Author Archives: 2bagsandapack

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.

Laos – Never again

I don’t have a lot to say about Laos that is good so I will keep this short. The second half of the trip to Luang Prabang and Vientiane has put such a bad taste in my mouth, I’m not … Continue reading

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Something to remember

About 25 years ago, about the time of the beginning of NAFTA, a group of journalists from Atlanta was invited on a media trip to an area just below the border, where American auto companies were already manufacturing, and which … Continue reading

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A day without rain – almost

Well, we took full advantage of our 7-hour no-rain window of opportunity yesterday. The day started with cloud cover but no rain. Our pre-arranged taxi was on time and we headed off at 8am for Ban Phanom, a village touted … Continue reading

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