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Planning Your First Trip to Bangkok

George Hobica | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

What they say about Thailand being the "land of smiles" is not hype. And if you love Thai food ("real" Thai food, not the Americanized versions), super inexpensive massages, vibrant nightlife, and a very favorable exchange rate with the U.S. dollar, Bangkok is bang on.

10 Great Getaways Within The World's Busiest Cities

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

Cities have everything -- great people, great food, great public transportation -- the list goes on and on. But sometimes they don't have the one thin...

My Heart Breaks for Thailand

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

As somebody who has a close kinship with the people and business leaders of Thailand, I'm heartbroken by the recent military coup. Over the past couple of years, I have spent a great deal of time in Bangkok on speaking tours and working with the emerging professional class.

Protests and Politics in Thailand From the Point of View of a Woman of a Certain Age

Alison Teal | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Alison Teal

When the protesters in Thailand are financed by some of the richest individuals and corporations in the country and their demands are not for free and fair elections, but rather to cancel the elections and appoint an unelected caretaker government, it gets weirdly complicated.

Reflections of a Modern Thailand

Mary Buffett | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

There is an urgency to make things happen in Thailand -- a sense that some of the past political disruptions may be a thing of the past. They have moved far beyond the "domino that refused to fall" during the Cold War.

10 Things We Can Learn From Bangkok

Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

The Chao Phraya River winds through the heart of Bangkok, passing the ancient golden temples and brand news skyscrapers jostle together along the city...

24 Hours Of Eating (Healthy) In Bangkok

Julie Meyer, RD | Posted 11.18.2012 | Travel
Julie Meyer, RD

In the past, Bangkok may have been more well-known to the hedonistic traveler than the healthy one, but this exotic and legendary locale has a ton to offer those looking to stay energized on the road.

LOOK: D.C.'s Sister Cities Around The World

Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When you cross the city limits of plenty of locales around the nation, you'll see signs announcing sister-city relationships with places...

Bangkok Underground: How to Prepare for a Flood

Susanna Murley | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Bangkok is a city that has been dealing with flooding for hundreds of years. It's built on water. As the city has modernized, and its people moved on land, flooding has become more of an issue.

WATCH: Zach Galifianakis Says Bangkok Is 'Un-Boring'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Entertainment Tonight visited the Bangkok set of "The Hangover, Part II" to check in on the boys and see how they were holding up in Thailand. The fil...

Threatening Note Found In Bathroom Of Bangkok-Los Angeles Flight

Daily Intel. | Daily Intel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FBI says there's no evidence bomb was on board....

Thailand urged to release Hmong

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UN body calls on Bangkok to allow for the resettlement of refugees held in detention....

HIV Vaccine Is Possible, Reaserchers Say

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An experimental vaccine has for the first time prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a groundbreaking development in the deadly epidemic and a surp...

Thai NGO warns that the global recession will increase human trafficking

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Deena Guzder, reporting for the Pulitzer Center BANGKOK, Thailand--In August 2009, ECPAT International released a global report on the trafficking of ...

The Price of Sexual Torture? USD $181/month

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Deena Guzder, reporting for the Pulitzer Center BANGKOK, Thailand --  Tiew hates having sex ever since razor blades lacerated her vaginal walls durin...

Thailand: The World's Sex Tourism Capital

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Deena Guzder, reporting for the Pulitzer Center BANGKOK, Thailand --Imagine standing naked under flashing lava-red disco lights and gyrating to blarin...

Rumors and Conspiracy Theories Surround Carradine Death

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Following reports Thursday that actor David Carradine had tragically committed suicide in his Bangkok hotel room, Thai police are now questioning thei...

David Carradine HANGING PHOTO: Family Outraged Over Publication

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

RadarOnline reports that a Thai publication has outraged the family of David Carradine by publishing a photo of him hanging: The shocking published p...

Carradine Death May Have Been Accidental; Tributes Pour In

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Following reports yesterday that actor David Carradine had tragically committed suicide in his Bangkok hotel room, Thai police are now questioning the...

David Carradine Reportedly Commits Suicide

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The BBC is reporting that actor David Carradine was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room Thursday morning.  Thai police said that the 72-year old w...

Can Thailand Avoid the Abyss?

Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon

A fresh start for Thailand is needed urgently. This means nothing less than the immediate change in assumptions and attitudes for all sides, followed immediately by constructive action.

Thai Prime Minister Rules Out Talks With Thaksin After Rallies

Bangkok Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday ruled out holding any talks with exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra after last week's clashes with Tha...

Water Festival Carries On Despite Thai State Of Emergency (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons, Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

* Scroll down for photos of New Year's celebrations across Asia. Southeast Asia is drenched in celebration this year for the Water Festival, a festiv...

Escalating political violence in Thailand shuts down summit

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Anti-government protesters mass in Bangkok. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is in a state of chaos after a major escalation of political violence a...

Dj vu as Thai protesters demand govt?s resignation

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Protests in Thailand. Tens of thousands of protesters massed in Bangkok Wednesday, demanding the government’s resignation. Thailand's political sit...