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The Best Cities for Flashpackers to Visit in 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Flashpacking is the new backpacking, designed for keen travellers who don't like to slum it. You don't have to be poor to explore and you don't need be a student to carry a backpack either. So if you love to haul all of your belongings on your hind but you prefer to upscale your digs, take a look at the 7 most awesome places to visit in 2016!

Only Ambassadors Can Prove One Young World Summit Isn't a Talking Shop

Michael Yip | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Yip

If you attended the Bangkok Summit - congratulations. You were celebrated as having potential in and a track record of affecting positive change in the world. However, delegates be warned: even as fresh-faced Ambassadors, you all have serious commitments to fulfil...

Solo Travel: Things I Know Now

Katy Gough | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

I now know that style goes out of the window when on the road. You can forget your matching outfits, pretty hair accessories and *gasp* even makeup; when you travel comfort is king. That and finding confidence in leaving your room with unwashed hair, unshaved legs, a wet wipe shower and a spritz of eau de mozzie spray knowing that no one will judge you.

Impoverished Families Are Being Forced To Live In An Aeroplane Graveyard

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

Desperate families unable to pay the high rents of the developing city of Bangkok, Thailand, are taking shelter in abandoned passenger jets in an aero...

Video Appears To Show 'Space Junk' Hurtling Towards Busy City Street

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

Another day, another interesting dash cam video. This time it appears to show a very fast streak of light hurtling to the ground near a busy street...

Two Bangkok Bombing Suspects Hand Themselves In, Insisting They Are Tour Guides

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK

Two suspects in the Bangkok bombing have handed themselves in to police, insisting they are tour guides. Thai authorities said that the men are now...

Tributes Paid To London Law Student Killed In Bangkok Blast

PA | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A London law student was among at least 20 victims killed in a bomb blast at a popular shrine in Bangkok, according to her fellow students.Vivian Chan...

'The Yellow Shirt Guy Is Not Just The Suspect. He Is The Bomber'

AP/HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Video released by Thai police shows a man sitting on a bench at the crowded Erawan Shrine removing a backpack then leaving it behind as he walks away....

British Teenager Vivian Chan Among Bangkok Bombing Victims

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

A British teenager was among 22 victims killed in the Bangkok bombing, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed. Vivian Chan, 19, a law stude...

CCTV Captures Horrifying Moment Bangkok Bomb Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Bangkok Bombing: Up To 20 People Killed In Huge Rush Hour Explosion This is the moment a deadly blast caused havoc in a rush hour explosion in a ...

Multiple Deaths In Bangkok Motorcyle Bomb Explosion

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

• Huge explosion caused by motorcycle bomb during rush hour • Up to 19 people dead and 80 injured • Majority of injured are reportedly foreig...

Fast Food and Even Faster Fighting: the Bangkok Connection

Jason Holmes | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

Gastronomy and pugilism. One, it seems, begets the other when you're standing outside the Rajadamnern Stadium in modern Bangkok, the beating heart of old Siam. You drink a glass of pennywort and hand over your baht. You sidestep to the next stall and buy some glutinous rice and pork cooked in banana leaves. Then your mind begins to drift.

10 Reasons You Should Visit Thailand This Year

Marianne Stenger | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Tourism took a hit in Thailand last year after the May 22 military coup, but despite the media's penchant for focusing on the negative, visitor numbers are already on the rise and with the exception a few areas, Thailand is as safe for tourists as it's ever been.

From Budget Backpacker to Five Star Traveller

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

Fifteen years ago I backpacked through Thailand and although it was a wonderful adventure, the budget accommodation side to it never did appeal to me; staying in windowless rooms with bunk-beds and stale air...Sleep - an impossible thing to achieve because of the bedbugs partying beneath me!

Leicester Players In 'Racist Orgy' Video While On Tour In Thailand

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Sport

Leicester City Football Club launched an internal investigation on Sunday following a report in the Sunday Mirror that three Foxes players took part i...

Doing This Salute From The Hunger Games Can Get You Locked Up In Thailand

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

In the Hunger Games world of Panem, the three-finger salute is the sign of defiance. In Thailand too, it has become a symbol of resistance against the...

Travel Eye: Treat Yourself in Thailand

Karen Edwards | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Heading to the sunshine for a special occasion? Or perhaps you're just tired of the backpacker digs? Whether it's a cosy boutique hotel in the jungle, a shack by the sea or a pampering palace you're after - you can find exactly what you need in Thailand.

WWII Bomb Kills Seven People In Bangkok Scrapyard Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Many feared dead as huge explosion rocks central Bangkok intersection Seven people have been killed by a World War Two bomb that had lain ...

A Conversation With a Bangkok Sex Customer

Katie McQue | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie McQue

While a night with a Thai prostitute quickly evaporates into a drunken memory for the guy; a story chuckle over with his mates back home. Many of these women are bought over and over again simply because they can't afford not to be.

LOOK: Thailand Crisis Deepens As Explosion Hits Bangkok Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Dozens of people have been wounded in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, after an explosion ripped through an anti-government rally. At least 28 people h...

Drone Shows Epic Footage Of Bangkok Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Cassandra Ward | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A drone has been deployed over the streets of Bangkok to give a birds-eye view of the tens of thousands of protesters taking to the streets to protest...

Let's Begin Our Thai Love-in

Rebecca Root | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

Awakening one cold, March morning to snowflakes trickling down my window and an icy chill seeping though my door, I had a thought. A thought so clear ...

Streets of Bangkok

Ben Falk | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

The theme of the menu is Bangkok street food, but paying homage to the colonial influences of its neighbouring countries. As such, there's a great deal of choice - from soupy broths to burgers. So we got to taste a little of lots, we decided to share everything, apart from our Thai beers.

The Elephant March

Elaine Ross | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Elaine Ross

Friday 4th October 2013 will be an historic day. I know this because it cannot not be. In some ways it's just simple predictive history, in others it's a stirring, a surge or the tremors that result in a tsunami. Either way, it will be an historic day. For on this day that thing will happen that pushes a wedge of change, whether it be in the corridors or power or in the thoughts of the individual.

Thai Airways Blacks Out Logo After Skidding Off Runway

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

Thai Airways workers erected a crane and blacked out the plane's logo after the Airbus A330-300, carrying at least 280 people, skidded off the runway ...