Thailand Budhist Celebrations

Thailand is an interesting place to learn about Budhist Traditions.

UK police broke law in case of British backpackers murdered in Thailand

National Crime Agency breached rules by passing information to Thai police that led to death sentences, high court rules

BBC journalist Jonathan Head on trial in Thailand over unusual defamation case

Southeast Asia correspondent faces up to five years in jail over 2015 report detailing how foreign retirees had properties stolen by a network of criminals

Naval Collision Adds to Fears About U.S. Decline in Asia

Images of a damaged U.S. Navy destroyer come as America’s allies have grown concerned that the Trump administration’s actions provide an opening for China.

Former Thai Leader Yingluck Said to Have Fled Country After Failing to Appear for Verdict

Yingluck Shinawatra was a no-show in court and may have fled the country. Her prosecution reflects a deep political divide in Thailand.

Yingluck Shinawatra: former Thai PM fled to Dubai say senior party members

Yingluck did not show up on Friday for a negligence ruling in which she faces up to 10 years in prison

Will Bangkok's street food ban hold?

The Thai capital is famous for its street food – but now the authorities are seeking to strictly curtail it. Nic Dunlop wonders why

The Thai tourist hotel that is a prison: inside Bangkok's latest place to stay – video

The Guardian’s south-east Asia correspondent, Oliver Holmes, spends the night at Sook Station, a jail-themed hotel where guests can buy striped pyjamas and have their mugshots taken

Thailand’s Ex-Leader Leaves Supporters in Limbo After Disappearing During Trial

Yingluck Shinawatra, the former prime minister, is believed to have gone into exile rather than face a possible 10 years in prison on negligence charges.

Not the Bangkok Hilton: tourists pay to stay in Thailand's prison-style hotel

Mugshots taken on check-in and striped pyjamas issued to people wanting to spend a night behind bars

Cambodia Orders Expulsion of Foreign Staff Members With American Nonprofit

The crackdown comes as Cambodia’s long-serving leader, Hun Sen, tries to solidify his grip on power before elections next year.

BBC correspondent Jonathan Head has criminal defamation suit dropped in Thailand

Lawyer drops charges agains Head, the broadcaster’s south-east Asia reporter, but another Briton still faces prosecution

Ex-Thai PM who failed to appear in court 'may have fled country'

Yingluck Shinawatra faced charges of negligence in a controversial rice subsidies scheme that carry a 10-year jail sentence

Remains of 10 Sailors Who Died in Navy Collision Are Found

The remains were recovered in the crushed and flooded compartments of the destroyer John S. McCain a week after it collided with an oil tanker near Singapore.

Best photos from around the world: snow on Mars as carnival hots up

A selection of the day’s best images, including monsoon rains in Pakistan, rescued dogs in New York and preparations for Notting Hill carnival

Australian father and son electrocuted while repairing pool in Thailand

Bodies of Andrew Fenwick and his son Jason discovered after youngest son found crying by a guard at housing complex

Ultimate Guide to Hiking in Koh Samui

Whether by boot or by bike, you’ll enjoy hidden waterfalls, secret gardens, and incredible views when you follow this guide to hiking in Koh Samui.

How to Pick Your Perfect Thai Island

Deciding between a getaway to the island of Phuket or a trip to Koh Samui? Here are some tips to help you choose from the experts at Expedia.

Saying Goodbyes – Goodbye Korea!

Saying goodbye is always hard. How do say goodbye to people you know you will never see again? You say good-bye and hope that you do see them again soon.

Ethical elephant encounters win Julie Miller an award for Best Travel Writer

Julie Miller won Best Travel Writer at the National Tourism Industry Awards gala event. Her winning story is about ethical elephant encounters in Thailand.

The Key To Your ESL Students’ Success

The Key To Your ESL Students’ Success - An ESL teacher’s job is more than just going through lessons and making sure students turn in their assignments.

Dozens Found Guilty in Thailand in Human-Trafficking Case

The defendants, including a high-ranking Thai Army officer, were convicted of organizing a human-trafficking ring that enslaved hundreds of people.

Review: Victims or Not? ‘The Wrong Light’ Looks at a Rescue Group

A documentary initially focused on Thailand’s sex industry takes a sharp turn when the filmmakers begin to doubt the activist who is their guide.

Tutoring vs. Classroom Teaching

Teachers ask about tutoring versus classroom teaching in Asia. Here's some extra information that might be helpful in making the most of your time abroad.

Cruising the Mekong to the Golden Triangle

Award-winning travel writer John Borthwick muses on cruising the Mekong River from Lao to northern Thailand with Pandaw Cruises.

Cruising from Phuket: the mysteries of the Andaman Sea with Silversea

Phuket is fast becoming a popular hub for luxury cruise ship departures, and cruising from Phuket makes perfect sense for lovers of luxury travel.

Your guide to Island hopping in Koh Samui and Phuket

Check out this guide from Expedia Australia to find out which spots you should definitely put on your Thai island to-do list.

Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time

Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time As my parents are getting ready to return to the U.S. from their trip to Taiwan, they reminded me what it’s like to

A Monk’s Floating Journey for Alms

On the outskirts of Bangkok, Buddhist monks travel through villages by boat, asking for food. Join them in 360 as they collect meals and return to their monastery.

Escaping Phuket to discover dreamlike diving in the Similan Islands

Diving Similan Islands, some of Thailand’s best scuba diving, Kara Murphy discovers that the trick is in finding the lesser-known spots.

Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Makes Tigers a Farm-to-Table Meal

Throughout the region, endangered species like tigers are raised for their meat and bones, often in plain sight.

7 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Teaching Abroad

Typically we all have our pre-determined ideas of what teaching abroad will be like but here are 7 surprising things you didn't know about teaching abroad.

How to Have the Best Girls Weekend in Thailand

The experts at Expedia Australia have put together a how-to guide to help you enjoy the best girls’ weekend in Thailand ever.

21 Across U.S. Are Indicted in ‘Modern-Day Sex Slave’ Ring

The operation ran for at least eight years and involved hundreds of mostly young Thai women who were shuttled between American cities as prostitutes, officials said.

Where to find Thailand’s ethical elephant encounters

Where to find Thailand's ethical elephant encounters, where you can observe them (or even volunteer to care for them), knowing they are treated well.

Joys of Free Time

Ah! The joys of free time! A year ago, I was a busy beaver. There was so much to do back then; documents after documents needed to be filled, apostilled, signed- a long list of tasks needed to get don

Getting to the heart of Asia’s hidden gems

John Borthwick introduces us to some of South East Asia's hidden gems, lesser known South East Asian towns, each with a fascinating history and culture.

Making Your Schedule Work For You While Living Abroad

Making your schedule work for you while living abroad is crucial to life abroad. It’s important to manage your time to take advantage of all possibilities Although a year sounds like a long time

Last Week of School Experiences in Korea

Guest post by Willynn Thompson - The 2016-2017 school year came to an official close in February, when I had my last week of school experiences in Korea.

10 Things To Know About Going Home After Living Abroad

Going home is hard after you’ve been abroad. Here are 10 things to know about going home after living abroad. Reverse culture shock can be a harsh reality. It’s going to be hard to relate

Taipei Night Markets

If you’re coming to Taiwan then chances are you’ve read about its night markets, especially Taipei night markets.

Thailand’s Buddhists Celebrate Visakha Bucha Day

This important day, a national public holiday, is the day that marks three important events, the birth of the Lord Buddha, the enlightenment of the Lord Buddha, and the pass away of the Lord Buddha. T

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