Monthly Archives: April 2011

Old Phuket Town

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Phuket Old Town was built on riches reaped from it’s 19th century tin boom. In this historical part of southern Thailand’s provincial capital, there are shrines, temples (Buddhist and Chinese), ornate and beautifully preserved shophouses, quaint cafes, small printing shops,  … Continue reading

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Soi Rommani: Phuket’s Lane of Happiness

Soi Sommani is a small laneway that lies between Thalang Road and Dibuk Road in the heart of Phuket’s Old Town. The colourful ornate two-storied Sino-colonial shophouses make this Soi (lane) a visual delight to explore.

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Major Roy Hudson: 50 Years in Chiang Mai

“There were very few expatriates living in Chiang Mai then,” he continued. “In 1968 the US Consulate General put out a telephone directory which included 100 expatriates, many of whom were working for Air America, Chiang Mai University, the Illinois … Continue reading

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Air America Bill

An American missionary’s son who became a top CIA Vietnam War-era hit-man in the jungles of Burma, Laos and Thailand has been found dead in his Chiang Mai home, a bullet in his head, a revolver in one hand and … Continue reading

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