Thailand Travel News 12/21/2010
WikiLeaks cables: Thai leaders doubt suitability of prince to become king | World news | The Guardian
Can the prince become King?
Phuket Cadger Flies Home for Christmas – Phuket Wan
An American dude begged for a living on Phuket….
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to target Emerging markets
Thailand targets South American countries for new tourists.
Medical tourism to reach USD 100 billion in 2012
Thailand is a great place to get your dental work done or your eyes examined. Facilities are modern and clean. I've heard nothing but good reports from folks who have any kind of medical services here.
Thailand raises minimum wage
An average 6.7% raise in minimum wage isn't bad.
Asian cities more expensive, Bangkok up 37 places
Bangkok moves up 37 places to become Asia's 17th most-expensive city to live in. Still, not too shabby!
Bangkok Post : A cup full of goodness
The story of Thailand's first organic tea farm.
A hippie paradise, all grown up – NorthJersey.com
The is out among Baby Boomers; Thailand is safe, cheap, and firmly in the "first" world.
Next 24 hours critical
Here's hoping the Chao Phraya doesn't flood….
Losing Your Innocence Abroad: A Night in Bangkok’s Red Light District | BootsnAll Travel Articles
A great narrative on a first-timer's visit to Bangkok's red light district.
Thailand Vegetarian Festival: Ritual mutilation in Phuket a mainstay (video) – National Cultural Trends | Examiner.com
Seriously crazy piercings are a visual highlight of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.
Cafe Doi Tung in Bangkok, Thailand: You’re Not Just Buying Great Coffee but Helping a Royal Charity Too – Associated Content – associatedcontent.com
Drink coffee, do good: Bangkok's Cafe Doi Dung coffee shops was founded to help Thailand's northern hill tribes.
Floods in Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam as super typhoon Megi (also known as Juan) hits Asia
Typhoon Megi, a category 5 super typhoon, hits SE Asia on October 18.