Wednesday, 7 October 2009


Was lying on the beach, watching two small guys trying to park a huge motorboat. Helped them a bit and then I had a little chat with this guy, Min. His brother and their uncle came here from Myanmar on one year visa to work (things are not that good on that side of the boarder). They are working on these two boats ferrying tourists to and fro. They are paid 4500 Baht a month + three meals + a place to sleep. Locals get more.

Then the second boat came, and when a group of 20 or so tourists were passing by, I asked: "How was the trip?" An Australian guy answered: "They know how to get from us money for nothing..."

That made me laugh.

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