Society and Culture

Tourism and the everyday Balinese

April 21, 2010

If only tourists could see this… could witness first hand the disparities that exist between the wealthy landowners of this country and the average working-class Indonesian eking out a living here. The paltry wages their bosses give them or the tiny margins they make on things like sunglasses and other merchandise they flog to the streaming tourism-mass barely affords them basic sanitary living conditions.

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Basic Thai culture for the uninitiated

March 15, 2010

For those who have yet to visit Thailand, or even South East Asia, I’m just going to write a little bit about some of their more important culture points of worthy note.  It’s by no means comprehensive.  Some of these are important to be aware of if you are planning to visit that part of […]

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