A Story of Personal Triumph and Utter Failure in Thailand

A Story of Personal Triumph and Utter Failure in Thailand – The Clarion, February 19, 2011
[Interesting article about a foreign woman’s view of Thailand–a lonely and dirty place.]
…Now I knew the city. I knew when cab drivers were ‘taking me for a ride’. I knew that the monks only rode on air conditioned buses. I knew I was accustomed to this place: and what a feat it had been. My hatred of the wafting smell of raw sewage on the street, the hoards of bloated stray dogs lying comatose in empty phone booths, the creeping feeling of claustrophobia underneath my skin, the glares and stares from thousands of Thai faces, the snaking pattern sweat made when inching down my back…

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