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    A plea for pot

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 24/04/2019

    » Despite the controversy over medical cannabis in Thailand, the country's first-ever marijuana expo was organised last weekend in Buri Ram and was well received by participants. The three-day fair with a 20 million baht investment attracted not only those who have experience in using weed but also people who were sick and wanted to use medical marijuana as well as people from many parts of the country, policemen, soldiers (both in uniform and undercover) as well as foreigners.


    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.


    Holidays from hell

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 30/07/2013

    » When violent, unforeseen events turn your dream vacation into a nightmare, who can you turn to for help and who is ultimately at fault?


    Suvarnabhumi sinks in airport ranking

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 27/02/2012

    » The goal of making Suvarnabhumi rank among the world's best airports is fading with the airport slipping out of the top five rank in the Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality (ASQ) 2011 review.


    Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport shuttles

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/06/2019

    » Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport has launched shuttle buses between the airport and the city.


    Off the rails

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 01/10/2018

    » During a recent vacation, my friend and I decided to take the night train to Lamphun. I hadn't had a long train ride for perhaps two decades. She got on the train at Hua Lamphong while I waited at the Don Muang station, located just opposite the International Terminal of Don Mueang Airport.


    An accident waiting to happen

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 16/07/2018

    » It is sad to know that tourist safety would be treated as a national issue only when there is a fatal accident.


    Where nature grows

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 19/10/2017

    » Bicycles for rent are placed not far from the entrance gate of the royally-initiated Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project in Phetchaburi's Ban Laem district. At the other side of the gate are souvenir outlets with a big signboard displaying the words Lan Pholuang in Thai and "Ban Laem Products Market" in English.

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    Temple tantrums

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/10/2017

    » From afar, the iconic stupas of the Temple of Dawn stand elegantly on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. But looking closely at the finer details of the famous landmark, admirers may notice a thick coat of lime plaster that almost covers decorative ceramic tiles. At some spots, ceramics are attached untidily to the central stupa, suggesting sloppy repair work.


    Thailand ranks in 'Unsafe Top 20'

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 27/04/2017

    » Thailand ranks among the top 20 unsafe countries for tourists in the world. According to the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 of the World Economic Forum, Thailand ranks 118th out of the 136 countries/territories considered.

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