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Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part VIII (Myanmar - Developing Tourism & Finding Nemo Again)



Our journey on the Silversea Expedition's Silver Discoverer cruise through the Mergui Archipeligo continues with arrival off the coast of Pu Nala Island and Bo Cho Village (also referred to as Bo Cho Island and Ma Kyone Galet) where the Myanmar and Thai governments coordinated the ?resettlement? of the Mokan (Sea Gypsy) people. 
Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar
We are some of the first tourists to visit this resettlement; most certainly an exciting and interesting opportunity and experience.  
Bo Cho Village Resettlement of Mokan (Sea Gypsies)That said?

 Mokan houses usually on stiltsA display of dried squidThe rationale apparently is that the Mokans wander between the two countries and also have a number of societal issues (poverty, drug use, etc.), but there is no way to control or assist them.  So the Myanmar government created a new village for them, with their houses being essentially in their traditional form, but with an Italian NGO assisting in providing each home with fresh water and sanitary systems, a school and a community medical center (which consists really of two midwives and not much more?yet.) The story does not end there, however!  
A display of partially built squid trapsThe Mokan aren?t the only people living in Bo Cho, but rather there are five different ethnic groups, with the Mokan living on the beach (as they have traditionally) and the others living more upland and are the ones who run the school and shops while the Mok...
Source: Goldring Travel
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

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03-02-2018 16:05 - ( Travels-Blogs )
Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

Antarctica and Patagonia: An Adventure on the Seabourn Quest - Part I

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Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

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16-11-2016 03:38 - ( Travels-Blogs )
Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

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14-02-2018 16:05 - ( Travels-Blogs )
Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

Save With Off-Season Travel

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Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

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The 2016 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural (Food & Wine) Cruise spent a second day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, so we headed out to St. George?s Market for a wander around and to buy some souvenirs.  St. George\'s Market - Belfast, Northern...
30-08-2016 03:34 - ( Travels-Blogs )
Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

Goldring Travel's 2015 Culinary & Cultural (formerly Food & Wine) Cruise - Seabourn Quest - Part III (Flam & Alesund)

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18-06-2015 03:32 - ( Travels-Blogs )
Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

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11-02-2018 16:05 - ( Travels-Blogs )
Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

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Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

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28-08-2017 16:09 - ( Travels-Blogs )
Fun Activity: Glass Blowing at Skansen!

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23-06-2016 21:16 - ( Travels-Blogs )
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