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Detained in Laos: Lost Tribes of the CIA’s Secret War

Tweet It was the most beautifully appointed detention cell I’d ever called my own. The tiled-floors were spotless. The toilet was porcelain. There was a comfy, queen-sized bed, a TV boasting four channels of static, and a woode...
 
 
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Intern Lydia vs. LaLa & His Hippie Goons

Tweet To ease the burden of the ambitious mystery-project I signed on to in April, an intern was to fly from New York to Bangkok and assist me in my affairs for one and a half months. “I get a slave.” “That’s not what you’re ge...
 
 
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Rape-Whistle Adventures: The Art of Finding Free Accommodation

Tweet It was July, 2008. I had barely choked down my seventh shot of Israeli arak—or perhaps eighth, or ninth, I’m not sure—when I heard Joe’s inebriated screams from across the bar. “STEEEVVEEE,” he was slurring, “ OH NOOOO!” ...
 

 
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I am Siam, Siam I am: A History of Ladyboys, Pagan Drug Dealers, and Competitive Eyeball-Removal

Tweet Thailand had infrastructure, and it was designed to place me on a beach with a drink menu in my hand as quickly and efficiently as possible. The buses were convenient, the streets were sterile, and the tropical breeze was...
 
 
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The Turtle & The Whore: A Downward Spiral into Bangkok’s Red-light Underworld

Tweet DISCLAIMER: While the following events, places, and conversations have been depicted as loyally as possible, I’ve taken artistic liberty in distorting the debauched individuals involved, to protect both their identities a...
 
 
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A Wok to Remember: A Foodie’s Guide to Thailand on a Budget

Tweet One of the most impressive works of fiction in the English language is your local Thai take-out menu. It’s as prickly and deceptive as a durian—much of it is Orientalist fantasy, much of the rest is culinary plagiar...
 

 
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Fringe Chronicles: Tried to Order Dinner in Tokyo. Got Assaulted By a Man in a Frog Costume Wielding a Puppet Instead.

Tweet Twilight had fallen over Tokyo, but the streets of Shinbashi district glowed as bright as day, pulsing in a rainbow symphony of lights. Amidst the heaving crowds of salarymen, neon-coiffed teenagers, and Kimono-clad mamas...
 
 
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Three Words: Midget. Theme. Park.

Tweet For a long time I suspected that something was wrong with Mr. Chen, but only now did I grasp the majestic breadth of his insanity; I could now color in an entire childhood of licking windows, kicking squirrels, and chasin...
 
 
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Chinglish 101: Five Secrets to Understanding Demon Bird Moth-Balls

Tweet If Americans love one thing more than looking at silly things on the Internet, it’s getting really, super offended at silly things on the Internet. So before I start this week’s Photo Travelogue, I’d like to preface by sa...
 

 
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The Mystery of the Immaculate Herpes

Tweet It was a miracle—a horrible miracle—that turned my pleasant morning tinkle into a heart pounding free-fall into nightmareland. HERPES!!! I diagnosed (even though I’d never actually seen herpes before). For several minutes...