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.

Top 10 hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

I posted the two articles below on Hua hin Expat News, but I thought my 2Bags followers might also find them interesting – and educational: —————————————– Expat life is what you make it here in the Land of Smiles. Moaning … Continue reading

Posted in Local Culture, Thailand, Uncategorized, visa/passport

Video Reveals Horrific Abuse Inflicted on Blind Trekking Elephant

VIDEO Elephants are losing a vicious battle against the greed of humankind. Despite being herbivores who do not pose a dangerous threat to humans, they are often the target of horrific abuse, torture, and murder. Most people are aware that … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 2

I was wrong. There were not nine Thais coming over for Christmas dinner and gift-giving. There were 10. And just enough food. Why did i have 10 Thais over for dinner? Pretty selfish, really. I just wanted a better Christmas … Continue reading

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