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Bangkok's 'Market Economy' Based on Canals

Bangkok's 'Market Economy' Based on Canals

BANGKOK - The steel- hulled long-tail boat slams violently against some unusually high waves churned up in the Chao Phraya River by a far-off typhoon. I brace myself as the captain signals he’s about to veer hard left and abandon our original course. He aims his arrow-straight boat at a small canal leading off the river and soon we are floating on calmer waters.
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A Sentimental Journey to Thailand

A Sentimental Journey to Thailand

HUAY NAM RIN, THAILAND - The morning sun glows red through the trees. The mountains they call the Golden Triangle — where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet — frame the scene from our balcony in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai.
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There's 'Monkey Business' Going on in Thailand

There's 'Monkey Business' Going on in Thailand

HUA HIN, THAILAND - They see me before I see them. The first one I notice, as I climb the scores of steep steps, is staring straight at me. Gradually, I become aware that I’m the target of many more eyes.
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Going Solo After a Boyfriend Breakup

Going Solo After a Boyfriend Breakup

BANGKOK - When I arrive in Asia, the contents of my luggage includes six pairs of high-heels, two kilograms of jewelry and hundreds of dollars in hair products.
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MO Bangkok has Lots to Celebrate

MO Bangkok has Lots to Celebrate

BANGKOK - I follow Etienne de Villiers through the flower-filled lobby of the legendary Mandarin Oriental Bangkok — the most welcoming entrance in the industry — and up a staircase to the property’s mezzanine.
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Zipping Around Chiang Mai

Zipping Around Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - Bangkok might get all the publicity, but Chiang Mai is the place you’re more likely not to forget when visiting this ancient land.
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Bangkok a Great Introduction to Asia

Bangkok a Great Introduction to Asia

BANGKOK - The flower ladies sit in the stifling heat of a Bangkok morning delicately threading the petals of exotic orchids and jasmine flowers onto strings.
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What's Old is New Again in Chiang Mai

What's Old is New Again in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - The rumbling of some loose boards over a makeshift moat trumpeted our taxi’s arrival at the entrance of a regal-looking compound guarded by a large gate, a stone wall and a watch tower.
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James Bond Island Stirs a Visitor's Emotion

James Bond Island Stirs a Visitor's Emotion

JAMES BOND ISLAND, THAILAND - The middle-aged couple hurried past the hawker selling island excursion tours in the lobby of Phuket’s Sheraton Laguna hotel, hoping the chap wouldn’t bother them with his sales pitch.
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Trip to Thai Temple Makes People 'Happy'

Trip to Thai Temple Makes People 'Happy'

AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND - This is one of Thailand’s poorest communities but it’s filled with some of the country’s richest treasures.
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