Monthly Archives: September 2010

Goodbye Thailand, for now

Visitors to Thailand, especially those going to one of the resorts, are advised to learn a foreign language before going. Not something common like French, German, or Spanish and not one of the north European languages with so few native … Continue reading

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Rip-Off Britain

Amazon.com Kindle 3G = $189 Kindle = $139 Amazon.co.uk Kindle 3G = £149 ($232) Kindle = £109 ($169) I’ve noticed similar discrepancies between Expedia.com and Expedia.co.uk, too.

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Why Travel Writers Should Avoid Making Political Remarks

Extracted from Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux, an American writer. Page 368: All this order, prosperity and efficiency the Vietnamese had found for themselves after decades of war, in spite of us; we could take no … Continue reading

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Crane

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