Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Intriguingly ominous Thailand hotel described in Dan Wang's annual letter

From his wide-ranging letter about the youth fleeing China, book recommendations, and more:

One night, we were the only guests at a resort so creepy that we debated whether the whole thing was a front for tax fraud. Its bungalows looked like they were the 3-D printed output of an AI generator that received a detailed description of Antonio Gaudí’s Park Güell. That the hotel staff kept taking photographs of us, as if they were documenting that they had real guests, didn’t allay our unease that our presence could be abetting a fraudulent enterprise.