• A Stab at Thai History 101

    February 13, 2005

    by Scott Coates In an ongoing effort study Thai history, I ventured to the first Thai capital of Sukhothai with some family and friends. Located 450km N of Bangkok, Sukhothai was the Thai capital (or Siam, as it was known in the day) from the mid-13th century until mid-15th century. Covering 45 sq km of ruins, Sukhothai Historical Park is

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  • Tsunami

    January 19, 2005

    by Scott Coates “I lost my five-year-old daughter, and five cousins in Phuket,” he says, trying his best to concentrate on the road. “I just got back from my daughter’s funeral in Phuket last night. I stayed there for two days, but my head hurt too much. I had to come back here and get back to work, back to

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  • Calgarian turning heads in Thailand

    April 2, 2004

    Scott Coates for the Calgary Herald When Daniel Fraser moved to Thailand he never thought he’d become a movie star. But that’s exactly what happened when he landed a role in The Garuda, a Thai movie that recently opened in Thailand. “I came to Thailand in 1999 to start an adventure travel company, Smiling Albino, that leads unique, service-oriented trips

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