Roger L. Simon

Remembering Phuket

It’s weird to be on vacation and return to your hotel room for tsunami news every night, watching the death toll rise. About fifteen years ago I was on another vacation, this one in Phuket, Thailand. Some friends and I stayed at a fabulous and relatively inexpensive thatched-roof bungalow hotel right on the beach. Paradise. It’s probably not there now.

UPDATE: At first I thought Drudge was inflating the death toll, but every time I think that, it continues higher. 100,000 is the latest figure. Time to do some donating.