Since 1992, when I first visited the Thai-Burma (now Myanmar) border, I’ve returned many times and for many reason: to do volunteer teaching at a refugee/migrant health clinic, conduct seminars on media issues, do freelance journalism or just simply to visit friends. This book begins in the far south of the borderlands in Ranong (Thailand)/Kawthaung (Myanmar) and continues northwards to the Golden Triangle, and even to the Sino-Myanmar frontier. During my travels, I met a wide variety of Burmese and ethnic-minority individuals who are portrayed within these pages: migrant fishermen, refugee schoolteachers, gemstone dealer, ethnic Karen soldier, internally-displaced mothers, and backpack medics. Their stories, despite the hardships and conflicts endemic to the region and often to these people personally, are largely ones of resilience and of trying to move forward. The book includes some 80 photographs.