Story Excerpt Sunday: From Fires of Nuala by Cat Kimbriel

Fires of Nuala Book One of the Chronicles of Nuala by Cat Kimbriel Never draw unwarranted attention to entrances or departures, Darame reminded herself as she slipped into her own room. Peeling off the black dress and shoes she hastily … Continue reading


TRAINS: From Vientiane to Bangkok

Nowadays a train from Vientiane to Bangkok is fairly easy. Go here to see the schedules and get tips. I did this in 1969, in my early teens and it was… different. There were at the time no dentists in Laos, at least none that my parents trusted, and so we went to Bangkok to get our teeth looked at. For some reason I had to go — but I can’t remember any toothache. And for some reason we didn’t fly, a trip that would then take perhaps an hour or two.

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