Monthly Archives: July 2011

Across the Border

My friends’ sons and daughters suspect that my travels are connected to the CIA or some criminal enterprise. My denials only harden their opinion mostly because they view their parents as strictly 9-5 straights. Recently one contacted me on Facebook and asked if I was in Thailand to transport drugs. Thai police are very strict […]

Yim Yim Yim Smile Though Your Heart Is Breaking

Different languages have many words for the same thing. Eskimos supposedly have 15 words for snow. You can read them on this URL The travel movie AMAZING THAILAND claims the Thais have 13 words for smile. This statement falls into the realm of urban legend, although the Thais have a smile for every occasion. Happy? […]

Thai National Anthem or Phleng Chat Thai

Thai Anthem I haven’t been to the movies in ages, but like a baseball game in the States the cinemas play the Thai National Anthem before any feature film. Here are the words. Bring them with you to sing in English Probably get arrested for lese majeste. Thailand is the unity of Thai blood and […]

To Forgive and Forget by Peter Nolan Smith

After my youngest brother died of AIDS in 1995, I traveled to the holiest shrines in Asia. The ancient temples salved little of my grief and I switched to worshipping the high heels of the go-go girls. Vee danced at the Baby A Go-Go in Pattaya. She had one eye. We had an affair. The […]

26 Hours Door to Door

I left Fort Greene Wednesday morning at 10:30. The A-train took me to JFK. Air-rail to Delta’s Terminal # 3. A 777 over the NorthLands to Tokyo. 2 hours of waiting in Narita. Another 7 Hours to Bangkok and then a 2 hours taxi ride to Sriracha. Home to see little Fenway and his mother. […]