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.

Shingles and the medicine man-Part 2

In my previous post, I discussed going to a local herbal medicine man to have a case of shingles treated. Who knew my having chicken pox when I was 9 would cause me to have shingles now? The first visit … Continue reading

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Shingles and the medicine man

Medical problems can be a challenge overseas. Lately, I’ve been beset by several – severe pain in my right hip to my calf (for 10 days now) that feels like the muscles are going to explode; an ear at about … Continue reading

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A visit to the doctor – finally

No one likes to go to the doctor, least of all me. Even when I tore my knee up in Malaysia, I opted to rehab vs. surgery, which ended up the wrong choice. However, if  I had made the “right” … Continue reading

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