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

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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