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The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, published 12 years ago

                                            The first edition of The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, published in 2005 by Dragon’s Mouth Press in HK. Photo by Charlie Londs. The novel about a drug deal gone wrong on the 70s […]

I fought the law and the law won – Punk’s Not Dead in Indonesia

Punk‘s been pretty dead in Europe for decades and in the US, this particular counterculture never really took off. But in today’s South and Southeast Asia, young kids turn to anti-culture in an effort to distance themselves from ultra conservative pears who leave no room for personal expression. Punks in Burma playing secret concerts in […]

From the Archives: Shiva’s Toilet – The Parvati Valley, India

This story was originally published in my anthology Beyond the Pancake Trench, available at my Amazon Store, as Paradise Lost – How the Wild East is turning into a Trailer Park. There is a valley in the Himalayas so beautiful, that Shiva, Deity of 1008 names, Destroyer of the Universe, without Whom creation could not […]

Tom Vater on Thailand’s Full Moon Parties

Tom Vater’s take on the legendary Full Moon Party, a monthly open-air dance event on the tourist island of Ko Phangan in Thailand has been published by the South Eastern Globe. Unfortunately, the magazine’s website crashed….so here’s the full text… The Bucket People – Full Moon Party Ko Phang Ngan, Thailand “I am a cat,” the girl […]

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