The Great Annual Water Fight: Photos From Songkran 2013

Every year in April, all of Thailand becomes a battlezone as virtually every resident grabs a water gun, bucket, or handful of talcum powder (or a combination of the three). The Songkran festival is their way of celebrating their New Year. Here are photos from this years celebrations! This one’s on my bucket list for […]

Blood, Sweat and Tears in Thailand: The Nightmare of Hellfire Pass

In the Second World War, the occupying Japanese forced Allied POWs to build a railway through Thailand. Conditions were horrific, and one area in particular was dubbed with the name of the underworld itself. Anna Power had a chance to explore the nightmare of  Hellfire Pass.

A Longer Road to Beauty: Thailand’s Long-Necked Tribes

In Northern Thailand live tribes who have gained international notoriety for their unique perspective of beauty: stretching their necks as long as possible.  Anna Power went to visit one of these tribes–this is what she found.

Escape to Ko Samet, Part Three: A Dane, A New Yorker, and Two Swiss Girls

Finding a nice white patch of beach in Thailand should be easy, but hasn’t been. In the last installation I found myself trapped in Pattaya, freshly scarred by the horror of a ping pong show. And now the conclusion.

Guitar Heroes: Asia’s Most Talented Guitar Playing Kids

Asian children are often gifted musicians. When I was younger, I won second place at the Kiwanis Music Festival for my age group in piano. An Asian kid won first place. The next year I won first–tied with an Asian kid. Third year, third place. Below two Asian kids. You get the idea.

Escape to Ko Samet, Part Two: Pardon the Ping Pong Show

Pattaya. City of Eastern European tourists and hoards of burned-out freelance Thai prostitutes. It’s January, and I’m just trying to find a nice stretch of beach with pure white sand and very few people. I’ll find it, eventually, but not here.