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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.

My Scholarship entry - The Northern Tribes of Doitung

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.

THAILAND | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Views [356] | View Larger Image

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.

Tags: thai-myanmar border, gardens, replanting, mountains, opium, peace, drug trafficking, forests, clouds, sun

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