“Oral Hygiene Kit” for Pets

Jorgensen Laboratories: An innovative dental care kit where brushing is literally at your fingertips. A two-piece kit consisting of a regular style toothbrush and a rubber tipped gum massager. The plastic handle fits easily over the end of your finger for fine control of brushing. Makes a difficult job easier and increases owners compliance for […]

FIFA Bans High-Altitude Matches

Disappointing news for Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia: FIFA says no more international soccer games above 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) in altitude. So much for the legendary home field advantage courtesy of the rarefied Andean air. BBC News: Football’s governing body, Fifa, has banned international matches from being played at more than 2,500m (8,200ft) above sea […]

Weekend at the Beach

A and I just returned from a lazy beach weekend in Pranburi, south of Hua Hin, on the Gulf of Thailand. Here’re some pics. The view from our outdoor bathroom. Our balcony. A squid boat. Here’s the full set of images.

The Frugal Traveler’s American Road Trip

Last year he traversed the world. This year he’s sticking closer to home. The New York Times’s Matt Gross — aka their Frugal Traveler — has just set off on an American road trip. He’s spending the next three months criss-crossing the lower 48. Here’s his first dispatch, a characteristically compelling account of leaving home. […]

Thai Film Blog

I’m interested in learning more about Thai cinema, so I was happy to stumble upon a great blog called Wise Kwai’s Thai Film Journal. From its description: Regularly updated news on Thai cinema from Wise Kwai, a Thai film fan and copy editor for an entertainment weekly in Bangkok. Featured films include Ong-Bak, Tropical Malady, […]

Odorless Durian Radio Story

Remember the article about the quest for an odorless durian? Well, NPR’s Michael Sullivan recently did a delightful radio story on the subject.

How to Take Travel Pictures

Here’s a nice feature from Fodor’s. It’s called How to Take Travel Pictures Like a Pro: With the assistance of author and photographer Jeff Wignall, Fodor’s has put together an invaluable guide to shooting great travel pictures: Nearly 100 easy-to-follow tips, with accompanying photos, covering every aspect of travel photography.

Bhutan: Opening Up?

Here’s a great IHT story by Somini Sengupta about outside influences creeping into Bhutan. Once, Bhutan guarded itself from the world outside so ardently that it allowed in satellite television only seven years ago. Today, globalization is officially sanctioned, and it is rushing in fast. Today, at least here in the capital, outside and inside […]

Pattaya Reborn

My latest Globorati post is about how developers and hoteliers in the resort enclave of Pattaya, Thailand are aiming to shed the city’s bad-boy rep.