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Posts tagged Khao San Road

The Overstay – Thailand´s Worst Hotel is a Gem! Just Don´t Sleep There.

The crowd surges forward. The singer, a 40 something skinny white guy, screams into the microphone, which has been taped to the top of a camera stand. The room is so hot that water drops from the ceiling. The linoleum is coming off the floor in long torn rolls of dirty plastic. The drums thud […]

(Deutsch) Die Akha in Bangkok – Die Opiumbauern in der Metropole

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From Backpacker-Ghetto to Global Shopping Mall – Joe Cummings on Bangkok’s Khao San Road

The Khao San Road, one of the world’s greatest and most fascinating tourist ghettos, is coming of age. Last week the first MacDonald’s outlet opened inside one of the guesthouse complexes on the strip. Legendary hippy hangout, subject of a Hollywood blockbuster and barely more than 300 metres long, the Khao San Road offers a […]

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