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Photo essay: Bangkok, Thailand

by Keyvan Tabari
In March of 1978 at Bangkok’s Oriental Hotel I declined the receptionist’s offer of a room at the swank newly opened tower. I asked to be lodged, instead, in the hotel’s fabled old building. I followed the porter who carried my luggage past a maid in uniform who said “sawadee ka.” I reciprocated with my own greetings: “sawadee krup,” self-consciously using the proper male speaker gender ending. Never mind my accent, the heretofore reserved porter was delighted and felt free to speak to me. The suite the maid was cleaning, he said, was where the writer Joseph Conrad used to stay when in town. I was given another suite on that same second floor of the 19th century building. This one had been used by Somerset Maugham>>>Full text

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Shazde Asdola Mirza

Thanks Kayvan jaan

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

It gives a much nicer view than the drunken sex crazed memories that I have from my trip ;-) 


This was SO interesting...

by May (not verified) on

This was SO interesting... wish you had more pictures. Thailand is one of those places I've always wanted to visit.
Hopefully some day...
Thank you.