Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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Posts tagged celebration

Songkran 2016: where to celebrate Thai New Year – The Daily Telegraph

My guide for The Daily Telegraph on where, when and how to best celebrate Thai New Year.

Burma’s election fever grips Yangon and its foreign observers

I feel incredibly humbled to have witnessed the first semi fair and almost free election in Burma in decades. I was at the NLD’s headquarters tonight where an exuberant and chaotic party atmosphere prevailed throughout. But as one Burmese told me, ‘the military are like chess players and they are planning their next move.’ That […]

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