Back in Thailand after a seven-year absence, Rolf revisits the Khao San Road backpacker scene, eats insects in Chinatown, and tests his no-baggage wardrobe in an upscale nightclub.
He’d navigated the Mekong river, wandered the Libyan Desert, and been stranded in Siberia. Then – in one last adventure after two years of vagabonding – Rolf traveled to Bangkok to face the specter of world-class luxury.
Rolf reports from Thailand on the difficulty of taking part in a time-honored American custom — watching the Super Bowl — while traveling in Asia.
As he leaves Southeast Asia, Rolf reflects on the evolution of the middle-class travel revolution.
Rolf wanders in search of an Indiana Jones adventure in Thailand’s gem country.
In the first installment of “Vagabonding,” Rolf pays through the nose for his penny-pinching ways.