It’s been 3 months since I started filming Long Krung (หลงกรุง), a new weekly national TV series that focuses on the fascinating and unusual elements of Thai culture as seen through the eyes of a foreigner. I was cast for this role at the end of last year, and then helped further develop the concept [...]
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The PlanetD.com posted a story about hiking tea fields with Smiling Albino in northern Thailand – have a read: http://theplanetd.com/tea-terraces-thailand-golden-triangle. It was great hosting Deb & Dave, two Canadian travelers who have made a life of traveling the world and blogging about it. This was far from their first trip to the Kingdom, but they [...]
This story was written by Smiling Albino co-founder Scott Coates and appeared in the December 2010 edition of Traversing the Orient Magazine. It’s about Thailand’s recovery since the protests earlier in 2010. Enjoy!
by Scott Coates Despite Political Turmoil, The Land of Smiles Lands on its Feet Black smoke billowed from the road and into the sky in Bangkok’s central business district. A 10 meter-high, sharpened-bamboo fence was hastily constructed by protestors to keep authorities at bay surrounded Lumpini Park, a public space in the center of town. [...]
by Scott Coates Seeing temples presents and interesting challenge in that every visitor’s tastes and appetite for them are different. Some want all the dates, details and dive in the deep end of the pool. Others crave a brief overview – just the main points, snap a few photos and move on. Bangkok’s temple menu [...]