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You Can Barf Your Way to Sobriety in Thailand

In Thailand, one can pretty much get any kind of medical procedure you need, from having your teeth replaced all the way up to having your gender changed. But increasingly, Thailand has become a popular destination for those wanting to rid themselves of addictions to drugs, alcohol, or both. It’s called ‘rehab tourism’, and just like any other kind of tourism one can opt for the humble, inexpensive way, or the lavish and very pricey way. On the humble end of the spectrum, there are spiritually-based treatment programs such as the one run at Tham Krabok Monastery in Saraburi Province. Here, the lodgings are simple, inexpensive and austere, and treatment focuses on enlightening the spirit while detoxifying the body. A...

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Yingluck Shinawatra Prime Minister of Thailand / Filipino Mayor Punches Sheriff

Yingluck Shinawatra is on the front page as well, elected as the first Thailand Prime Minister. At 43, and the younger sibling of a controversial PM who was ousted via the military, claims she’s her own person and not a puppet, but it seems like she’s not. It depends what you read. But some say she’s good looking, and in this photo she is, but then some say, nooooo via other photos! (CNN - Yingluck Shinawatra)       Yeah, it made it to the front page of CNN too. Love the aqua polo shirt, and the right handed punches by the female mayor who has some biceps. (CNN – Video) Yeah, it’s a slow news day for sure. The last...

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