Thailand

Nothing To See Here. Just An Ostrich Running Down A Main Road In Thailand.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Comedy

According to Asian news website Coconuts Bangkok, "Nobody knows where it’s from. Nobody knows how it got there." "It" being an ostrich that's be...

A Gap Year Is a Waste of Time, and You Don't Deserve it

Liam Deacon | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Had I the chance now, I tell my 17-year-old self to climb down off the bandwagon, get a grip, go to Uni and get on with my life. Because you know where a great place to 'find yourself' and grow up is? University.

Hypocrites Over Our Reaction to Abandoned Baby Gammy?

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

The story of Gammy, the young twin apparently abandoned by his parents and left in Thailand with his surrogate mother, caused almost universal outrage last week... I couldn't help but wonder at the media fury against this couple. There was something slightly hypocritical in its tone.

Gammy's Mother Begs 'Give My Baby Back' After Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Baby Gammy’s Thai surrogate mother has said the boy’s twin sister should be sent back to her as details emerged that the father of the baby served...

Couple Accused Of Abandoning Down's Baby Face Worrying New Accusations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

The Australian man at the centre of the Thai surrogate abandoned baby row is facing allegations that he served a prison sentence for multiple convicti...

Appeal Raises Thousands After Couple Abandon Surrogate Down's Syndrome Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Thousands of kind-hearted people have swiftly raised money for a baby who was abandoned with his surrogate mother after his parents refused to take hi...

Can a Holiday Help You Live Longer?

Paul Joseph | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

To live longer, we need to start living better. So, if the mutterings of "I need a break" are doing the office rounds, plan a healthy holiday knowing that the reward is not only an escape but the chance to live life longer.

Thai Retreats: Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

The Spa Spy | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Overlooking the Andaman Sea and with a horizon view of the majestic limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay... this slice of opulence is located on the east coast of the popular Thai holiday island.

Giant Wheels Make Incredible Homemade Rockets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech

Homemade rockets are a big deal in Thailand, in particular bamboo rockets which are essentially giant wheels filled with solid fuel. There's a reas...

Spa Spy Spain: Asia Gardens, Alicante

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I was braving the boisterousness of Benidorm to uncover its hidden secret. A serene Mediterranean retreat, full of Eastern promise... Hidden in the foothills of Sierra Cortina - 20 minutes away from the hullabaloo of the high rise Solanas and alcopop discos - amongst 90 sprawling acres of olive and pine trees lies a perfectly manicured Mediterranean retreat.

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...

Thai Junta's Censorship Attempts Extend to London

Dr. Lee Jones | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Lee Jones

Following the recent military coup in Thailand, free speech, free assembly and academic freedom have been massively constrained. Now, the junta is even trying to extend these restrictions overseas.

Thailand's Military Are Holding The Country's Ex-Prime Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Thailand's ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been taken by leaders of the country's military coup, along with some family members and politici...

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 02.04.2014 | UK

Seven people have been killed by a World War Two bomb that had lain dormant in a Bangkok building site, after it was accidentally detonated by constru...

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.

Layana Resort and Spa, Koh Lanta

The Spa Spy | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Arriving by speedboat transfer, then whisked through a world of white sandy beaches and lush tropical greenery, I felt terribly glamorous - like I'd arrived on the set of a Bond film. I know I have a wild imagination, but it sure beats a taxi...

In Search of Enlightenment: Destinations to Revive a Weary Soul

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

When the chaos of everyday life gets a bit much, it's time to take a break that will revive your body and soul. While holidays lounging on the beach may be restorative, some of us look for an experience that will leave us with more than just beautiful photographs and happy memories.

Travel Eye: Budget Accommodation in Southeast Asia

Karen Edwards | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Bargains don't pop up too often these days, meaning we're all holding out for "the right moment" to take that perfect trip. Well, that's where the wonderful region of Southeast Asia comes in. Because once you've bought the flight ticket, you'll find bumming around the area is actually pretty cheap!

My 25-Year Long Mission for Social Justice and Poverty Eradication

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Albina Du Boisrouvray

As the founder of FXB International, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to lifting people out of extreme poverty, and its FXBVillage programme, my mission was to provide a solution to the key drivers of extreme poverty through a holistic and self-sustaining approach.

Thailand in Crisis: Peace, Pheu Thai and PDRC

Porndee Chua | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Porndee Chua

From the onset of the coup in 2006, politics, and the figure of Thaksin Shinawatra remains a deeply polarising issue in Thailand. In November 2012, Thaksin was invited to speak in Cambridge...

Five Best Eco Hotels in Asia

Mark Hodson | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

South East Asia is one of the world's most beautiful regions, with its spectacular coral reefs, abundant wildlife and rainforests dating back 130 million years. Unfortunately, it's also a part of the world developing fast under the pressures of consumerism, rising populations and intensive farming.

Asia-Pacific Is Leading the World on Carbon Emissions Trading

Adam Matthews | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is Head of Policy at GLOBE International It is not well know that Kazakhstan -- a nation whose l...

The Din of Misogyny at Bangkok Protests

Thin Lei Win | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thin Lei Win

An anti-government protester blows a whistle as he walks past a cartoon and a banner insulting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra near the Government House in Bangkok, on Dec. 8, 2013. The bumper stickers on the effigy of Yingluck say, "Get out, idiot". The cardboard banner says, "Paying taxes for a whore to travel"

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...