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Finding Nirvana

I must profess right up front that I am not an expert on Buddhism.  I am not even very knowledgeable about it.  I have read a few books on meditation that are derived from Buddhist style meditation and that would be about the extent of my knowledge. First off, I know a lot of people …

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Thailand’s Coming ‘Inflation Tsunami’ Threatens to Wash Away Decade of Growth

As much as I would love to focus on just the fun Pattaya has to offer, it’s getting pretty difficult to ignore what’s happening to this country. Thailand increasingly feels like it’s being ripped apart. Hundreds to thousands of people daily are protesting in Bangkok’s streets against the government and, now, the national police. Prime …

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Is Russian ‘Invasion’ of Thailand Just a Myth?

There’s been a good deal of hoopla this past week about the impact of Russians on Pattaya and its economy. But is this so-called “Russian invasion” real? I’m starting to think we’re all being had. There’s no doubt that there’s been a huge increase in number of Russians in greater Pattaya, particularly in far-out Jomtien …

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Bible-Thumpin’ Band’s Pattaya-Inspired Song Plays on Rumors, Stereotypes

I don’t have any real religious beliefs, but I don’t have problems with people that do – until they try to shove them down my throat. But what really irks me are zealots (Christian ones, in particular) who base their crusades on fabrications and hearsay. You’re not going to “save” me, but if you’re going …

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