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 …

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Songkran: Thailand Water Festival Do’s and Don’t’s

During my recent trip to Bangkok, exiting my hotel at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 3, where Little Arabia hands the sidewalk back over to Thailand, it was a feat of wit and dexterity to out-maneuver the gauntlet of often freezing water being discharged from hoses, water pistols and occasionally chucked from buckets. Little children …

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English Classes for Sex Workers in Bangkok

For the past month, I had been fussing over an old story about SWING, a volunteer organization that offers a variety of counseling services and English lessons to sex workers of every gender in Bangkok.  And after a bit of cleanup and some calls to Thailand, I churned out a story for CNNGo, CNN's Asia-travel …

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Five Months in Bangkok and the World Turns Over

Some people spend their entire lives trying to understand Asia only to discover that the more they know, the more they realize how much they don’t know. We live in a fascinating and diverse world full of beauty and unspeakable evil. Over the past several months I have had the grand opportunity to witness the …

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