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    Historic, tranquil and picturesque

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 01/01/2015

    » Just a short drive from bustling Bangkok, Chanthaburi is a calm coastal town perfect for a break from the city. A long beach stretches for kilometres, looking resplendent under bright blue sky and alongside the azure sea, which is almost as smooth as glass. Kids with buckets and toys enjoy peaceful moments on sandy beaches while their parents enjoy som tum and easy lunches under the shade of trees and huts.

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    Heart of Hanoi

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 13/11/2014

    » As soon as I exit Noi Bai International Airport and get into the taxi, I am catapulted onto a bustling, sprawling highway that cuts through the vast rice paddies and beautiful countryside of Hanoi. Trucks and buses roar all around me, warning sporadically-placed groups of motorcycles in front of them.

  • TRAVEL

    Ratchaburi redux

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 11/09/2014

    » The Sun is about to set behind a row of shophouses painted white or an attractive shade of pale yellow. A refreshing breeze blows along the Mae Klong River lifting the humidity and cooling down the town after what has been a long lazy day. People begin emerging from houses or wherever they sought shelter from the strong afternoon sun and head out to the market, stand on street corners chatting with neighbours or take a stroll to get some fresh air.

  • OPINION

    Is there life after work?

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 16/09/2014

    » A few years ago, it was revealed that a Bangkok city dweller needed savings of at least 5 million baht to enjoy retirement.

  • TRAVEL

    Harmony in the hills

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 02/10/2014

    » Tucked into a hollow in a range of mountains northeast of Chiang Mai town, the people of Ban Mae Kampong have been living a simple but contented life in the embrace of nature for more than a hundred years.

  • TRAVEL

    Treasure in the mountains

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 14/08/2014

    » 'Why do cowboys live in Narathiwat?" That is my first thought when I see a district official in a cowboy outfit. He wears a shirt with jeans, a leather cowboy hat, bolo tie and boots. A minute later, I notice other officials, also wearing cowboy outfits. I become a bit confused as to where I actually am.

  • TRAVEL

    Vibrancy, charm and fresh fish

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 21/08/2014

    » In the southern tip of Thailand, where outbreaks of violence have finally begun to decrease, Narathiwat city, located in the eponymous province, remains a nice, lovely border town.

  • TRAVEL

    Frontier fossicking

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 26/06/2014

    » All is now quiet on the eastern front. By the time I arrived in the border province of Sa Kaeo, the mass exodus of Cambodian migrant workers via Aranyaprathet had ended. But things haven’t quite returned to normal yet.

  • TRAVEL

    Down by the river

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 15/05/2014

    » Rain clouds dye the sky dark grey and the afternoon weather turns hot and humid. Female Myanmar workers, with hair knots and colourful tube skirts, rush for shelter when raindrops start to blanket the town.

  • TRAVEL

    Windmills, not walls

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 17/04/2014

    » If you travel to northern Thailand, do not be surprised if you come across a number of Chinese tourists roaming around.

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