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Thailand Trekking 4

Our third and final night was to be for an induction into opium smoking. But first, while the others were out in the cold playing with the village children among the tallest bamboo (coppiced) that I have ever seen, I … Continue reading

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Thailand Trekking 5

The old couple had smoked steadily together all evening. They were up at five, whether they were woken up by the rooster as I was or not, I cannot say. They said little to us or each other. The last … Continue reading

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The Golden Triangle

Boonbubdan Guest House, Chiang Rai Sunday 22nd December 1985 M. has rejoined me and today we visited the Golden Triangle. Maybe I should emphasis that: Today we went to THE Golden Triangle. I’m not sure what I envisaged. Tales of … Continue reading

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