Tensions have been rising over weeks now and fighting erupted last week. It was very close to Myawaddy and could be heard well. One day even the border was closed. It is not safe in the moment. I am waiting, that things calm down and the peace process continues before moving there!
I will instead work on this side, gives trainings etc.
take your time at the first day, rest from your traveling,
watch to get an idea of our daily rhythm ….
times we have a lot of volunteers, some times none and we have to get
to know each other a little to fit you in, find the best chores for
questions, problems, pleae speak with Da Da. She is nearly
always at home or close by. She is my sister-in-law. She will look
after you. Yoiu can assist her by looking after her son Eh Doh Doh.
to help with:
dishes (this is
always a problem with so many people and we are very thankful for
on what we cook: help
Burmese culture, it is unpolite to let guests help, so please tell Da
Da or my husband, that you want to see and learn how they cook and
then they will allow you in
the dogs with the children after school
(and later some in the mornings) Dominic will teach you this
bread in the afternoons, Bente
will show you
the little one's to school (or
town) and pick them up at 1 pm
need to show you the way and town that you can do this)
are lots more things to do, take your time to understand, a Burmese
household will probably look a bit chaotic at first and just do it
I am very busy in the moment. I am setting up a new healthcare
project, so I am not at home to instruct you myself. I have lots of
meetings, I am writing material and already see some patients. You
can meet with me in the mornings 9-11 Tuesday
to Sunday.I or one of the kids will show around
town on the second day, that you can find your way. You can always
take one of our bicycles.
village has 2 main shops where you can get almost everything: The
“Burmese Shop” at the road, on the left side, if you look from
our house. And at the other end of the village the “factory shop”.
You can also get phone cards in these shops for Thai phones. In case
you crave Western food, snacks : The 7eleven on the highway. Take a
is a nice coffee shop with cakes and Wifi on the highway. Turn left
and cycle direction to the border. It is called wake up.
It opens 1 – 5.30 pm. In case the owner isn't there yet, wait a
while or call her (phonenumber is on the sign). The Wifi is on, the
password is Wakeup2004 (maybe it is 2003?)
husband is also close by, at the little construction site behind us.
You can also speak with him, if you need something. His English is good and he is happy to help you. He lives here already many years and has lots of stories to tell.