Today’s roundup: Travel edition.

City Settles Flour-Filled Condom Lawsuit (AP) PHILADELPHIA A woman who was arrested and jailed for three weeks on drug charges for what turned out to be flour-filled condoms has settled a lawsuit against the city for $180,000. Scorpion bites man repeatedly on plane to Vermont A scorpion bit David Sullivan on the back of his… Continue reading Today’s roundup: Travel edition.

Thailand in the economic news

No idea what to make of this, but in case it’s of interest to any of my readers: Thailand Abandons Limits on Foreign Stock Investments (Update6) By Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Margo Towie Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) — Thailand scrapped currency controls on international stock investors one day after their imposition by the central bank prompted the… Continue reading Thailand in the economic news

Back to normal in Thailand

Belated coverage here on CH, but… Thailand to lift post-coup ban POSTED: 9:38 p.m. EST, November 9, 2006 BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly agreed to ease a restriction imposed after September’s coup d’etat, voting unanimously to lift a ban on public gatherings of more than five people, the head of the body… Continue reading Back to normal in Thailand

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In Today’s News: Thailand?

Plenty of news out of Thailand, none of what is making it to the states agreeing with each other about what is exactly happening. There is a state of emergency, and rumors of a possible coup attempt. The web sites for Bangkok’s two English-language papers, the Bangkok Post and the Nation have been nearly uselessly… Continue reading In Today’s News: Thailand?

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And on a much more serious note…

My congratulations and best wishes to King Bhumibol Adulyadej and to the Thai people on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his ascension to the throne. (I’d meant to post this earlier; as I write, it’s already the 10th in Thailand, but it’s still the 9th here.) See also the congratulatory resolution passed by… Continue reading And on a much more serious note…

Happy New Years…

My vacation has been very enjoyable so far; after the obligatory family time, I’ve enjoyed my traveling quite a lot. New Years Eve in Singapore is interesting – the noise level since midnight has been constant and very high (it’s 12:45AM here on 1/1; I’m 16 hours ahead of California time right now here) and… Continue reading Happy New Years…

Pattaya, “The People’s Paradise” in Time

Not a perfect article, but evocative of Pattaya and rather amusing… the author, as usual, overplays the seedy side. It’s a lot of fun for other reasons, and incredibly inexpensive by US standards. Brief clip after the break, or better still check out the full article at their site. From Time Magazine: The People’s Paradise… Continue reading Pattaya, “The People’s Paradise” in Time

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I actually SAW one for once…

…rather than just reading about it afterwards. I’m referring to a fare pricing error, this time on USAir. About $38-40 post tax for fares from pretty much anywhere into Lebanon, NH (and according to the news story, a few other cities… those I didn’t see.) LEB is the airport nearest Hanover, NH which is where… Continue reading I actually SAW one for once…

Los Angeles to Fiji $50 R/T

I guess I’m a guest blogger on this site. I went to high school with Nate and still keep in touch. I’m a computer geek who lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Nate asked me to post travel deals and other sites of interest I find, so here’s the first one. Unfortunately it’s no longer bookable, but… Continue reading Los Angeles to Fiji $50 R/T

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