Tag Archives: Thai cuisine

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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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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2009- Entry 6: Northern Thailand

Early morning silhouettes of teak, palm, rock, and the as yet definable race past my window of the train heading north. They dance like shadow puppets across a wakening sky of pale gray promising rain to start the day. The … Continue reading

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2008- Entry 2: The First Days of Wandering

The Ambassador Hotel, my usually haunt, is undergoing renovations. The lobby is all covered up and they are using the other side of the building near the conference halls temporarily as a reception area. The only problem is that sometimes … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 4: Nan and Chaleupan

As the bus winds its way through the hills north of Phrae, small flashes of distant memories arise in me— a distinctive hill top here, an ancient temple there, a particularly sharp curve just experienced. All come to me bathed … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 2: Bangkok Daze

I sometimes can’t believe that I have been here for a week already. Don’t ask me where the time goes, but go it does! The weather is stiflingly hot– in the 90’s. The rain is more unpredictable than in past … Continue reading

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