Thailand Links

Thailand flag Links related to Thailand presented in somewhat random fashion: Thai Massage Unesco heritage: Traditional Thai massage added to ‘cultural heritage’ list – BBC HeadlinesAn Onslaught of Tourists Is Stressing Out Thailand – BloombergWeaving a community togetherRemember the King in all our complexities http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37651953Thai referendum: Military-written constitution approved – BBCBeyond the Lines – Interview …

Tibet

Photo: Pedro Szekely, Lhasa Wikipedia: The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) or Xizang Autonomous Region, called Tibet or Xizang for short, is a province-level autonomous region in Southwest China. It was formally established in 1965 to replace the Tibet Area, an administrative division of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which took over from the Republic …

Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep, meaning “city of angels.” Headlineshttps://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1874084/the-early-bird-has-made-his-last-flightBangkok’s Khao San Road is getting a US$1.6 million makeover to clean up backpacker ghettohttp://www.paperplanesblog.com/bangkok-protests-informationhttp://bangkok.coconuts.co/2013/06/15/first-asia-airbnb-launches-neighborhoods-feature-bangkokhttp://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2015/05/23/innovative-indian-restaurant-bangkok/gW2N7VMyahH1lmbaUQIOxJ/story.html Newsbangkokpost.com Elsewhere on the …

Exploring Mount Everest

Photo: Andrew Purdam, Trekker’s classic view from Kala Patthar Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the center of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. HeadlinesEverest: Sherpas slam Nepal’s plan to remove rubbishEverest …

Singapore

Photo: William Cho, Expo MRT Wikipedia: The island country of Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north, and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Google Maps HeadlinesChangi airport, world’s best, warns of …

India Food

India Food HeadlinesDosa: India’s wholesome fast food obsessiona-scientific-explanation-of-what-makes-indian-food-so-delicious FoodsThandaArambhDaxineeUttareePurabeePaschimeeUttareePaneer Rogan JoshDal BreadsIdliPaneer ParathaPaneer NanAloo ParathaStuffed KulchaRoti BasamateeRaitaa Purabee KhanaMeetha Gongura chutneyAndhra thali Checkpav bhaji collard greens (haak saag) or kohlrabi (munjhaak) Ker Sangri in Rajasthanmomos Besan Ladoohttps://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/besan-ladoo-recipe-easy-besan-ladoos Elsewhere on the Webhttp://postnoon.com/2012/10/19/cop11-biriyani-mein-dum-nahi-hai/81468 http://www.urbanturbanusa.com http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-las-vegas-urban-turban-cooking-classes-20170426-story.html Rasamfood52.com Planeta.com

Asia Links

Links related to Asia presented in mostly random fashion: HeadlinesPresentations From Responsible Tourism Events At ITB Asia 2015Philippines Eyes ‘Ecotourism Zone’ in Disputed S. China SeaAsia 2014 – Transitions AbroadThe Legacy Of The Asia Overland Route Amazon.com Recommended listening: Asia Overland – adventures on the hippie trailThe infamous ‘hippie trail’ was the overland route forged …

Ho Chi Minh

Photo: Flow Communications, Bridge Wikipedia: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh; [tʰàjŋ̟ fǒ hò cǐ mīŋ̟], also known by its former name of Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million (13 million in the metropolitan area) as of 2017. Located in southeastern Vietnam, the …

Kyoto

Photo: Patrick Lewis Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, Kyoto forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/phz8pp1eJQbKsEeG7 HeadlinesTourists In Kyoto Are Making Geisha’s Lives Difficult MarketsNishiki Market Arashiyama Bamboo GroveArashiyama Bamboo Grove – …