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The Sirens of Capital

Lucas Spangher | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Lucas Spangher

A couple of months ago, while finishing up my research in rural India, I couldn't have guessed that I would be modeling male makeup for a Scandinavian company.

Why You Shouldn't Miss These 9 Street Markets in Asia

Orbitz.com | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog When you're on vacation, shopping is practically a rite of passage. But in Asia's many markets, where ...

Skin-Whitener Commercial Showing Actress In Blackface Is Pulled

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 01.08.2016 | Black Voices

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai cosmetics company quickly pulled a video in which an actress wears blackface and promotes a skin-whitener with the slogan...

10 Reasons Why Bangkok Is Great for Every College Tourist

College Tourist | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Every year Thailand's capital city attracts millions of travelers from around the world. From golden shimmering temples and gigantic skyscrapers to beautiful parks and colorful floating markets. Bangkok is a fascinating city full of contrasts.

The Hidden Gap Between Asian Culture and Luxury Sales

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

As consumers become more knowledgeable about what other consumers are experiencing, the demands for excellent customer service increase. The vast majority of consumers say they will walk out of a store if they receive inadequate assistance from employees. Nowhere is this more impactful than in the luxury market.

College Tourist Student Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

College Tourist | Posted 12.26.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

What comes to mind when BANGKOK is brought up? Luxury or affordability? Skyscrapers or forgotten buildings in disrepair? The city is an eclectic mix of all of the above. Bangkok charms its visitors with unexpected pleasantries as well as a day to day hustle & bustle.

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.

What a 9-Month Long Trip Around the World Looks Like in 150 Photos

How Far From Home | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

Since departing on our global trip we have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities - and we're only getting started.

WATCH: Brilliant Fireball Meteor Streaks Over Thailand

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.04.2015 | Science

Stunning dashcam footage shows what experts have called a "fireball meteor" streaking across the night sky in Thailand. The object, which was ...

Strange Fireball Explodes Over Bangkok Sky

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.08.2015 | Science

Video recorded in Nonthaburi, Thailand, shows a mysterious explosion in the sky as motorists drive down a busy roadway.  Thailand's Ast...

Police: 'Mastermind' Of Thai Bomb Fled Before Attack

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The suspected mastermind of Thailand's deadliest bomb attack fled the country on the eve of the b...

The 10 Worst Cities on the Planet

Trippy | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Trippy

We admit it: even though we love to travel more than anything else in the world, some places just rub us the wrong way.

Suspects Sought In Bangkok Bombing Probe

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.31.2015 | World

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Thailand Arrests 'Foreign' Man Over Bangkok Shrine Bombing

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.29.2015 | World

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and s...

Why I Graduated College And Moved To Thailand

Emily Davis | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Emily Davis

I don't think it's uncommon for a 22-year-old who has just graduated from college to feel lost. But I have a hard time believing any recent graduate felt as lost as I did when a taxi driver dropped me off with no map or sense of direction in the middle of a busy street in Bangkok, Thailand.

International Terrorists 'Unlikely' Responsible For Thai Bomb

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

BANGKOK, Aug 20 (Reuters) -- A bomb attack in Bangkok in which 20 people were killed was likely planned weeks in advance by a group of 10 people, Tha...

At Least 10 People Involved In Bangkok Bombing, Thai Police Say

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

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Five Things Americans Traveling To Bangkok Need To Know

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Several news outlets are reporting that the attacks have made Thailand vulnerable: the Thai baht was teetering on a record low before this week's attacks, but now has reached its lowest rate since 2009.

Thai Police Release Image Of Bangkok Bombing Suspect

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.18.2015 | World

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police said Tuesday investigators believe a man seen in security video wearing a yellow T-shirt and carrying a backpack...

Security Footage Of Deadly Bangkok Bombing Shows 'Some Suspects'

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.18.2015 | World

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Deadly Explosion Hits Central Bangkok

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.17.2015 | World

BANGKOK, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Thai authorities have not ruled out any group, including elements opposed to the military government, for a bomb blast in...

How the U.S. Came to Fight Human Trafficking

ADST | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
ADST

The opening words to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act embodied the United States' growing awareness of modern slavery and announced their intention to combat this evil both at home and abroad.

At Long Last, Bangkok Teens Discover Sizzurp

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

Trendcasters scouting for in-the-know teens need not visit Bangkok. Apparently, in 2015, the edgy youths of Thailand's capital have only just caught wind of Sizzurp, a.k.a. Purple Drank. Welcome to the mid-aughts, Thailand.

A Life Transformed in South East Asia

Don Mankin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Don Mankin

I stood at the window on the top floor of the skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok looking out at the chaos on the streets below. It was hot and smoggy, and it had taken us about two hours to travel just a few miles to get here.

A Taste of Thailand

Findery | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Findery

Of all the things I imagined Thailand to be, I never expected it to make me feel so beautifully overwhelmed.