Alone, Abroad: The aspects of moving overseas that people don’t talk about

By Emily Maretsky Republished from Medium with permission Can I talk to you about moving to Thailand? Because this year has not been an easy one. I’m no stranger to moving — by now, I’ve lived in five countries and worked in schools in almost all of them. I’ve taught 12th graders in an open-air classroom on

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OPINION — It’s not okay for a man to rape. Unless he’s drop-dead gorgeous, angsty and appears every night at 8pm sharp, right? Yossinee Nanakorn, a Thai producer, certainly...

I love you, I rape you: The strange relationship between love, rape, and Thai TV

Rocket Festival: Mud, music, and missiles greet Thai monsoon season

Salvos of homemade rockets blasted into the sky amid thumping dance music, mud-wrestling, and monks as Thailand’s Isaan hailed the start of the crucial monsoon season over...

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PHOTOS: Foreigners fight addiction at Thai monastery

German tech worker Cengiz seemed to have it all: A high-paying job that provided money and prestige, but his life was spiraling out of control. A cocaine addiction had pushed him...

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The Mekong middlemen running drugs across Southeast Asia

Compared to their ultra-violent Central and Latin American cousins, the drug dealers of Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle use their low-profile to remain beyond the long arm...

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PHOTO ESSAY: Big and small dogs join Bangkok’s charity run

From tiny chihuahuas to 60 kilogram mastiffs, hundreds of dogs and their owners jogged through a Bangkok park on Sunday to raise money for charity. Nobody was racing against the...

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Life behind bars: Ex-prisoners describe a typical day in Thai prison

Rumors about Thai prisons have not changed for decades. Low hygiene standards, overpopulation, and hidden self-governing systems are among the open secrets whispered about life in...

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Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she’d never smile again. The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug...

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Pattaya finding it hard to clean up its sexy act

In a daring nautical themed outfit, sex worker May confidently predicts the survival of Thai sleaze town Pattaya despite a junta attempt to tame the kingdom’s “Sin...

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Thinglish: Why professional Thais still use ‘ka’ and ‘krub’ when speaking English

One of the most endearing characteristics of Thai people is their desire to be unfailingly polite. This is why they end their Thai sentences with “ka” and “krub.” But,...

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