Now the moment had arrived.“I’m all nerves,” she said, her teeth chattering softly.“I think I never really believed we’d have to go through with this.” Then she sank to the floor of the breakfast room and, while I made us coffee, gathered my two dogs into her lap as if desperate for the solace of something terrestrial. “It’s my mum,” she said, laughing nervously, “calling to make sure I’m not going to die.”After some wan assurances in Swedish and a double espresso, we drove to the desert, suited up, boarded a plane whose blunt nose had been painted with shark’s teeth, and jumped.“I have no recollection of that free fall,” she says a couple of hours later, over a Thai lunch in Silver Lake, the Eastside neighborhood where a number of her old friends from Stockholm, writers and musicians mainly, are living on a sort of expat Scandinavian commune.Don‘t walk alone on a beach at night, and that includes Sunrise Beach where they hold the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangang.Just because there are thousands of scantily-clad bar girls, doesn't mean you should dress the same.It was a fear I recognized immediately, having been up much of the night myself.A few weeks earlier the Swedish actress had suggested that we go skydiving after I threw out some rather tame ideas for a Los Angeles playdate—a game of tennis, a visit to a nearby farmer’s market, a sunny hike in the Palisades.The Foreign and Commonwealth Office yesterday confirmed it was on stand-by following the arrest.
In November 2010, health inspectors found 2,000 foetuses on a building site by a monastery in Bangkok which had been illegally aborted.And surprisingly, you’ll also find a lot of Mexican — Señor Pico’s is the best Mexican outside of North America. The warm weather I love the sun a lot (much to my mother’s and my dermatologist’s dismay).I think after shoveling snow in Boston for the vast majority of my life, I gravitate to the sun, because in the tropics, there’s no snow to shovel. I’ve lived in Bangkok twice, and if I stay away for more than a year, I feel as if a piece of me is missing.It’s been 18 months since I’ve last been here, and my excitement oozes off me like sweat during a hot Bangkok summer. I always order , which means “not spicy,” because by Thai standards that means only one chili.