Category Archives: Thailand

YIM YET MUNG by Peter Nolan Smith

Over twenty golf courses are located within an hour drive from Pattaya, Thailand’s infamous beach resort. Whacking a little ball around the world-class fairways gave many long-distance travelers something to do during the day, while waiting for the night to fall on the Last Babylon. Jamie Parker preferred sleep, however his girlfriend Ort had been […]

New Year’s Traffic Death Festival 2019

The Thai Festival for the end of 2018 has come to an end. The police are are overwhelmed by the traffic, as milliions of Thais travel to the distant provinces to see their families. The holiday death toll reached over 400 with countless thousands injured in car and motorcycle accidents. Driving drunk is a norm. […]

Snow In Thailand

http://bangkok.travora.com/articles/cold-front-brings-cold-temperatures-snow-to-bangkok There is a cold season in Thailand. Winter arrives right before Loi Krathong. Thais bundle up in the North and even in Pattaya locals complain about the change in the weather. They grab their arms with a shiver. “Nao.” “Cold? I’ll tell you about cold. When I was a kid, you had to put […]

Happy Celtic New Year 5563

The New Year has been celebrated on countless dates throughout history. The Celtic Sahmain in November marked the end of the light half of the year. The Chinese New Year begins with the first lunar month coinciding Tet, the Vietnamese New Year and Losar for Tibet. Most of the other New Years are determined by […]

Sleeping on the Job #1

When I was a kid, some men would see road crews leaning on their shovels and called them lazy bastards. My father had worked a lumber camp in his youth and tell them, “You’ve never worked a day in your life, if you say that.” He was an electrical engineer. His hands were soft, but […]