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Summer 2016 Entry 4: Road to Luoyang

Although it sounded like a good idea at the time, I was having second thoughts about leaving for Luoyang that very night after returning to Beijing from the Great Wall. However, getting out of the noisy, polluted, overcrowded city, no … Continue reading

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2016 Summer Entry 3: Beijing, China

My Chinese friend, Ya Xi (David), warned me that China would be hot as hell and crowded in August, but that did not deter me! It’s hot in New York and Bangkok in August, so what’s the difference? The opportunity … Continue reading

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2016 Summer Entry: Entry 2: Vientiane, Laos

  Just my luck. The train bound for Nong Khai, and the Thai-Lao border, left Bangkok and arrived on time. That never happens! As usual, I slept well on the train. When I got off, I ran into two women … Continue reading

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2016: Summer Entry 1: Bang Saen-All in a Day

It seems like the only way it will not rain is when I have my umbrella. The other day in Bang Saen, I was out walking. It was a little breezy and I should have known better, but I had … Continue reading

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2016 Entry 5: Goh Si Chang/ Si Chang Island, Thailand

For the last few years I have been planning to go to Si Chang Island off the coast of Sriracha, a neighboring city and home of the now famous Sriracha Sauce! I woke up one morning and just decided that … Continue reading

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2016 Entry 4: The Art Shows

Since I’ve been here I have been very fortunate to visit two phenomenal art shows. The first was to a friend’s demonstration of his mother of pearl inlay work. He is an amazing artist in a media that I have … Continue reading

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2016 Entry 3: Weather or Not….. Of Cats and Dogs and Elephants and Pigs

    One morning not long after I arrived in Thailand, I walked out of my hotel to a bit of a shock. Although this is the cool season and temperatures should range from the mid- 70’s to the low … Continue reading

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2016 Entry 2 Baen Saen, Thailand: It’s Curtains for You!

I don’t understand this, but it is not the first place I’ve been to that had this issue! Why, in a modern furnished condo, is there no shower curtain? I suppose I could go out and buy one, but when … Continue reading

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2016 Entry 1: Bangkok, Thailand: The Arrival

    I always look forward to my trips with such anticipation. There are always new people and things encountered, places yet discovered, and situations that arise that test your timber. I constantly find new words to learn in Thai … Continue reading

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2015 Entry 4: Bang Saen, Thailand

It looks like a corpse, or the hollow shell remaining from  one of the many crabs I have enjoyed while staying here in Bang Saen. I have the feeling that I am at a wake even though there are no … Continue reading

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