Category: Thailand

Phimai Historical Park

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After a couple of days in Buriram, we headed over to Korat (Nakhon Ratchisima) and got a chance to visit yet another Khmer ruin-Phimai. This structure is a Mahayana Buddhist temple, which is odd as the Khmer were primarily Hindu…

Phanom Rung-Khmer Ruins in Isaan

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Went to Thailand (twice!) this summer. The first trip was up north in Isaan to visit Khmer ruins. Only saw three but they were gorgeous. The first site we visited was Phanom Rung in Buriram province. We stayed in Buriram…

The Ambassador’s Wife by Jake Needham

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First novel in a new series by Jake Needham, Ambassador’s Wife introduces us to Inspector Samuel Tay, a police inspector in Singapore. Tay is a bright, capable police officer, but seems always a bit off by Singaporean standards; he can…

Jake Needham Book Review Part 3

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World of Trouble is the third novel in the Jack Shepherd series by Jake Needham. Jack has left Thailand for Dubai (strange exchange in my opinion) to work closely with his sole client, Charlie Kitnarok, who is clearly based on…

Book Review: Laundry Man by Jake Needham

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There has been a neat little explosion of novels set in Thailand. Mostly written by expats and travelers, these novels largely focus on a Westerner’s experience in a country that is both delightful and alien at the same time. Christopher…

Buddha Park Laos 2014

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I still have stories from my summer trip to Thailand and Laos to share. In Laos but close to the Thai border is the Buddha Park, with many statues of the Buddha as well as assorted Hindu deities and guardians.…

Corrections Museum Bangkok

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As promised, I want to show you guys the Corrections Museum of Bangkok. It is out of the way and in Rommani Nart Park, near Chinatown. The museum consists of cells and devices used in 19th century prisons in Thailand…