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Beyond Appearances
A Deeper Understanding of Thailand
Beyond Appearances

Authors: Marce Ferreira & Helissa Grundemann
Published: 2019
Length: 83 pages
Formats: pdf, epub, mobi
Price: US$ 2.49


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What is this eBook about?

This work contains an account of experiences and insights that cover a decade of traveling, living, and working in Thailand. The book aims at sharing with you a deeper understanding of this immensely captivating country.

You will learn more about both contemporary Thailand and its history, about some of the traditional Thai Arts, such as Thai Dance, Muay Thai and Sacred Tattoos, living in Thailand, but also about tourist scams, the concept of “losing face,” police bribes, foreigner crackdowns, the powerful Royal Family, and much more.

All in all, an interesting pass time while on the road, and an eye-opener for those wanting to know more of what really goes on behind the scenes in the Land of Smiles.

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Below this paragraph you’ll find an overview of the Table of Contents and topics. More about the background of this book you can read in our post Thailand Beyond Appearances.

Table of Contents

~ PREFACE 3
~ THE THAI SMILE 5
~ CHIANG MAI – SMOGGY, STUFFY, SMOKY 7
~ SAK YANT – THE BLESSED TATTOOS OF THAILAND 9
~ CRACKDOWNS AGAINST FOREIGNERS 12
~ SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 – BANGKOK’S FLOODING 14
~ THE SPIRIT HOUSES OF THAILAND 16
~ THE FAST LANE 19
~ LOSING FACE AND HOW TO SAVE IT 21
~ SAME SAME, BUT DIFFERENT 24
~ HAPPY ENDING MASSAGE IN THAILAND 26
~ BANGKOK MAKES A HARD MAN HUMBLE 28
~ THAI POLICE BRIBES – A NECESSITY 30
~ JUNE 19, 2014 – AFTER THE COUP 32
~ SEXY PANTS 34
~ MUAY THAI BOXING – HISTORY AND CONTEXT 36
~ KEVIN’S CASE – A FEARYTALE 38
~ BANGSAENITY BEACH 42
~ THAI TOURIST SCAMS 44
~ THAI CUISINE – THAILAND’S DELICIOUS BUSINESS 47
~ THE 7-11 AND PICHEST BOONTHUMME 50
~ TEACHING ENGLISH IN THAILAND IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, HERE’S WHY 53
~ THE BEASTS 60
~ THE POWER OF THE ROYAL FAMILY 62
~ THAI TRADITIONAL DANCE – GRACEFUL FLOW 66
~ THAILAND’S DEEP SOUTH INSURGENCY 69
~ BANGKOK BLUES 71
~ SEX WORK IN THAILAND 73
~ THE CANNABIS PARADOX 75
~ DECEMBER 11, 2018 – UPCOMING ELECTIONS 77
~ THE WAI KHRU CEREMONY AND THAI MASSAGE 79
~ APPENDIX 82

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