Acupuncture at the Mae Tao Clinic

I fled winter in China for northern Thailand, where I was volunteering at the Mae Tao Clinic. MTC was started in 1989, BY refugees from Burma, FOR refugees from Burma's civil war, and it's still going strong. Its beginnings were simple, as concerned people -- Dr. Cynthia Maung and others -- just tried to find solutions for an … Continue reading Acupuncture at the Mae Tao Clinic

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A trip to Anren 安仁

One rainy day last week, we hopped a surprisingly quick bus to go to a nearby town to the West called Anren 安仁. The town -- a sleepy Tang-era village filled with Qing-era mansions has become famous for its museum complex, as established by a rich real-estate magnate. After spending some time arguing at the … Continue reading A trip to Anren 安仁