Having spent 6 weeks living and working with locals in Mawlamyine, we have had a unique opportunity to explore Mon State and Karen State with local knowledge and visit many places previously untouched by tourists.
Saturday morning we were totally shattered from our 15 hour trip the day before. However, the father of one of Thane’s students had offered to take us out for the morning so that his 11 year old daughter might have exposure to native English speakers. So eyelids heavy and muscles aching, we piled into his car. Yep, he has a proper car! With windows and air conditioning and cushioned seats!