Month: August 2014

Thailand’s Elephants Facing Extinction: Poaching, Mistreatment and Conservation

  The demise of the Thai elephant In Thailand, only 100 years ago, there were more than 100,000 elephants. Today, less than 4,000 remain and most of these have been domesticated. They work either in elephant camps carrying tourists on elephant treks or in the cities with their mahouts (trainers/owners) illegally begging for money. The …

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Best Beer Bars in Bangkok, Thailand: Imported and Domestic Brews

  Best Beer Bars in Bangkok, Thailand: Imported and Domestic Brews Thais usually drink one of two things. Beer or whiskey. I’ve always been more of a beer drinker than anything else so, when I moved to Bangkok, Thailand I was thrilled to see so many beer bars specializing in mainly….beer. Thai beer, imported varieties …

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Are Work Permits in Thailand Job Specific or Can You Work Anywhere with One?

As a former teacher in Bangkok, Thailand, I often get asked questions about work permits by western English teachers who are new in town. Work permits in Thailand, and the regulations for getting them. can be confusing as well as completely different than in many other Asian countries. One question that I get asked all …

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