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About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. I'm also using this time to write, having now authored nine e-books, including photo-essays of my experiences in Costa Rica, Croatia, Sicily, Indonesia, Bali and Malaysia.

Day 2 in Bangkok

The day began early for me at 8:30 with instant coffee and posting news on BatamExpat.com. When he finally woke, Jack went to Starbucks downstairs for coffee and then started the bacon for breakfast. The boat tour terminal was a … Continue reading

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First day in Bangkok

4:30 comes early in the morning, especially when you don’t get to bed until after midnight. As I readied myself for the trip to Bangkok, the two “pop-up” restaurants outside my window were just saying goodbye to their last customers. … Continue reading

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Ready for Bangkok

My packs are packed, I’m ready to go, as Peter, and and Mary once sang. It’s Thursday, 5:30pm, and I’ve just returned from the walk to Harbour Bay to buy my ferry tickets for tomorrow. My ferry leaves at 6:10am, so … Continue reading

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