Escape to Ko Samet, Part Three: A Dane, A New Yorker, and Two Swiss Girls

Finding a nice white patch of beach in Thailand should be easy, but hasn’t been. In the last installation I found myself trapped in Pattaya, freshly scarred by the horror of a ping pong show. And now the conclusion.

Escape to Ko Samet, Part Two: Pardon the Ping Pong Show

Pattaya. City of Eastern European tourists and hoards of burned-out freelance Thai prostitutes. It’s January, and I’m just trying to find a nice stretch of beach with pure white sand and very few people. I’ll find it, eventually, but not here.

A Nation Known as Taeguk

There is a common desire among expats in Korea that starts to bubble to the surface after living here for a few months. After settling into the ragged groove of English teaching, which is never without its bumps, the urge to take advantage of the primely located Korean peninsula begins to take hold. After not […]