Mike Dorn Wiss

Better to blaze your own trail
Than to follow another's, unwinding
For in the slippery path of life
The search is greater than the finding
MDW/1963

Pattaya Ladyboy Charity Water Volleyball Tourney 2012

  My friend Jerry Hopkins (www.jerryhopkins.com) is both a prolific and an accomplished writer. Among many other things he is well-known for his biography of Jim Morrison of the Doors, titled No One Here Gets Out Alive. He also wrote both Elvis biographies, as well as a couple of other entertaining books called Thailand Confidential and Bangkok Babylon. I leave it to the interested reader to investigate further. (I suggest you...

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On Massages in the Land of Smiles

  People frequently ask me about the massage industry in Thailand, their questions tending to have a tonal subtext, nudge nudge wink wink. Since I recently returned from a short visit to Bangkok – where I happened to strike the (in)famous Nuru Massage off my Bucket list – I thought now would be a good time to address the subject. After all, it is one rife with misunderstanding and assumption.  When I am in...

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