Saturday, December 11, 2010

'Bizarre Thailand: Tales of Crime, Sex and Black Magic'

For the first-time visitor to Thailand almost everything looks weird: the candy-colored taxis with Buddhist amulets hanging from the rear-view mirrors; the ladyboy sashaying down the street while balancing a tray of jasmine garlands on her head; the office workers bowing to a spirit house abutting a monolithic office tower.  

But the magical soon becomes the trivial, and the wanderer in search of true weirdness has to head deeper into the hinterlands while delving into some of the country?s more eccentric characters and warped legends. 

Here are a a few, which can be found in my new book "Bizarre Thailand: Tales of Crime, Sex and Black Magic." 

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Ana Paula Lemes Pamela Anderson Sophia Bush Leelee Sobieski Kelly Rowland

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