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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. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.

A toned down Songkran – for me

As I outlined in my last post, we are in the midst of the Thai New Year’s celebration, known as Songkran. Mostly for us foreigners this is a time to get drunk, have out faces painted with lime green, pink … Continue reading

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Songkran Water Festival 2017

The songkran Water Festival, marking the Thai new year, is generally the largest country-wide celebration of the year. It’s also a huge excuse for foreigners to get drunk and stupid. My first experience last year was mostly great, a lot … Continue reading

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A new Thai dish for dinner

The last two nights I’ve been treated to home-cooked Thai food. Two nights ago it was a shrimp and rice dish put together with whatever leftover vegetables I had. Last night, after providing a few dollars for fresh vegetables, seafood … Continue reading

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