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Brits behaving badly abroad

Brits behaving badly abroad Aug 4th, 2011 at 8:30AM: Today the Foreign Office released British Behaviour Abroad 2011, with detailed figures on British nationals in trouble overseas (read: Brits behaving badly abroad). The period surveyed: April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. There are lots of interesting tidbits in the survey. British nationals request consular assistance in greatest numbers in Spain and the United States, though since both...

Thai country music at Bangkok market

Jul 7th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Have I ever been to Thailand? Nope. Would I drop everything to go tomorrow if I could? Yep. In fact, maybe I'll head there tomorrow. Thailand's culture has always fascinated me and photos of the country have always drawn me in. But it appears as though the United States' culture might have perhaps magnetized some Thai residents. Check out this video, taken at the Chatuchak Market in Bangkok,...

Locked Up Abroad new season starts Wednesday

Locked Up Abroad new season starts Wednesday Jun 7th, 2011 at 7:00AM: When traveling outside of your home country, experts advise being concerned about political unrest, weather-related events or just the good old criminal activity that can take place anywhere. The National Geographic Channel series that premieres Wednesday night, takes travelers inside what should be one of their worst nightmares as they are Locked Up Abroad. Originally titled Banged Up Abroad...

Chiang Mai's best "budget" massage: from a former inmate

Chiang Mai's best Jun 3rd, 2011 at 4:00PM: Want a rubdown on your next visit to Thailand? Of course you do – a massage is often a vital part of any vacation. For 150 bhat, or $6, you'll enjoy an hour-long treatment at Lila Thai Massage in Chiang Mai. What makes this special? Your therapist is a former inmate from the Chiang Mai Women's Prison. This budget spa employs former inmates as part of a work rehabilitation program. All...

Photo of the day: Phra Nang Beach

Photo of the day: Phra Nang Beach May 21st, 2011 at 5:00PM: This image from the Flickr photostream of Mark Fisher shows a boat sitting at anchor in front of one of the famous karsts (rock formations) near Phra Nang Beach in Krabi, Thailand. Do you have an image you would like to share with us? Upload it to the Flickr Gadling group pool. If we dig your image we might just pick it to be a future Photo of the Day. Related...

Video of the Day - Journey through Asia

May 3rd, 2011 at 5:00PM: If you have 4 minutes to spare and a virtual tour through Thailand, Cambodia, & Vietnam strikes your fancy; sit back and enjoy this beautiful montage from filmmaker Ivan Vania. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and set to a soundtrack by Yann Tiersen (composer of the score for Amélie), it's an incredibly vivid depiction of the boat rides, temples, smiles, and landscapes that many...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 12: Going Home

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 12: Going Home Apr 11th, 2011 at 6:00PM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 42 – Click above to watch video after the jump After riding elephants, eating scorpions, walking through Hellfire Pass, visiting the famous bridge at the River Kwai, and seeing a Red Shirt movement up close - it's finally time to say goodbye to Thailand and wrap up the biggest adventure Travel Talk has had. Our last day was a blur of packing,...

The Ugly Truth: Gadling's revolutionary new video series to launch in May

The Ugly Truth: Gadling's revolutionary new video series to launch in May Apr 1st, 2011 at 11:00AM: With the goal of improving its cross-platform social media presence, Gadling proudly announces the Ugly Truth, a new video series hell-bent on capturing the viler dimensions of the travel blogger lifestyle. The Ugly Truth series will revolutionize the sanitized travel show media with depictions of a host of things designed to provoke intense, visceral reactions from viewers. There's some...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 11: Red Shirts

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 11: Red Shirts Mar 24th, 2011 at 5:00PM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 41 – Click above to watch video after the jump After riding elephants, eating scorpions, walking through Hellfire Pass, and visiting the famous bridge at the River Kwai, one of the only items left on our to-do list in Thailand was to speak with people that were passionate about the sensitive political environment. As we arrived back into the city,...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 10: Kanchanaburi

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 10: Kanchanaburi Mar 14th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 40 – Click above to watch video after the jump In the first half of Travel Talk's grand Thai expedition, we've tamed elephants, explored Bangkok's temples, eaten scorpions, taken in a Muay Thai match, and witnessed a train running directly through a bustling market. Now, we're taking you to explore a lesser known province of Thailand for a closer...

