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My Thai mother-in-law has come to stay: day 1

My Thai mother-in-law has come to stay: day 1

I get on OK with my Thai mother in law, and I think I am the only ‘farang’ in Thailand I know that does. We cannot communicate very well. Communicating…

A tale of two drafts: Conscription in Thailand

A tale of two drafts: Conscription in Thailand

Its April in Thailand, and that means two big events in the Thai calendar: the Songkran festival marking the New Year in the Thai calendar, and the draft for compulsory…

Busking in Thailand

Busking in Thailand

Busking remains both an important source of income for a sizeable proportion of the world’s population and a sub-culture all of its own. Busking is both a professional and an…

Slumming it in Bangkok

Slumming it in Bangkok

What Is a Slum? 1 in every 6 people on the planet live in a slum. By slum we mean densely packed, overcrowded areas of housing, without access to municipal…