Thailand Old Hand

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Thirty Years around the Bars and Backstreets of Asia

Peter Jaggs has the unerring ability of being able to blunder into a good story wherever he travels in Asia. Whether perusing the bars and brothels of Pattaya and Angeles City, meeting up with an archaic spirit doctor in the wilds of the Isaan countryside, losing his way in the war-time tunnels of Cu-Chi in Vietnam, becoming embroiled in a punch-up with the local tough-guy in a Philippine backstreet or encountering an ethereal ghost on a deserted, moonlit beach in Thailand, he tells the tale with his own peculiar stamp of originality, humor and accuracy.
The twenty true short stories in this – the author’s eighth book – are as colorful, diverse and sometimes as confusing as the continent of Asia itself. Many will make you laugh, others may make you want to cry and one or two will probably appall you. Whatever your reaction may be to some of the memories of a man who has spent almost three decades making the most of what Asia has to offer, ‘Thailand Old Hand’ makes for a rattling good suitcase read and is a book you will find hard to put down.

“The author is an Old Thailand Hand; it’s apparent he has been around long enough to become insightful” Bangkok Post

“Jaggs has become like a master brewer, skillfully distilling a wealth of living experiences into some very funny moments” Pattaya Trader

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Thirty Years around the Bars and Backstreets of Asia

Peter Jaggs has the unerring ability of being able to blunder into a good story wherever he travels in Asia. Whether perusing the bars and brothels of Pattaya and Angeles City, meeting up with an archaic spirit doctor in the wilds of the Isaan countryside, losing his way in the war-time tunnels of Cu-Chi in Vietnam, becoming embroiled in a punch-up with the local tough-guy in a Philippine backstreet or encountering an ethereal ghost on a deserted, moonlit beach in Thailand, he tells the tale with his own peculiar stamp of originality, humor and accuracy.
The twenty true short stories in this – the author’s eighth book – are as colorful, diverse and sometimes as confusing as the continent of Asia itself. Many will make you laugh, others may make you want to cry and one or two will probably appall you. Whatever your reaction may be to some of the memories of a man who has spent almost three decades making the most of what Asia has to offer, ‘Thailand Old Hand’ makes for a rattling good suitcase read and is a book you will find hard to put down.

“The author is an Old Thailand Hand; it’s apparent he has been around long enough to become insightful” Bangkok Post

“Jaggs has become like a master brewer, skillfully distilling a wealth of living experiences into some very funny moments” Pattaya Trader

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Peter Jaggs is from Essex in England and has spent the best part of the past twenty five years in Thailand since he was in his early twenties and has visited every province in the country. Peter has always believed that real work is a necessary evil and should only be undertaken when funds are required for the extended bouts of bar-hopping, fishing and hanging out on beaches he much prefers.However, he does enjoy writing about his beloved second home and has had articles, stories and poems published in several newspapers and magazines. Although Peter loves women – especially of the Thai variety – he is not married because he feels that a wife would be as much of a hindrance to his freedom and irresponsible lifestyle as a regular job. Besides this, no female on God’s earth could put up with him for any length of time apart from his mother.Peter is currently based between Devon, England and Pattaya City and spends an equal amount of time in each of his two homes with frequent excursions to other favourite venues in Asia. Peter also wrote the first ever book in the English language published on freshwater fishing in Thailand.