Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cambodia, Holiday In

Okay, let us begin with a link – to the best news story of the year; maybe the decade or even ever. Law enforcement officials across the country are puzzled over a crime wave targeting an unlikely item: Tide laundry … Continue reading

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Siem Reap-Off

[Written Friday, March The 16th, Night] The Aranya Prathet/Poipet Border Crossing is, by many accounts, kind of the Mos Eisley Spaceport of Southeast Asia. “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” … Continue reading

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The Bangkok Express

Uh, what was that? Could hardly believe that just a few days ago I was in little tiny Phimai… From which I nabbed the bus at 6:00 in the Monday AM to head to Khorat, and then the train to … Continue reading

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I Had To Lea-ea-eave The Mekong (Though There Was Some Nice Folk There)

[Written Sunday, March The 10th, Night] If my reckoning is true, I’ve since late-January spent twenty-six days at the Mekong River – nine on the Thai side, seventeen on the Lao. (Plus seven more on major tributaries). A river not … Continue reading

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Mekong Days

[Written Friday, March The 9th, Afternoon] Nong Khai, yet another wonderful little town in which I’ve spent far more time that I’d ever intended. Tomorrow, will be moving on to Phimai, before (I’m thinking) a quick jaunt to Bangkok to … Continue reading

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