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Writers Paradise

January 22nd, 2013 by · 3 Comments · Asia, Thailand

Darlene lowered herself over the side of the boat into the surf and I passed down her bags and leapt in beside her. It had been thirty six hours of travel, thru South Korea, a night in the Bangkok airport, catching the first flight south to Krabi and finally this long tail, outboard motor. The […]

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Last meal

May 29th, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, Thailand

Second Time? Second Time? Yes. Second time, we nod. About ten minutes from the airport is a lesser known hotel that offers all the amenities at affordable price. We stopped on the way in and we stopped on the way out. Down the street, we returned to an outdoor restaurant which treated us well the […]

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Voted off the island

May 28th, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, Thailand

A gentle tide and waveless beaches. Perfect: a handful of days on warm, sunny Thai beaches with bowls of green curry, fresh coconut shakes, and the occasional beer Chang.   No tours, schedules, or agendas. Just a gentle jungle breeze on the beach.  But the time has come, I’ve been voted off the Island. I’m heading home.

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No Guidebook Necessary

May 2nd, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, Thailand

Bangkok and its curry welcomed me back for the third time. Like an old friend, we dined on fresh fish, caught an excellent soccer game, drank some beer, and wandered together on a timeless morning. It was a quick, eighteen hour affair, an easy transition back into Asian culture, a soft step to prepare for […]

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Bangkok arrival

May 1st, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, Thailand

Ten hours flying west with the ever rising sun, my body fooled into thinking there was no need for sleep. Layover in Tokyo, my first footing onto the Asian continent. Lingering through the airport, kiosks filled with tentacled squid cellophaned for quick take out, boxes of green tea mochi, cafe sushi and crazy electronic bubble […]

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