Articles Tagged ‘Thailand’

The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is…

The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is… April 11, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Google Maps just keeps expanding and expanding. The internet giant has now made its way into Thailand. New street views include roads in Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai, though many of the historical sites have yet to make an appearance, according to Jaunted. Beyond Thailand, Google Maps is also hopping...

Crocodiles Roaming Bangkok via Flood Waters

Crocodiles Roaming Bangkok via Flood Waters November 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
As if Bangkok didn’t have enough problems to deal with already, now snakes, crocodiles and disease are posing a threat to locals and tourists. The floods are reportedly the heaviest Thailand has had in 50 years, with the main river coursing through Bangkok swelling so high that there are concerns of...

Thailand Culture Minister Hopes To Ban Buddhist Tattoos For Foreigners

Thailand Culture Minister Hopes To Ban Buddhist Tattoos For Foreigners June 20, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
If only our governments had banned barbed wire, angel wings, and dolphin tattoos years ago. This time, maybe Thailand is doing us a favor. According to The Telegraph, Thai officials want to ban visitors to Thailand from getting tattoos of Buddha and other sacred images. Culture MinisterNiphit Intharasombat...

Animal Smuggling: “Virtual Zoo” Found in Man’s Suitcases

Animal Smuggling: “Virtual Zoo” Found in Man’s Suitcases June 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Chalk one up for the good guys. Although it does make one wonder how many successful smuggling attempts there are for every one that gets busted. As reported by The Guardian, a 36-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates was arrested in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport while awaiting...

Planning a Diving Trip in Thailand? Check Your Reservation

Planning a Diving Trip in Thailand? Check Your Reservation February 15, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The bleaching of coral reefs — in which stressed coral expels colorful algae living inside — is the reason cited by tourism officials for closing several dive sites in Thailand. According to the Daily Mail, while the reason is clear for the closures, the cause of the bleaching is up for debate....

Nip, Tuck, Travel: Medical Tourism Destinations

Nip, Tuck, Travel: Medical Tourism Destinations July 8, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Let’s face it: here in the United States, we’re coming to terms with the fact that medical services are unbearably expensive. Sure, if you have excellent health insurance you’re covered for most things, but many plans don’t cover elective operations such as plastic surgery. And...

OUCH! Extreme Ethnic Body Modifications Around the World

OUCH! Extreme Ethnic Body Modifications Around the World May 20, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured | Read More
When westerners hear “body modifications”, hardcore kids with stretched earlobes and assorted nose rings may come to mind. Think again! Traditional cultures around the world still practice body modification that seriously puts our punks to shame. Although many of these practices may seem...

Airport Olympics: Stranded Travelers Pass Time With Sports

Airport Olympics: Stranded Travelers Pass Time With Sports April 28, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Even though flights resumed last Wednesday, it was estimated that over 35,000 Britons began the week still stranded and waiting for the chance to fly home.  While some people went to extraordinary lengths to get home, others have been patiently waiting it out and finding ways to pass the time. The Telegraph...

A Bargain Hunter’s Paradise, After-Dark: Asian Night Markets

A Bargain Hunter’s Paradise, After-Dark: Asian Night Markets April 15, 2010 | Around the World, Asia, Featured | Read More
An ultimate must-see when visiting Asia, night markets contain the trifecta of traveling perfection: ridiculously good shopping, cheap and delicious street food, and an unbelievable array of unusual services. And you can experience them all… after dark. As long as you’re prepared for serious...

Video: Rare Male Twin Elephants Born In Thailand, One Sick

Video: Rare Male Twin Elephants Born In Thailand, One Sick March 29, 2010 | Thailand, Travel News | Read More
Earlier this month, twin baby elephants were born two hours apart in a rural part of Thailand’s Surin province.  The pair, named Thong-Kum and Thong-Tang, are the first known set of male twin elephants in the world, born to 35-year-old mom Phang Thong Khun. One onlooker who had traveled from a...