in history, language, religion, appearance, and patterns of livelihood. However, the Thai, akin to the Lao of Laos, the Shan of Myanmar (Burma prior to June 1989), […]



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