I’ve been to Burma (Myanmar) more than a few times over the years. The first time was back in 2002, when I backpacked the country for three weeks, hitting many of the prime traveler destinations. However, I hadn’t taken any photos then. But once I made Ko Payam island my base in 2007, I found myself doing my visa-runs to Panncherry City, Burma (in Kawthoung region). It’s just a thirty-minute boat ride from Ranong pier.
On this particular day, in November of 2008, I joined my travel-sister, Stella, on a combined visa-run and merchandise restocking for her shop/tea house on Ko Payam.