Thailand Travel News 02/06/2011
Bangkok Post : The plague of fanaticism
Excellent op-ed piece about fanaticism and the ongoing border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia.
The Life of a Shan Woman Fighter
Interesting story about a Shan woman fighting for freedom in Burma. You see a lot of Shan and Burmese influence in northern Thailand, which is why this story resonates with me.
Thailand’s Pattaya beach could vanish in five years
Pattaya's beaches are disappearing at a rate of 2 meters per year, despite dikes and other preventative measures. I guess it's a good thing the beaches aren't Pattaya's main draw….
Newly-formed Thai airline recruits ‘Ladyboys’ as air hostesses – Telegraph
PC Air recruits Thailand's "3rd sex" as air hostesses – I wonder if they'll get to glam up?
Bo Sang Umbrella Festival, Thailand
A post on a day I shared with A LIttle Adrift at Bo Sang's Umbrella Festival last weekend.
Bangkok’s property market moves towards emerging markets
More news on foreign investments in Thailand – expect to see a lot more Indian and Chinese influence here.
China’s next step to capitalism : the yuan
Expect to start seeing a lot more Chinese in Thailand, buying up real estate.
Travelers: Be a Gracious Guest, Not a Pest « Got Passport. Will Travel. Will Serve.
Love this post on what NOT to do in Thailand…. sadly, I see to much of the behaviors listed. I happened to be present for the first two in this post.
Hospitalized at the Full Moon Party | Art of Backpacking: Backpacking Independent International Traveler
Forty clinics around Haad Rin? That's preparing for some serious partying….
Behold the Buddhist Temple Inspired by Keanu Reeves – Globe Trotting – Curbed National
We just visited this temple last week – it is incredible. And yes, Keanu Reeves is depicted (as Neo), along with other "superheroes."