Why the Long-neck Village of Thailand is controversial.

Feature Image: Matteo Selva Northern Thailand’s ‘cultural tourism’ industry is founded upon the villages of the Kayan long-neck tribe, whose woman stack solid brass rings around their neck. This practice has long been ubiquitous with Kayan culture in which the subsequent elongated neck is a symbol of beauty. This practice achieves this illusion by placing…

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Do you have what it takes to ride a scooter in Bangkok?

The easiest and fastest way to get around Bangkok is either by scooter or Tuk-tuk. The latter tends to be a lot more expensive. Especially, when you are a tourist and have no comprehension of the Thai language – some operators triple or quadruple the price for unwitting tourists. This makes the appeal of hiring…

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