Tag Archives: Loy Krathong

The Day After Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong has long been Thailand’s most beautiful festival with candle-lit balloons rising into a night sky illuminated by a full November moon. Ten years ago I was in Pattaya. Few girls and women dressed in the traditional costume. The police banned fireworks and their marine patrols gathered the krathong offerings less than 20 meters […]

The Missing Of Loy Krathong

The most beautiful holidays in the world are the Hindu Diwali and Thailand’s Loy Krathong. These festivals of light celebrate the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. I have celebrated Diwali in Lhasa Tibet with the Indian cooks of the Snow Dragon Hotel and Loy Krathong with my wives and children. Sadly this […]

Loy Krathong 2001

Loy Krathong 2001 I spent the festival of light with the worst girlfriend of Pattaya. Three months earlier Mam and I met at a bar. I only had another week in Thailand. My next stop was Kathmandu. In bed Maam said sadly, “Why you go mountains, when you can climb me?” There were a thousands […]

Joni Mitchell In Drag

I was born in 1952. During that prehistoric period doctors had no way of predicting an infant’s sex, yet my mother was so convinced that her second child would be a girl that a year’s worth of pretty pink baby clothing lay neatly stacked in a crib prior to my birth. I imagine she experienced […]

Loy Krathong the Day After

Loi Krathong has long been Thailand’s most beautiful festival. Not anymore in Pattaya. Few girls and women were dressed in the traditional costume. The police banned fireworks. Their marine patrols gathered the krathong offerings less than 20 meters from shore. No one was allowed to light a fire balloon, perhaps the most exotic image to […]