Tag Archives: 2007

Christmas on Walking Street 2007

Twelve years ago my 4 year-old daughter had a long Christmas Eve. Gifts in the morning. Khao Khio Zoo at noon and then a swim at the Shaba Hut pool. By 7pm her eyes drifted together and weary muscles refused to support her weight. I carried Angie into the bedroom and laid her on the […]

Seven Wonders of the World

The new Seven Wonders of the World was announced on 07/07/07 in Lisbon, Portugal. These modern marvels replaced the ancient septet via an internet poll managed by a filmmaker. The Bangkok Post later listed the modern Ancient Wonders. Millions of people were the jury as opposed to Philon of Byzantium choosing the first seven. One man with one vote picked […]

Halloween in Pattaya 2007

In 2007 Pattaya celebrated the old Celtic festival of Samhain with a singularly Thai flavor. Bar girls dressed in skimpy dresses and go-go girls painted fake blood on their faces. Farangs drank more than normal nights. It’s a pagan holiday and nothing says pagan better than sex go-go girls, beer, and a devilish hang-over the […]

Imbiss On Cambodian River

Back in 1971 I hitchhiked through the Northwest with Cliff Tyson Gorr. We were hippies. Loggers and cops didn’t like longhairs and rides were hard to get, especially since Interstate 90 was under construction from the Idaho Stateline to Butte Montana. The same was true for the road winding through the Cardamom Mountains between Koh […]

Unsexy Asia Cities 2017

Playboy recently listed Detroit as the nation’s # 1 unsexy city. Murder, rust factories, and overweight people are the LimpDs calling cards, nothing about Motor City says ‘sexy’ better than the MC5, Grand Funk Railroad, and Wendy Whitelaw. But Detroit has competition from Asia, as indicated by the Global Sexual Wellbeing Survey released at the World Congress […]