Apr 14, 2020 • 5M

Couchfish Day 11: Mae Sot and the Burma border

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Stuart McDonald
The Couchfish podcast. Following a day by day itinerary through Southeast Asia—for all those people stranded on their couch.
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The first time I visited Mae Sot was years ago, when I rode the Mae Hong Son Loop and just kept heading south. Around 60 kilometres shy of Mae Sot, riding down Route 105, the enormous refugee camp Mae La appeared on my right. This was my first in-person view of the “Burma situation”.

Vast Tak province has for years hosted camps home to tens of thousands …

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