Bangkok shouldn’t be good for expats — but it is (BBC Capital)

Many expats try to overlook the more unseemly elements of life in Bangkok, like its sex industry. (Credit:Quynh Anh Nguyen/GettyImages) At face value, Bangkok shouldn’t be a great place for an expat assignment. The threat of political instability is the highest in the region, next to Indonesia. The Thai economy continues to be outshined by neighbours: growth projections for…

Life of Pai: Cure for Travel Burnout

Lets pause for a moment. Just a moment. If nothing more than to reflect on the journey ahead and behind me, while I sit somewhere here, in between. I began 2013 by heading out to Pai, a remote northern mountain town just three hours by car outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city. The…

Food for thought: a good deed in the diet

Ever wonder how you can help change the world? Believe it or not, the answer can be found with your choices of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Heavy-protein diets and overindulgence in processed foods are, in fact, not only bad for your health, but also straining on the finite resources with which these foodstuffs are made…

Malaysia & Thailand: The Odd Couple

Over the past few years I have spent extended periods of time on both sides of the Thai-Malay border living in the two neighboring countries that bisect the Malaysian Peninsula. Sitting up my last night in the garment factory/townhouse I have been lodging at on and off in Bangkok for the last month before heading back…