"Did you see a girl about so tall run past with my wallet in one hand and my trousers and shoes in the other?"
A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... [read more]
Date: May 18th 2010
When I walked out into Sukhumvit Road yesterday there were no more smiles, no light-hearted jokes, and a sense of foreboding permeated every space. When I walked into my local 7/11 I asked why they had covered the windows with newspaper to make the inside of the shop invisible to the outside world. "Snipers" I asked why the alcohol had been removed from the shelves. ... read more