Tag Archives: Bangkok

2014: Thailand 1: Pre-Election

My plane arrived at 11:00 pm in an uncertain city. My taxi driver, a woman (unheard of years ago) and I give each other a little language lesson for “detour” (ahm). As in, “There is a detour because of the … Continue reading

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2012- Entry 3: Answered Prayers

I am nearly finished my time in the North, and as usual, time flies so quickly. I am on the bus from Chieng Mai to Lampang heading through the mountains. I recall taking this trip in 1974. At the time, … Continue reading

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2012- Entry 2: Peace Corps Thailand 50th Anniversary

Have been having a very busy time of it the past 10 days. I cannot believe that I have only a few more weeks left here! The Peace Corps 50th Anniversary in Thailand celebration has now come and gone. On … Continue reading

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2012- Entry 1: The Peace Corps Reunion, Bangkok

5:30 am I’m sitting here on my balcony of the hotel looking south down the Chao Phaya River that courses through the city on its way to the Gulf of Thailand. The traffic on the Khrung Ton Bridge 10-stories below … Continue reading

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2011- Entry 4: Meaningful Things

I really can’t believe that I have been back from Malaysia for two weeks already. I have largely been in Bangkok just relaxing and visiting friends. I always feel “guilty” that I am not filling up my time doing “meaningful … Continue reading

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2011- Entry 1: Bangkok

 Well, this trip started out interestingly enough… Got here and developed the usual rash on my leg. Get this every year within a few days of arrival and then it just as quickly disappears. And it never returns until the … Continue reading

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2010- Entry 1: Here and There and All Around

I got to JFK and the atendant said, “I’m sorry, Mr. Paquette, but this flight is overbooked!” Before I could say, “And this affects me how?” she smiled and said, “So we have to upgrade you to business class.”   OHHHHHHHHHH! … Continue reading

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