Roger L. Simon

New Year's Eve Memories of Phuket

I noticed Glenn’s negative reaction to a post on Reason regarding some vacationers heading to Thailand in the wake of the tsunami. I think the Instapundit’s calling this one right. Charity’s great, but even better is ‘business as usual.’ And toward that end, I would just like to say that Phuket is the coolest beach I ever visited. The Thai seafood’s great too, much better than at home, cooked fresh under the palapas. (Spanish word, I know, but there isn’t a better one.) I was there about fifteen years ago and I’ve always wanted to go back. I know it sounds strange under the circumstances, but the water there is exceptional, almost magical. Think about it if you’re planning a tropical vacation this year.

And speaking of that… Happy New Year, everyone! See you next year, as we used to say when we were kids.

UPDATE: N. Z. Bear says we should buy Southeast Asian. Make that coffee Sumatran (if it really is).