Having lived in Bangkok for most of the past decade, I get the lure. As one of Asia main travel hubs, it is an easy hop to Thailand mountains, beaches and ancient temples, or onward to other countries.
culture says if you get married, you stay married, and I was taught that as a wife you bear with it, Areewan told Thin. Areewan later became a lawyer and an advocate for victims of domestic violence.
The Southeast Asian megacity beat London, Paris and New York for the title, with 15.98 million visitors expected this year. London was a close second, with 15.96 million people expected.
top spot on the index, which, since its launch in 2010, has predicted visitor numbers based on scheduled flights and expected tourist spending for 132 destinations around the world.
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Thin met a 17 year old Thai woman who had been raped repeatedly for four months by her employer brother. When she mustered the courage to press charges, his family threatened to kill hers and she had to go into hiding in a women shelter. She writes of another rape victim Nike Air Force 4 Low who, after speaking out about the incident a decade ago, lost her job, her boyfriend and even her surname because relatives accused her of sullying the family Nike Air Force 1 White High Tumblr
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Last year, after a Dutch woman was beaten and raped by a Thai man, a senior police officer said that it wasn really rape because she had dinner with the guy an outmoded, insensitive sexist claim that the tourism minister had the gall to repeat.
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In marriage, Thai women fared no better. Former beauty queen Areewan Jathuthong described how her husband the son of a retired army general hit her, poured hot candle wax on her body and once forced her at gunpoint to walk naked down the street.
Last week, MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index declared that Bangkok the capital of Thailand and portal to some of the country renowned beaches would be the most visited city on earth in 2013.
this country is a dark, dismissive attitude toward crime with the rich and famous getting away with murder, and foreign tourists suffering mysterious deaths as well as crimes against women.
Some visitors to the of smiles as the country tourism machine has dubbed the kingdom come for high end shopping and luxurious spas, while others meander through the myriad temples or revel in a bacchanalian night of clubbing. Yet others and this comes as no surprise are seduced by the city numerous red light districts.
Worst off in the socio economic hierarchy are Burmese migrant workers, who have little choice other than to endure daily abuses. More or less impotent in a country that considers them lucky to have a job no matter how dirty, dangerous, demeaning and underpaid the Burmese find it virtually impossible to complain to police who often wring them for bribes or who may even be attackers themselves.
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