Thailand’s green king

5 December 09

| His Green Majesty | Everywhere you go in Thailand, there he is. Shrines with his portrait, towering images draped in banners and floral arrangements, are seemingly omnipresent. Oddly, in this country sometimes called the Land of Smiles, he is seldom seen with a smile on his royal face. But Thailand reveres him. He is […]

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Green street, Bangkok

24 November 08

| A Place Apart | Yes, the food in Bangkok is generally good to great, and tempting street eats beckon everywhere. But if it’s great green and organic you’re seeking, well, not so easy. Health food markets are few in this raucous, sprawling metropolis where getting across town can literally take hours unless you’re on […]