Fed up with the noise pollution making life a misery in his Pattaya home and despairing of finding tranquility elsewhere in Thailand, a stressed-out writer recently jetted off to Myanmar in search of peace and quiet.
He made it to the secluded Chaungtha Beach near Yangon and settled in just ahead of the weekend exodus from the former capital.
Along came a convoy of SUVs and tour buses. The new arrivals erected giant speakers and a powerful sound system nearby, cranked up a noisy generator and a beachside karaoke session was under way.
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