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On location: Bang Saen Beach

After leaving the Wang Saen Suk Hell and Heaven Gardens, my friend Ying and I caught a songthaew to Chonburi’s Bang Saen Beach. (Ying asked me about the English word for songthaew. I explained that there isn’t one, because we don’t let people ride … Continue reading

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On location: Heaven and Hell

Yesterday, I went to Hell, specifically, the Wang Saen Suk Hell and Heaven Gardens in Thailand’s Chonburi province, a trip inspired by an excellent post on Darmon Richter’s The Bohemian Blog. Buddhist Hell, or Naraka, is series of pits where Hell guards … Continue reading

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On location again

Tonight I head to Thailand to conduct field research for my PhD novel. Specifically, I’m doing location research, visiting the places where my novel is set in order to strengthen the sense of place in my writing. Aren’t you impressed … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie on travel

I picked up a copy of Agatha Christie – An Autobiography in preparation for a panel I’m chairing at the Melbourne Museum next month. I’d intended to skim it, concentrating on the parts that are relevant to the panel discussion. … Continue reading

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On the road again

We head for Thailand today to spend Songkran (Thai/Buddhist New Year) in Krabi province, where we spent a wonderful holiday in January 2009. We are also headed to Nakhon Si Thammarat, part of Thailand I have never visited before. I … Continue reading

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