Greg Alexander

As Good as Gold, June 19, 2007

Thailand is a country rich in cultural and geographic diversity, and yet most Americans are familiar with only Phuket (due to the devastating tsunami in 2004) and Bangkok (thanks to a certain ‘80s pop song and a few poorly made Hollywood movies about the dangers of drugs in Bangkok). However, Thailand is more than just the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok and the picturesque beaches in Phuket. Up north lies an undiscovered section of the country where visitors can view three countries at once – the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos come together to form an amazing mélange of cultures, language and attitudes.

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