We met Kom - totally randomly. He is friends with Mr Suaynam who owns Lanna Thai Restaurant in Musselburgh. Mr Suaynam's children, Sean and William's dad were Campie pupils. He gave us LOADS of brilliant information.
This is what we did....
We went to see a temple.
We saw LOADS of WORMS (silk worms) check them out..
It takes 40 cocoons (boiled) to make a half km of silk thread.
AND we saw parasols being made and painted - you should see the amount of work that goes into them. They even make the paper (P7s you know how hard that is!).
Last night we went to Dr Thein Lwin's centre for critical thinking for Burmese migrant workers. We had a great chat with the students who were studying Thai, computing and English. They were inspirational. Every one of them works through the day and goes to school at night. They all have their own amazing story to tell.
We're off to Mae Sot on the bus - 6 hours.
Looking forward to lots of COMMENTS...