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.

Battling Bangkok’s Bitter Boys

Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with an American who was a student at Webster Univerity Hua Hin. Actually, he was interviewing me as part of his studies in photo/journalism. Because he didn’t do any … Continue reading

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Street food – just a sample

Every 7 to 10 days, I grab my backpack and head to the fresh market (Chat Chia) about 3/4 of a mile away. Since it’s on the way, this morning I also stopped at the Water Department to pay my … Continue reading

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Renewing 1-year visa goes well

I had an interesting message today from a reader of this blog that I’ll try to use as a springboard for my effort today to personally, without legal help, apply for a new one-year non-immigrant (retirement) visa. The message was … Continue reading

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