Bridge to Myanmar

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Bridge to Myanmar

We walked across a skinny rickety bridge into Myanmar. The border is quite pourous and no guards were stationed. There is a stark difference between Thailand and Myanmar there. The village has only the bit of electricity they can manage to eek out of spliced lines from Thailand. Out of the first 3 houses we visited, 2 men had lost legs by stepping on land mines. How horrible.They have no money and no jobs, so they try to make money by collecting and selling firewood. That’s where the land mines become problematic. Someone donated a school building, but they don’t have money to pay teachers, (a salary of about $15. a month).

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