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Book Review: Bangkok Belle

Bangkok Belle is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill hardboiled detective story. Indeed, what makes this novel fascinating and engaging is its exotic location and colorful characters. The author, Ron McMillan, who has knocked around Asia for a couple decades, offers much more than a “travel guide” story by dropping in a steady flow of Asian references, […]

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Eight hours in Bangkok…

And miles to go before I sleep.  Sitting here in the CIP Lounge—the same one I sat in 11 days ago—having something to eat and drink for the next two hours. Then I will be asked to leave and I will have to find another place to hang out for the next five hours before […]

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Three hours in Bangkok and then on to Vientiane

After a delightful Thai Airways flight from Incheon to Bangkok, I now have three hours to hang out here at Suvarnabhumi Airport before flying on to Vientiane.  Just a few more hours and On and I will be together again. She’s coming on the bus from Savannakhet again. It’ll take her around 10 hours to […]

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Jim Thompson’s House & Museum — A lasting memorial for Thailand’s silk king

After having a wonderful time visiting Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaeo yesterday, Aon and I were back out in the city for some more sightseeing and culture. Today, it was a visit to Jim Thompson’s House. Down a quiet, narrow nondescript lane just off one of the Bangkok’s busy thoroughfares, the graceful, red tile […]

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