It’s the land of smiles, where you can eat like a king for less than $20, shop till you drop and enjoy a world class massage. But my stint in Thailand was a little different.

Funded by the Australia-Thailand Institute, I spent four weeks at the Bangkok Post, a national daily broadsheet, writing and researching stories for an English-speaking readership. It was an interesting time in Thai politics with the shutdown of the city on 13th January and escalating tensions that eventually saw the impeachment of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. It was the beginning of the next chapter in Thailand’s democracy.

Bangkok wears red, blue and white

Thailand's protest year

Sawadeeka, Thailand

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