Always Try the Noodle Soup, Part Two: Thailand

I have one rule that’s never failed to serve me well when travelling in Asia. Always try the noodle soup. Thailand is certainly no exception. Here’s part two of a slightly obsessive series on noodle soups in Asia.

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.

Wat Pho and the Thai Massage Connection

One of Bangkok’s most visited attractions is Wat Pho temple, and for a good number of reasons. Home to a massive golden statue of Buddha reclining, it’s definitely something you need to see when you’re in the city.

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.

Escape to Ko Samet, Part One: Stay the F*ck Out of Pattaya

Phuket, Ko Samui, and Koh Chang are popular islands to get away to when your in Thailand. But on a whim I decided to take a road slightly less travelled, and I was glad that I did. But getting there wasn’t easy.

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.