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My Travel Writing Scholarship 2011 entry - My Big Adventure

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | Views [866] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

Clamping my lips together, I squint into the swirling russet dust. Rivulets of sweat run down my face and back. My palms grip the handlebars tightly, as my wrists and elbows are constantly jarred by jagged chunks of gravel that form this rough track. ... Read more >

Tags: #2011Writing, Travel Writing Scholarship 2011

Mother Mekong Under Threat

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 May 2010 | Views [653]

Having crossed the mighty Mekong River by bridge and water taxi in Thailand and travelled down it by slow boat and tube in Laos, I have learnt that 'The Mekong River' translates to 'Mae Nam Khong' in Thai - 'Mae' meaning 'Mother', 'Nam' meaning 'Water'.... Read more >

Tags: biodiversity, damming, drought, environment, mekong river, mekong river commission, water shortage.

Need Sugery: Will Travel

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 May 2010 | Views [1152]

Recently I became an advocate of medical tourism. Medical tourism is the relatively new, yet rapidly expanding, practice of traveling to another country to obtain health care. Typical services sought after are plastic surgery, elective procedures, complex ... Read more >

Tags: dental, health, medical tourism, surgery

Fish 'N' Nips

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 May 2010 | Views [936]

There's something fishy going on in the beauty business across Asia. Traditionally, a pedicure involves a beauty therapist clipping toenails and filing away dead skin to reveal tidy-looking, smooth feet. But recently, this role has been adopted by fish.... Read more >

Tags: fish, skin condition, spa, therapy

Scarred Beauties, Sacred Memories.

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 May 2010 | Views [938]

Once the two most prosperous cities in Siam (Thailand), Sukhothai and Ayuthaya exist today as minor civilisations and a tribute to their violent history in the form of crumbling ruins that sweep their respective landscapes, like scars on an otherwise ... Read more >

Tags: ayuthaya, buddhist, ruins, sukhothai, temples, war

Sopping Wet for Songkran!

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 24 Apr 2010 | Views [995]

Songkran is Thailand’s most celebrated festival – the passing of the traditional Thai New Year. Even though Thais now celebrate New Year on December 31 st , the astrological calendar is still recognized and is a public holiday. Beginning on the 11 th ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, culture, new year, water

You want massaaage?

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 24 Apr 2010 | Views [744]

Thailand is home to a unique style of massage involving deep massage and stretching, but not oil. In the Thai language, it is known as "nuat phaen boran" - literally "ancient-manner massage", as this specific technique of bodywork ... Read more >

Tags: healing, massage

Thailand Hot & Not List

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 24 Apr 2010 | Views [716]

THUMBS UP! 1. Every set of traffic lights in Thailand have a countdown screen attached to them. This lets you know exactly how many seconds you have until the light changes from amber to red (no more guessing if you'll make it through the red light.... Read more >

Tags: cinema, corporations, food, humour, reading., shopping, toilets, traffic

A sanctuary within a city.

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 24 Apr 2010 | Views [1059]

My last visit to Bangkok in 2007 was typical of travelers passing through the city; stay a few nights at a cheap guesthouse; scour Khao San Road for dirt-cheap souvenirs and gifts; get a day pass to the Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha and surrounding temples;... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, community, history, park, serenity.

The "Free Luxury Holiday" Scam.

THAILAND | Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | Views [13037] | Comments [18]

The suns hot rays beat down on my face and bare arms. Sweat snaked its way down my forehead and into my eyes, stinging them, while beads of perspiration dotted my upper lip. Great, I had a moustache. The mosquito-like whine of a scooter became louder ... Read more >

Tags: hotels, koh samui, scams, thailand

Photos: Thailand Laos 2007

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

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