Dull cover stories

You know there's something wrong with a cover story when its lede is: "The Nai Lert Park annual fair is taking a more fun-filled approach this year, and calling itself the Flower Carnival." Well yes, that does sound fun. "To advertise the event organisers paraded naked models covered with orchids." Apparently this is front-page news […]

Boycott Thailand!

Every time there’s a high-profile case of a crime committed against a foreigner in Thailand, there are calls to boycott the country. We saw it down here in Phuket when Swedish tourist Hanna Backlund was murdered. There were expats and random foreigners being very vocal about the knock-on effect that would be felt in the […]