Archive for March, 2012

The (Long) Road Home

The other day, on a bus in Thailand, I met a girl from England who told me she had never traveled her country outside of her own city. And a […]

Fighting Cocks: The Real Angry Birds

Out of town, past the only 7-11, when the smooth pavement turns to potholed patches of road and then to dirt, take a right. Drive through the ruts until you […]

Pillows and Politeness in Yasothon

There’s nothing special about the small village Lonely Planet claims is home to the tireless pillow makers of the Yasothon province, but once again my encounter with the people who […]

State Tower: Bangkok’s Finest View

If only I could afford to become intoxicated at the State Tower’s Sky Bar, I might wind up in one or more of the alcohol-induced experiences from The Hangover 2, […]

A Losing Game in Thailand’s Schools

It’s final exam time at Suwannaphum Wittayalai, which means the end of the year is nearly here and students who haven’t come to class all term have decided to show […]

Finding Buddha: The Temples of Thailand

I’m constantly amazed by how much the Thais give. They’re always helping each other out, be it time, money, food, etc., but their giving nature is most visible when it […]

Elephant Round-up

The Surin Elephant Round-up has been an annual occurrence since 1960, but because it’s located in Northeastern Thailand, in a small province where not much else happens, it isn’t widely […]


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