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I lived on the island of Negros in The Philippines for a short time in 2014, in Bacolod City. Dumaguete City, on the other side of the island, was already known as an attractive place for retired foreigners. Now Dumaguete is well known globally because of a handful of very successful YouTube creators. I finally got to visit Dumaguete and look for myself. I enjoyed my visit.

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Ride through Donner Pass in January, experience "America's most scenic train experience" said Amtrak of their California Zephyr from Chicago to San Francisco. Very popular YouTube travel reviewer Jeb Brooks endorsed a trip on the Zephyr calling Amtrak "a national treasure".

I thought it sucked.

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I left Bangkok on 17 Dec 22 for a trip to NY, Chicago, San Francisco and Manila. My plan was to shoot short clips of the journey for one video. The highlight of the trip was to be a ride on the Amtrak California Zephyr through the Rocky Mountains in January.

I often say: "whenever I point my camera at a subject, the subject often changes the story". Amtrak's signature route, The Zephyr, turned into a train wreck.

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I got a lot of cautionary warnings online when I revealed I was going to Chicago, especially here on Bit Chute. Well I'm from Brooklyn. I ain't a-scared a no Chicago!

My GF took me to see a house in the suburbs. I don't want to live in the suburbs, but it was fun shooting a video of the sexy sister.

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Brisk and exhilarating! I went for a hike in the Pocono Mountains near Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania.

A Thai signature dish is Som Tam (Papaya Salad) made differently in different villages around Thailand. Here I present a recipe from the village of Sam Hai in the northern reaches of Isaan, Thailand near Laos.

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My objective was to meet a viewer and his wife for dinner on the Bangkok Riverfront and get some photographs of the sunset. It rained. However, walking through the colorful neighborhood of Talat Noi on my way to our meeting place was too interesting and visually pleasant not to make a video. While getting lost I stumbled on a site that was familiar and the location where I shot one of my favorite photographs.

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Usually, I visit NYC twice a year. For my winter trip I always head back to Bangkok, Thailand prior to Christmas week. This year I arranged my visit to be in New York for Christmas and had a wonderful time.

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Inspired by a beautiful photograph of a Thailand farm girl bathing in a pond from Pixabay.com, I set out to shoot some images that captured the same feel as the original picture. My GF Bua arranged for two models when we visited Bua's family home in Loei Province. You are welcome to use the pictures. The best resolution is available on Tumblr. I've put a few of the shots there. Please give credit if you use them: https://at.tumblr.com/siam-sassy/you-can-use-these-pictures-with-the-authors-me/0sw57dertwbb

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This is the 3rd in a 3 part series about Bua Khao, a Thai country woman who became a success and the leader of her big Thai family. This video focuses on the story of Bua's Dad Daw, a man who knew how to extract order from chaos.

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This is the second in a series of videos telling the story of a Thai family's unusual success originating with a colorful guy who knew how to exploit chaotic times for the benefit of his family. In this video I show Bua Khao's most recent land acquisition after a bumpy tractor ride.

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This is the first in a series of videos about a Thai family from a farming region in northern Thailand, near Laos. Bua Khao learned how to be frugal from necessity. But now she is a frugal investor buying and selling property and livestock while living a big city life in Bangkok. This is an impressive story of multi-generational success.

While I have several video stories in the planning stage, tonight I'm posting a short video about my birthday.
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I went to Pattaya with my GF Bua Khao's family. Western travelers like @Mr Tony are returning. In this video I talk about how my GF's huge family affects my life.

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I don't think Ernst Hemingway was ever in Thailand. But there is a restaurant named Hemingways in the heart of the Sukhumvit neighborhood of Bangkok. I used Hemingways as a backdrop for a photo shoot with a new model named Opal.

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I went to Surin in Isaan, the Thai Heartland, for a pig roast and a photo shoot. It was cold, rainy and flooded. But the people of Isaan were warm and friendly.

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Prelude to The Walk of Shame: in this walk & talk video I talk about how walking fits into an exercise plan of yoga, stair climbing and calisthenics. I am going on a round-the-world trip in December from Bangkok to NYC to Chicago to LA to The Philippines and back to Bangkok. I want to be in top shape for my trip. The video ends on Sukhumvit Soi 11 where I will begin my next video touring the bars and brothels of Bangkok, The Walk of Shame.

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This video begins in a garden contained within a highway interchange where Ekamai Road intersects with the Saen Saep Canal (The Klong) in Bangkok, Thailand. In this video, I go in search of the place from where a beautiful photograph of The Royal Thai Palace aka The Grand Palace was shot. I used the photograph of the Palace with the skyline of Bangkok as a backdrop for a new banner picture for my social media.

My quest to find the origin of the photograph takes me to a Bangkok neighborhood accessed from the light rail mass transit line MRT Blue Line Itsaraphap Station. I got into the iconic temple Wat Arun from the back door on the south/west side of the temple. Usually tourist arrive at the Wat by a river boat boarded near the Grand Palace on the North/East side of the Chao Phraya River. I accessed Wat Arun from the South/West side through a back alley near the Royal Thai Navy HQ in a part of town Google Maps calls Thawisuk Village.

The photograph featured in this video is a cityscape shot by "Sasint" on pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/grand-palace-bangkok-temple-night-1822487/

The Garden where I opened the video is unnamed and unmarked on Google Here are precise coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/k1263dhP9Xnr1Ufj8

MRT Blue Line Itsaraphap Station: https://goo.gl/maps/pRq1RfcvQcxiBi3V7

Wat Arun: https://goo.gl/maps/5QKcvK3KecxrWx799

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I saw an ad with a pretty photo in the Bangkok MRT (Subway) that I liked. I showed it to the gaggle of Instagram cuties living in, or passing through, my home here in Bangkok. My only instructions were I wanted to do a photo shoot "something like this". I am very happy with how it all turned out.

Inspiration from a train trip.

My last video was a satire inspired by Andrew Tate. Having learned that Mr Tate is a charismatic social influencer of young men, I thought I would offer an alternative. There is more than one way to skin a cat. Dana and Jib have a weekly podcast @Idea Studio Bangkok .

Cake's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iichkek/

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Here I sublimate Andrew Tate along with Spanky and Our Gang to suggest a new perspective on the "He-Man Woman Haters Club".

About two weeks ago news about a Romanian kick boxer and casino owner Andrew Tate began popping up on all my social media feeds. It seems old Andy got booted off Instagram, TikTok and YouTube all at the same time. So he was getting a lot of publicity, an inefficient way to reduce a person's influence I think. Whatever!

Andy is a men's rights advocate. Andy's plight, along with two motorcycles owned by my GF's kids, inspired a TikTok and this behind the scenes video of a modern day real man:) #satire

My buddy Bill from "Unseen Thailand In Chiang Mai" on YouTube took me to "Namtok Bua Thong-Nam Phu Chet Si National Park" about a forty minute drive north of Chiang Mai to visit "Sticky Rocks" a climber friendly waterfall. There is a walkway with stairs present alongside the falls that gives easy access to beautiful tropical rain forest, a jungle. Or one can climb down and up the waterfall. There is a rope affixed to the steepest part of the waterfall rocks to assist with climbing. It was a really nice experience.
https://goo.gl/maps/Xn3ir8B4FW2NjxYt9

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I'm a wandering story teller. These days there is not much wandering happening. So I am telling stories from Bangkok. Many of my videos have companion essays on Quora as well. Reading is nice too:
https://www.quora.com/profile/Travels-With-Charlie-Hubbard