Rise early to beat the heat, and hire a guide for a hike. Most guides in the Sideman area take hikers through rice paddies to see the old public baths, the ruins of a once-grand resort, a primary school and a few lost-in-time villages where life is still lived outdoors. You’ll learn about how rice and other crops are grown and will gain appreciation for the hard work that is involved.
The immigration debate in America is often framed in absolutes: Those who want the law enforced, support the construction of a wall along the southern border, or are concerned about vetting migrants from troubled parts of the world are denounced as racist, xenophobic bigots. As a former foreign service officer who screened more than 10,000 visa applications, I’ve seen firsthand why tough immigration enforcement is necessary.