Tag Archives: Thai

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 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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2008- Entry 6: Chieng Mai and the Wedding in Chonburi

The other morning I was awake very early and decided to go out for a walk. The sun had just begun to peak over the horizon. As I walked, the streets were very quiet– a rarity to be savored! The … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 3: Chieng Mai and the North

Can’t believe that it has already been a week that I have been cruising up here. I started out in Hualongphong Railway Station in Bangkok last Wednesday night. I was passing the time reading Al Gore’s new book, The Assault … Continue reading

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