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Tourists Brutally Attacked in Thailand

Thailand
image: CBS

When I think of dangerous travel destinations Thailand doesn’t really come to mind. However, could this be changing?

In an article from CBS News, they mention an attack on four French tourists back in March and in 2014 two tourists were killed on Koh Tao.

A recently released video shows the brutal attack of a British family in Hua Hin by a gang on April 13. Continue reading Tourists Brutally Attacked in Thailand

Thailand Investigating US Ambassador for Defaming King

US Ambassador
image: Wikimedia Commons

When I visited Thailand, I read and was told about a law which could get you into big trouble.

You never speak negatively about the country’s king or his family…

According to Mashable, “Thai authorities are investigating US Ambassador to Thailand Glyn Davies for allegedly defaming the country’s king, or “lèse-majesté” as the major offense is known in the country“. Continue reading Thailand Investigating US Ambassador for Defaming King

Thailand Giving Chinese Tourists Behavior Manuals

Chinese Tourists
image:Wat Rong Khun- Wikicommons

This is pretty crazy and could be even taken as border-line offensive but….

I couldn’t imagine being given a manual on how to act when visiting a country but that’s what thousand of Chinese tourists will be receiving when they visit Thailand over the Chinese New Year. Continue reading Thailand Giving Chinese Tourists Behavior Manuals

Thailand Invites You To Experience Martial Law

image: BBC News

People often ask me if I have a favorite country that I’ve visited. While I don’t really have an answer to that very difficult question, if I had to choose a few, Thailand would definitely be on the short list.  Experiences from that trip really hooked me on a region filled with friendly people, cheap (but great) sites & activities and overall changed my views on travel.

After visiting Thailand, I was hungry for more. We’d return to SE Asia for a trip which included a short visit to Vietnam and a longer one to Cambodia. Both (so to speak) definitely hit the spot. (We also had a brief one night stay in Bankgkok and also visited Hong Kong & Macao during that trip.) Since then we’ve also visited more places in Asia like Singapore, Bali, Malaysia and Japan. Continue reading Thailand Invites You To Experience Martial Law

A New Face + Trip: Thailand Extreme Makeover

This has to be one of the craziest contests that I’ve ever heard of and it’s being brought to you by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

There is currently a search  for a candidate to take a $1 Million Trip Around the World and Australia ran the Best Jobs in the World Contest where six winners got a six month working vacation in Australia paying $100,000. Now, Thailand wants to give 3 winners Facial Surgery and a Trip around the country.

Thailand wants to get the word out that it’s a hub for medical tourism and is running a special project (contest) called Thailand Extreme Makeover.

Continue reading A New Face + Trip: Thailand Extreme Makeover

One of My Favorite Hats- Thailand

On our trip to Thailand a few years back, Kim and I took a day trip from Chiang Mai to visit the hill tribes. Along the way we stopped at a butterfly sanctuary, an underground temple and another temple or two.

The trip was a long day and the highlight was our visit to see the hill tribes. The visit wasn’t the most authentic feeling but it was still interesting. The area we  visited was basically a crafts village with members of various hill tribes selling their goods and posing for photos.