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Woman on the wrong bus lost for 25 years

 

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/02/07/upiUPI-20070207-122729-3124R.html

 

Feb 07 12:53 PM US/Eastern

 

BANGKOK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A woman who boarded the wrong bus on an attempted shopping trip from Thailand to Malaysia has returned home after 25 years.

 

Jaeyana Beuraheng told her eight children she accidentally boarded a bus bound for Bangkok instead of Malaysia, and once there she boarded a second incorrect bus because she could not read or speak Thai or English, The Times of London reported Wednesday.

 

Beuraheng, who speaks only the Yawi dialect used by Muslims in southern Thailand, said the noise and traffic of the big city confused and disoriented her, leading her to board the second wrong bus to Chiang Mai, near the border with Burma.

 

The woman said she spent five years begging on the street in the city and was often mistaken for a member of a hill tribe because of her dark skin tone.

 

She was arrested in 1987 on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant and was sent to a social services hostel when authorities were unable to determine her origins.

 

However, last month, three students from her home village arrived at the hostel for training, and they were able to communicate with Beuraheng and help her find her way home.

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Woman on the wrong bus lost for 25 years




Feb 07 12:53 PM US/Eastern


BANGKOK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A woman who boarded the wrong bus on an attempted shopping trip from Thailand to Malaysia has returned home after 25 years.


Jaeyana Beuraheng told her eight children she accidentally boarded a bus bound for Bangkok instead of Malaysia, and once there she boarded a second incorrect bus because she could not read or speak Thai or English, The Times of London reported Wednesday.


Beuraheng, who speaks only the Yawi dialect used by Muslims in southern Thailand, said the noise and traffic of the big city confused and disoriented her, leading her to board the second wrong bus to Chiang Mai, near the border with Burma.


The woman said she spent five years begging on the street in the city and was often mistaken for a member of a hill tribe because of her dark skin tone.


She was arrested in 1987 on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant and was sent to a social services hostel when authorities were unable to determine her origins.


However, last month, three students from her home village arrived at the hostel for training, and they were able to communicate with Beuraheng and help her find her way home.

 

 

Wow... That really sucks. My dad speaks a dialect of cantonese (chinese), and he can't communicate with the majority of cantonese speakers. But to be lost for 25 years... Damn dude. Damn.

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If you find yourself hopelessly lost just keep repeating to all that will listen..."lug...Texas...Sucks" and i'm sure someone will have heard of him.
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:D

 

I don't think it will be a problem, I speak 4 languages, and if that is not enough I guess in some time I would learn enough Thai to get to next airport :D

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Chiang Mai is nice. Business or pleasure?

 

I'm going with a group of biologists from my university. We will spend some time in Chian Mai, and then 5 days in Doi Inthanon national park. We will also visit some national parks in the south as well. Should be great trip.

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