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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.

Learning to cook Thai-style

I guess it’s probably normal that if you live in a foreign country and like to cook you will eventually try your hand at local dishes. While Thai food can be complicated sometimes in terms of ingredients, I’m learning some … Continue reading

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No easy task

Thailand is primarily an agricultural country. Fields of chilli pepper, corn, pineapple and numerous other vegetables and fruit cover much of the landscape outside the major cities. Today, for a totally unrelated reason, I found myself in farm country west … Continue reading

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Food for thought

About once a month, I need to make a mile-or-so walk to the pet food store for dry cat food. It’s an easy enough walk, rock and roll in the headsets, and today a happy hour drink in a Coke … Continue reading

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