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Photo Of The Day: Krabi Sunset

Photo Of The Day: Krabi Sunset Apr 15th, 2012 at 6:30PM: Perhaps no place is as romanticized as Thailand's exotic stretches of coast and islands. The country's many sugar-sand beaches, dramatic limestone cliffs and enticing emerald-clear waters create some of the most eye-catching scenery on Earth. In today's photo, brought to us by Flickr user Geir Ertzgaard, we have further visual evidence taken at sunset near Krabi on Thailand's western Andaman...

Miniature Thailand - tilt-shift video

Mar 11th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Bustling Bangkok never looked so tiny and cute. Tilt-shift video makes everything look like a miniature play set, and this video of various Thailand locales employs the technique perfectly. The Chao Phraya river that runs through Bangkok looks like a tiny stream in some sort of elaborate diorama, and people taking to the sea in the Phi Phi Islands near Phuket look like small articulated...

Cultures of Indonesia: From Sea Gypsies to cannibals and more

Cultures of Indonesia: From Sea Gypsies to cannibals and more Aug 12th, 2010 at 12:25PM: Indonesia is a sprawling island nation with a rich cultural heritage. From the temples in Bali to the unique street food, it's easy to immerse yourself in all the aspects of Indonesia. If you've ever wanted to know about the culture, scene and surroundings of one of the world's most intriguing destinations, read on... Sea Gypsies From the Burma Banks in Myanmar to Eastern Indonesia, the Sea...

Thailand closes internet cafes for two weeks

Thailand closes internet cafes for two weeks Jul 14th, 2009 at 9:30AM: A heads up for all those traveling to Thailand in the next two weeks: the country's public health minister, Witthaya Kaewparadai, announced plans to close tutorial schools and Internet cafes nationwide in a bid to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus. The announcement was made following the death of a Phuket University student last week. Schools and internet cafes are asked to spend the two weeks...

Juvenile humor - 10 tourist destinations with names that make you giggle

Juvenile humor - 10 tourist destinations with names that make you giggle May 28th, 2009 at 1:00PM: Sometimes it is just fine to giggle like a little kid when you see a funny sounding name. In this lineup of 10 destinations, you'll find names that are funny, disturbing or just plain hilarious. You will need a sense of humor to appreciate these places, because if you don't, you'll just think I'm a sick and twisted individual who needs professional help. Click here to view the gallery ...

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Phuket, Thailand

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Phuket, Thailand Sep 10th, 2008 at 12:30PM: When I found out that Phuket, Thailand was the setting for the kick off episode of the new season of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel, I flashed to images of tourist filled beaches where jet skiing and para-sailing are high on the list of things to do. Not if you're Andrew Zimmern who'll eat anything with great gusto, and who has a penchant for heading off to places not...

New season of Bizarre Foods starts tomorrow

New season of Bizarre Foods starts tomorrow Sep 8th, 2008 at 6:00PM: Tomorrow night on the Travel Channel at 10 p.m. EST, in a new season of Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern will once again slurp, crunch and chomp on various dishes from around the world that might be real stomach turners for some people. Zimmern seems particularly fond of various innards and testicles. As I've posted before, the only thing I have ever seen Zimmern spit out is durian. Although there...

Woman said her drink was spiked on flight to Thailand

Woman said her drink was spiked on flight to Thailand Mar 31st, 2008 at 11:00AM: According to Anamaree Correia, a former flight attendant, three Australian soldiers wanted to have bit of fun with her on a Jetstar flight from Sydney to Phukhet, Thailand. This wasn't the flirting kind of fun that leaves you feeling gloriously giddy. This was the giddy that gets you groggy and passed out. Correia said she was sitting next to a soldier with two others in front of her and they must...

Female tourists in Phuket getting safety whistles

Female tourists in Phuket getting safety whistles Mar 18th, 2008 at 2:00PM: Sadly, two days ago a 27 year old Swedish woman, Hannah Charlotta Backlund, was killed in broad daylight when she was stabbed in the back on Mai Khao beach, on the northern tip of Phuket, Thailand. As MSNBC reports, such an event calls for action and Thailand's Tourism Industry announced Monday that female tourists to the island will be given safety whistles to blow in the event of an emergency....

Is it Safe to Fly in Asia?

Is it Safe to Fly in Asia? Sep 18th, 2007 at 9:30AM: When I was in Asia I often paid for an overnight train rather than fly in a rickety plane. My guidebook advised that Laos Airlines had one of the worst safety records in the world, and there was no way I was taking any chances on an airline with a bad reputation. And reading the news lately, I'm glad I opted for the slower alternative. Msnbc.com reports that pilot shortages, a string of...

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