Thanks to ceaseless procrastination, inertia and an inability to make up my mind about what to do for the Christmas holiday, I ended up going to Thailand even though it’s not where I want to be. But I had to get out of Singapore. Everybody has to get out of Singapore on a regular basis or else go nuts.
I plan to go to Pattaya for a couple of days with an old friend to escape Bangkok’s noise and pollution and vegetate on the beach
The only reason I went to Bangkok is that I had a pre-paid ticket and managed to get on a flight. But I didn’t manage to get a return ticket. Everything is sold out. Hotels too. So I’m in a little “guest house” dive with no ticket back to Singapore, and I’m just not in the mood for Amazing Thailand. I’d rather be in a quiet little village with a beautiful pool or a lake, surrounded by mountains and Buddhist temples, so I could read and meditate and relax. I guess maybe next time.
I won’t be able to post much, so once again my site traffic will plunge.
What can you do? In case I don’t get back for a few days, Happy Holidays to all.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.