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These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.

How To Give Pad Thai A Healthy Makeover

Carolyn Berry | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

When I go out for Thai food, I always order pad Thai. But after thoroughly enjoying every bite, crumb, and speck on the plate, I usually end up with a stomach ache and am guzzling water for the rest of the day a result of the rich, creamy sauce and mounds of sodium. That is why pad Thai is one of my favourite food makeovers!

The World's Largest Water Fight Looks Like A BLAST

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Travel

If you've ever doubted how serious Thailand handles their water fights, you need to stop by during Songkran. Fire fighters soak the crowd with th...

Revisiting An Age-Old Thai Therapy to Relieve Diarrhea

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Back in 1913, the Thai Army suffered from an outbreak of dysentery and searched for any possible option to control the scourge. At the time, a local traditional medicine expert offered the troops what he called Krisanaklan Trakilane.Ninety-nine years later, the components of the wonder drug were finally isolated.

Health and Fitness is Not About Looks

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you take only one thing away from this blog, let it be this. Health and fitness is not about looks, it can not ever be. Vanity only takes you so far. It has to be about enjoying everything the world has to offer. It is about having the energy and drive to get up and explore. There is nothing that replaces a memory created.

You Know Tourists Are In Trouble When..

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - In an effort to reassure foreigners and prop up its tourism industry, Thailand has implemented the country’s first “tourist court”...

A Plea to Travellers: Stop Buying Sex in Thailand

Jeffrey Bernstein | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada
Jeffrey Bernstein

The volume of sex tourism in Thailand is suggestive of an epidemic. Perhaps the men who participate in it are unlucky in love. Perhaps they're just misunderstood. Or, perhaps they just fetishize the exotic "other." Sex tourism would not exist -- nay, thrive -- without the demand-pull provided by men unable to check at the airport, or to fulfill elsewhere, their hormonal desires. So, fellow travellers, young and old, fat and thin, Caucasian and Asian (because lewdness is colourblind), please, I implore you: Stop bringing your unrequited sexual fantasies to Thailand (and to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar). It's demeaning. It's perpetuating. And it's embarrassing.

Quebec Sisters Found Dead In Thailand To Be Autopsied

CP | Marie-Michele Sioui, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Autopsies conducted locally on the bodies of two Quebec sisters who died under suspicious circumstances in Thailand may shed more light on ...

Portuguese Nationals Sought In Quebec Sisters' Deaths

The Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada

Thai investigators are looking for two Portuguese men, who were seen on closed-circuit cameras escorting Noemi and Audrey Belanger back to their hotel...

Toxic Reaction Possibly Behind Death Of Canadian Sisters

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada

POHENEGAMOOK, Que. - A small town in eastern Quebec remains in shock after two young women from the community were found dead while on vacation across...

Canadian Women Found Dead In Thailand Identified

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada

PHUKET, Thailand - Officials were trying to determine the cause of the mysterious deaths of two Quebec sisters who were found in a hotel room in a pop...

Canadian Condo Craze will Collapse onto Taxpayers

Diane Francis | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Conventional wisdom is that this is the market at work. This is not the market at work. This is manipulation of a government system of open-ended mortgage insurance that is poorly supervised. What is going on here is a deluge of hot money from abroad that is creating an artificial, and potentially dangerous real estate bubble.

Another Asian Trade Deal?

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2012 | Canada Politics

BANGKOK - Thailand is planning a major pitch to open free trade talks with Canada this week, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper begins his second Asia t...

Thai Beauty Treatments

Paul Venoit | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada Living
Paul Venoit

Thai beauty is that it comes from the inside, out. It is their belief that a restful body and spirit shows on one's face. Makes sense. There's a reason all-night parties, overtime and stress do not result in a pretty glow.

Thai PM Concedes Election Defeat To Sister Of Exiled Leader

CBC | Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has conceded defeat to opposition leader Yingluck Shinawatra in the country's first general electio...