The next best thing to lounging on a Phuket beach is a Thai cocktail.
Thailand has had a long and complicated drug history with Burma and Laos, centered in the area where the countries meet at the Golden Triangle. The in...
"Perhaps the time has come that guidebooks highlight newer destinations in favor of one that's overrun to allow them some breathing space."
As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.
Americans aren't in the minority when it comes to stuffing their faces full of food in the name of celebration.
Thailand's year of living dangerously may be grinding to a conclusion. But is it moving to another stage -- or just another venue?
[This week every year Graduation Day reverberates through the Klong Toey slums of Bangkok, Thailand for hundreds of poor students (nearly 1,000 this y...
In addition to being an uplifting personal account of a man battling his war-induced inner demons, learning to cope with them, and even forgiving one of his former torturers, the book also unintentionally chronicles the end of European supremacy.
Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.
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.
Since Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932, it has experienced many coups and counter-coups. Yet the monarchy traditionally held enormous power, providing much needed constancy and balance.
I can't help but think about Jackson here in Bangkok, where pro-government "red shirts" and anti-government "yellow shirts" are clashing, reenacting their own version of "King Mob."
The letter events are full day happenings with food, music and entertainment, aimed at getting kids all over the world, regardless of income or social status, engaged with the idea of helping others.
The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really get off the been-there-done-that, Full Moon Party track and claim you were there then?
The use of colors to identify the sides in a conflict is certainly nothing new. The U.S. Civil War was a contest between the Union blues and the Confederate grays. The Russian civil war following the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 pitted the Reds against the Whites.
The ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok have made many change their travel plans to Thailand at the last moment. But life in most other parts of the Thai capital remains open to travelers.