Destination by Carleton Cole

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Influenced and intrigued as he was by all things Asian, and desperate to escape the monotony of America's first planned community, when Carleton Cole's path took him to Thailand, it came as no surprise to him. For years he had been fascinated by Thailand, reading everything he could about the country and even taking a menial job in a local Thai restaurant to rub shoulders with Thais exiled in the American Midwest.

Confronted by the seriously limited employment options open to the holder of a liberal-arts bachelor's degree, he set about transplanting himself to what would soon become his adopted home, and a base for exploring the rest of Asia. An atypically quiet American who never really fit into US society, Carleton Cole has found his place in the Land of Smiles, and has developed and maintained a passion for things Thai and Asian.

About Carleton Cole

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Carleton Cole was born in Switzerland and raised in the US. He holds a master's degree in print journalism, and has spent 15 years in Thailand, where he worked for eight years as a copyeditor at The Nation newspaper. He has visited numerous countries in Asia, and also spent seven months working for NGOs in Nepal. He lives in Bangkok with his wife, Sutamon, and travels frequently with her to other countries and to the US to see his family there.
Published April 24, 2011 by Bangkokbooks. 137 pages
Genres: Travel.

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