The Beauty of Isaan by T. Hunt Locke

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I am one of those who had the great pleasure meeting this stylish lady, several times. Sometimes, while we had a cigarette in the “tunnel” (back when I smoked), she could tell me some amazing stories about well known people.

Thailand Footprint: Impressions left by the books, people, places and music of Thailand and South East Asia

Introduction by Kevin Cummings:

The Beauty of Isaan is a non-fiction short story which first appeared in the book, Bangkok Beat published in June of 2015. It is being republished here with the permission of the author. 

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The Beauty of Isaan

By Thomas Hunt Locke

I jumped on the skytrain. “Exit at Nana, directly opposite the Landmark Hotel, you can’t miss us. Look for the sign, Checkinn99.”

The ‘you can’t miss us’ comment I later understood as Aussie humor. A glance at my watch showed I was early. I grabbed a beer and retreated back to the long entranceway I had just passed through. A Marlboro was torched. The photos lining the tunnel had not been missed. I now gave them the attention they deserved. A story, somewhat haunting, was on display.

The story of my appearance is worth noting. Stuck at a crossroads in my book…

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