After The Tsunami Hit Thailand In 2004 I Couldn't Leave Those In Need Behind

Natasha Whiting | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK
Natasha Whiting

life less ordinary banner Every evening I taught art to the children on the camp, their drawings were harrowing and therapeutic at the same time. Their pictures initially were of bodies in water and people stuck up trees but soon evolved into happier scenes of elephants rescuing people, and families in their tents smiling.

Lessons From Thai Women - Feminine AND Strong

Jenny Garrett | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

My journey began with a flight from London to Doha, Doha to Bangkok and finally Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The pilot (or captain) of this third flight was a woman; I was equally surprised and delighted when I heard her dulcet tones welcome us over the speaker system. Women in Thailand were not limited to being cabin crew, they could fly planes too!

Thousands Of Elephants Exploited For Tourism Held In Cruel Conditions

Steve McIvor | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Steve McIvor

Two years ago, our team in Asia started a ground-breaking investigation of the conditions endured by elephants across tourist entertainment venues in ...

How You Can Help Save The Asian Elephants Mistreated For Tourism And On The Brink Of Extinction

Duncan McNair | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Duncan McNair

Without a seismic shift in public awareness, plus immediate serious commercial and political engagement in the Western world, India and its neighbouring states, the Asian elephant is doomed, in our lifetime and by our hands.

Spit It Out - The Essence Of Buddhist Desire

Daniel Williams | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Williams

I have been away for a while. Away from civilisation (to an extent), technology, work, and news - all the stuff that tends to come with civilisation. Last year I ordained as a Buddhist monk for about six months and until the beginning of the year have been living in forests in small Kutis in Thailand.

The Young Woman Standing Up To Violence In Thailand

Johanna Higgs | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

My work on raising awareness about violence against women and girls around the world with my foundation Project Monma has this time brought me to Thai...

Four Of Thailand's Best Luxury Hotels

Selene Nelson | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Thailand is known for many things - pristine beaches, historic temples, wild nightlife, delicious food. But this beautiful and absorbing country is al...

Temples, Elephants And The Dhara Dhevi Kingdom: Your Guide To Chiang Mai

Selene Nelson | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

There are several excellent Lanna museums in Chiang Mai, but the Dhara Dhevi transports you to a bygone era better than any of them. Walking past grand palaces and ornate statues, and strolling through lush paddy fields and tropical gardens, allows you to imagine what the living, working Lanna Kingdom was like.

The Whistle Stop Food Guide To Bangkok

Selene Nelson | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Bangkok is paradise for a food lover. You can't cross a street without the aroma of frying garlic and chillies drawing you in, or smoke pouring from a street grill hitting your nose. Everywhere you go there's a new temptation, whether it's spicy papaya salad, fragrant coconut milk curry or traditional roti pancakes sizzling away.

Inside The Siam, Bangkok's Most Beautiful Hotel

Selene Nelson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Writers are often prone to hyperbole, but it's no exaggeration to say that The Siam is Bangkok's best hotel. Rated number one on TripAdvisor, The Siam sits in prime position along the Chao Praya River and provides the perfect blend of antique allure and contemporary comfort.

This Mermaid-Themed Café Looks Positively Magical

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If Ariel was always your favourite Disney princess, book a flight to Thailand, pronto. A mermaid café has opened to transport tourists to an underwat...

Major Tourist Scams: Transport Cons

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Barnes-Brett

No one wants to be caught out abroad. Tourist scams can affect anyone. At best, they're annoying, but at worst they can be dangerous.

Boyfriend Of Pregnant Brit Killed In Thailand Motorbike Crash Charged

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK

The boyfriend of a pregnant British woman killed in Thailand has been charged in connection with her death. Sophie Emma Rose Anderson, originally from...

Tattoo Removal Method Leaves Woman With Huge Scar Across Her Chest (Graphic Images)

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: This article previously referred to Rejuvi as the tattoo removal method claimed to have been used by Ms. Pasuda Reaw, a student in U...

These Guys Went On A 'Homiemoon' When All Their Mates Started Getting Married

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two guys have taken their bromance to the next level by heading off on a ‘homiemoon’ together. “While everyone else is getting married and havin...

Finding A Piece Of Paradise

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

We paddled a long way out on one paddle board, just two human beings, the sun, the sea breeze and the open ocean. This is how life is meant to be, I realised, stripped of its complications and unnecessary burdens.

Not All Who Wander Are Lost, But They Are Certainly Not Finding Answers

Amanda Coakley | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Coakley

Travel is undoubtedly important but buying into the marketing and believing that it holds all the answers has its consequences. I would put forward the argument that real self-discovery happens at home.

What Exactly Does A Year Of Mourning Mean In Thailand?

Olivia Shortall | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Shortall

In simple words, a year of national mourning means that the government has suggested everyone should feel respectful and sad, and grieve for their King's passing. According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), visitors should respect the feelings and sensitivities of the Thai people at this time.

Mourning The Thai King: A Tourist's Perspective

Phoebe Hunt | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Phoebe Hunt

The news had been announced just forty-eight hours before, in a televised address to the nation which stated that a one-year mourning period would take place across Thailand. What would it be like to be a tourist in a country mourning their greatest national treasure?

Five Antidotes To The Rapid Travel Bug

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Barnes-Brett

But why do we want to impress each other on social media? Why post as many travel photos online as possible? What are the benefits of this 'lightening travel' that sees people going to 14 foreign towns in as many days?

Queen Elizabeth II Is Now The World's Longest Reigning Living Monarch

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK

Queen Elizabeth II has become the world’s longest reigning living monarch following the death of the King of Thailand. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Th...

Abandoned Dog Who Waited A Year For Her Owner To Return Has Been Killed By A Car

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK

An abandoned dog who waited at the side of the road for her owner to return has died after being hit by a car, local media reports. Loung fell out of ...

Man With British Passport Charged After Body Found Chopped Up In Freezer

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

A man in possession of a British passport has been charged after a body was discovered chopped up in a freezer in Thailand. The man was arrested wit...

Explore Thailand Like A Local

The Huffington Post | Shihab S Joi | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As an ever-changing destination that you can never fully get used to – regardless of whether it’s your first time or a return visit – stepping o...

Brits Told 'Exercise Extreme Caution' In Thailand Following Bomb Spree

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Britons are being warned to “exercise extreme caution” in Thailand after a wave of co-ordinated explosions left at least four people dead and doze...