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The Man Who Disappeared - The Jim Thompson Story

December 25th 2017
I have this vision of Jim Thompson that embodies just about everything I think of when I think of Southeast Asia: interesting, exotic, and more than a little mysterious. A few facts are incontrovertible: He was born in 1906, and attended Princeton. He was a working architect in New York, and then became director of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In 1941, he abruptly quit his job and joined th ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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25th December 2017

Klong Saen Saep
Have you been on these canal boats? This is my favorite way of getting around Bangkok, especially when I lived there during the pre-subway days. The westbound boat gets you directly to the Golden Mount, and the eastbound boat (you have to change boats at Pratunam) takes you to the aircraft graveyard.
25th December 2017

River Ferry
I haven't ridden the canal boats yet, but I have used the commuter ferry - it's a great way to get up-river, or down-river as the case may be.

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