After retirement I backpacked 4 years and then moved to Oaxaca Mexico June 2006. Regularly visit sons in Hong Kong, Thailand and Las Vegas. Recently completed a RTW trip ending in Oaxaca in April 2013.
I have this theory that when Thaksin met with Hun Sen in Cambodia he arranged to have Cambodian mercenaries come to Thailand. It makes sense, while there is no love lost between Thailand and Cambodia, why all of a sudden ... [Continue reading this entry]
This Red opposition, called the "Royalists" (PAD Party) who support the King of Thailand but also termed by many Reds as "the Bangkok elites" because the "ignorant" Red farmers feel they are condescending and derisive and too fond of old ... [Continue reading this entry]
Iran: The Enemy That Almost Isn't
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 02:00 PM PST
Crooks And Liars.com
"One of the things that I've found most disconcerting about American news coverage of Iran is the complete disconnect between what our own (and international) intelligence reports ... [Continue reading this entry]
Since Hillary is now Secretary of State, I thought it would be interesting to watch this video, made during the primaries, of my favorite China Watcher in Beijing...Sexy Beijing's Sufei. Catch the irony at the very end!
Chinese New Year's Eve Wednesday February 6 2008. Words cannot do justice to the fireworks we viewed across the city from the rooftop of the Hilton Hotel at midnight so I will just show you here. It was so ... [Continue reading this entry]
Warning: Some of the images may offend.
A funky, rocking Parisian electro-jazz five-piece dance band. Eclectic mix of world beat, trip hop, electronic and jazz...hot all over Europe. ... [Continue reading this entry]
Update Sat Sept 29
A video showing the shooting of Kenji Nagai, the Japanese photographer who was shot at close range by Burmese security forces in Rangoon, was broadcast on Japanese television and posted to YouTube.