Kawthaung is the southernmost point of Myanmar and across Kyan river from Thailand. Its location makes it a convenient place for visa runs from Thailand and most people I met on the day I needed to do this were geared up to 'help' me on my way...
What a surreal experience! Off the bus, shuttled to the pier, stamped out of Thailand, motored across no-man's-river in a jet boat stopping for security checks en route, stamped into Burma for ten dollars, accosted by drunken teens attempting to sell me cheap whisky and viagra, stamped out of Burma, back on the boat to re-enter Thailand with new visa and continue journey!
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