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...

48 Hours in Bangkok

48 Hours in Bangkok Mar 9th, 2011 at 12:00PM: Since its emergence as an R&R destination for American servicemen during the Vietnam War, Bangkok has had an infamous reputation as a hedonistic den of sin. But look beyond the tired stereotypes to discover the increasingly swish and stylish capital of a booming Asian tiger. Fueled by manufacturing and heavy industry, Thailand is currently experiencing an annual GDP growth rate of 7.8%. If...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 9: Hellfire Pass

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 9: Hellfire Pass Mar 3rd, 2011 at 1:00PM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 39 – Click above to watch video after the jump In the first half of Travel Talk's grand Thai expedition, we've tamed elephants, explored Bangkok's temples, eaten scorpions, taken in a Muay Thai match, and witnessed a train running directly through a bustling market. Now, we're taking you to explore a lesser known province of Thailand for a closer...

Flight attendant weight restriction causes uproar

Flight attendant weight restriction causes uproar Mar 2nd, 2011 at 4:30PM: Thai Airways International imposed body mass index and waistline restrictions on its 6,000 flight attendants last June. According to the Bangkok Post, all flight attendants, both male and female, were given six months to comply with the weight restriction. For female attendants, a BMI of 25 and a waistline maximum of 32 inches was implemented. The male attendants had restrictions of 27.5 BMI and a...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 8: Scooters & Coconuts

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 8: Scooters & Coconuts Feb 17th, 2011 at 5:00PM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 38 – Click above to watch video after the jump In the first half of Travel Talk's grand Thai expedition, we've tamed elephants, explored Bangkok's temples, eaten scorpions, taken in a Muay Thai match, and witnessed a train running directly through a bustling market. Now, we're taking you to explore a lesser known province of Thailand for a closer...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 7: Sangkhlaburi

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 7: Sangkhlaburi Feb 14th, 2011 at 11:30AM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 37 – Click above to watch video after the jump No matter what type of adventure you're looking for, Thailand has it all. In the first half of Travel Talk's grand Thai expedition, we've tamed elephants, explored Bangkok's temples, eaten scorpions, taken in a Muay Thai match, and witnessed a train running directly through a bustling market. Now,...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 6: Swordfights and Elephants

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 6: Swordfights and Elephants Feb 10th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 36 – Click above to watch video after the jump Travel Talk is back! After our fall hiatus we are excited to bring you our greatest adventure yet: Thailand. From the vibrant heart of Bangkok to the remote countryside, we traveled by foot, car, boat, motorbike, ox cart and elephant to savor the the splendor of ancient temples, the energy...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 5: Morning Shopping

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 5: Morning Shopping Feb 7th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 35 – Click above to watch video after the jump Travel Talk is back! After our fall hiatus we are excited to bring you our greatest adventure yet: Thailand. From the vibrant heart of Bangkok to the remote countryside, we traveled by foot, car, boat, motorbike, ox cart and elephant to savor the the splendor of ancient temples, the...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 4: Muay Thai Boxing

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 4: Muay Thai Boxing Feb 3rd, 2011 at 10:00AM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 34 – Click above to watch video after the jump Travel Talk is back! After our fall hiatus we are excited to bring you our greatest adventure yet: Thailand. From the vibrant heart of Bangkok to the remote countryside, we traveled by foot, car, boat, motorbike, ox cart and elephant to savor the the splendor of ancient temples, the energy...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 3: Temples & Boats

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 3: Temples & Boats Jan 31st, 2011 at 10:00AM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 33 – Click above to watch video after the jump Travel Talk is back! After our fall hiatus we are excited to bring you our greatest adventure yet: Thailand. From the vibrant heart of Bangkok to the remote countryside, we traveled by foot, car, boat, motorbike, ox cart and elephant to savor the the splendor of ancient temples, the energy of...

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