October 2016 - Asia Backpackers

October 26, 2016

International Swan Boat Races Bangkok

Swan Boat Racing Bangkok 2016 When: Normally 2nd or 3rd Weekend in December (TBC) Where: Chao Phraya River, Bangkok. Thailand   This annual event, showcases these very long and narrow human-powered boats, similar to dragon boat racing (originally from China, now played out in over 50 countries or territories around the world.). Swan boat racing[…]

October 21, 2016

legendary land of Suvarnabhumi

An annual event which brings visitors, local ethnic groups and the past, together in a rich tapestry of history, mystery and glory, in the legendary land of Suvarnabhumi     When:  December 2016 (TBC) Normally 2nd weekend in Dec Where: U-Thong District, Suphan Buri (Thai: สุพรรณบุรี) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand This[…]

October 11, 2016

China the worlds new Ugly Americans

Are today’s Chinese tourists simply Ugly Americans?   “Ugly American” is a derogatory  term used to refer to perceptions of loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior of American citizens mainly abroad, but also at home. Although the term is usually associated with or applied to travelers and tourists, it also applies to U.S. corporate[…]

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