"She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind She lost her youth and she lost her Tony Now she's lost her mind"
I'm staring into the face that sunk a thousand sailors. In this town, pleasure is a 24-hour business, and Nikky is the Anita Roddick of the Pleasure Business. A wide-eyed queen of capitalism, whose shop, 'Nikky Massage' gave the most renowned happy endings. ''Nikki is a Legend in this town'' says my host, Jack ''Everyone knows her round here.'' Here in Patong, she glides around on her pink bicycle, whacked out on painkillers, a skinny thai lady with long, thick, dark hair and a long, thin, dark body with tattoos that make Amy Winehouse's bodyscrawls look like varicose veins. Her face is a solid example of why they call it 'plastic surgery' - wide, staring eyes that take a few seconds too long to register your words and a slow, careful way of responding to your questions. When I asked her what she was drinking, she slowly focussed on me, her head gently tilted back and then lowered her head in a slow motion nod.
''Red wine?'' says Jack as he jumps up to pour her drink ''Thats all she drinks'' he mentions to me.
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I never meant to go travelling, I just went. You start moving and can't stop, and when you do come to rest the inertia swells i…
So, i'm sitting in between a local MP and a big time property developer drinking bad red wine that passes as OK port
Sunday morning. A Madrid hangover often involves a coffee in a bar while your fellow party animals carry on sinking cervezas.
Dubai rises out of the desert, all tallest, newest, richest, biggest and most expensives.
In Thailand, when the captain of a boat says the weather is too dangerous to carry on, he starts laughing. Thats when I started worrying.
I was mesmerized by the icebergs in Antarctica- each unique like a snowflake.
Sure – they smell…badly – but I found the odor pretty easy to overlook in light of their general adorableness.
First rule of ‘Kayak Club’ in Antarctica is that you are not late to kayak club meetings. The second rule of kayak club is that you ARE NOT late to kayak club meetings.
I had made up my mind, I wasn’t going to do it. Nope. Not doing it.