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.

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.

5 Lesser-Known Temples in Asia

For thousands of years the nations of Asia have been undertaking immensely stunning projects of architecture. Here are some of the lesser known, but remarkably breathtaking, temples of Asia.