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Borderlines: Life in the mountains This journal documents my three months spent in the Doitung community in Northern Thailand, spending time with the peoples living in the mountains, hearing their stories of life under Chinese guerilla warfare, addiction to opium and forced work.

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Where forests grow now was a barren landscape of slash and burn opium farmland as far as the eye only twenty years ago. 

Despite the relative peace now, local rumours of continued nightly traffic across the mountains remain. Tribesmen and gardners charged with replanting the Northern Thai-Myanmar border remain afraid to go outside at night.

Where forests grow now was a barren landscape of slash and burn opium farmland as far as the eye only twenty years ago. Despite the relative peace now, local rumours of continued nightly traffic across the mountains remain. Tribesmen and gardners charged with replanting the Northern Thai-Myanmar border remain afraid to go outside at night.

Hello and welcome to my journal! 

Being lucky enough to have spent three months living amongst the stateless peoples living on the edge of society in Northern Thailand was a real priviledge and I am glad to have this opportunity to share this journal with you. 

Best wishes,

Marie-Claire


 

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