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Sacred Skin in The South China Morning Post: Thailand´s Spirit Taboos by Chris Taylor

Writer Chris Taylor reviews my new book, Sacred Skin, in The South China Morning Post. Thailand´s Spirit Taboos In Tom Vater and Aroon Thaewchatturat’s Sacred Skin – a visually compelling antidote to the usual coffee-table tributes to “amazing Thailand” – the reader is taken on a journey into an other-worldly Southeast Asia, a place of […]

Tom Vater’s Beyond the Pancake Trench is review of the week in the SCMP

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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