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By: Tom Sharman After a wonderful week experiencing what Bangkok has to offer it almost time to say goodbye to this place. Last night was the our farewell dinner at Vertigo Skybar in the Banyan Tree hotel in Bangkok. The experience was amazing and we got to share it with our new friends we made during […]

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The life in Thailand!

By: Melanie Johnston As I travel the streets of Bangkok I notice how amazing life is. I am on the opposite side of the world and yet I feel like I am at home.  They are familiar businesses found in both places, hotels, restaurants and shops I find here and at home. 7-11’s are on […]

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Bangkok’s Klong Toey Slum

By: Tom Sharman Bangkok’s Klong Toey Slum is only a few metro stops away from luxurious mall and five-star hotels, expat bars, and its Stock Exchange. I learned that the Klong Toey Slum is located on a plot of land belonging to the Port Authority of Thailand. The slum covers an area of around a […]

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International Cohort Cohesiveness

By: Kim Tuttle Stetson’s Executive MBA offers a variety of unique experiences, however, the international business trip could be considered by many the “highlight” of the program. Twenty students began this journey in August 2014 and we are just over halfway complete. The cohort has been learning and growing from each other over the past […]

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A morning in the homes of locals

By: Kim Tuttle & Cristiane Gandin On Friday morning Cohort 12 visited the Klong Toey Bangkok also known as the slums. Over 100,000 people live within 13 square km area (5 square miles) on the Port land, essentially government land. While this area may be appear to be similar to the slums of Detroit in […]

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Text and photos: Valerie Drebsky Video credit: Ashley Forbes and Cristiane Gandin Today was the day we didn’t know what to expect. We were given the option to drive 2 hours outside of Bangkok to ride an elephant. Sounds crazy.. and it was. First off – It was amazing watching the scenery as we drive […]

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Thailand spirit houses.

By: Rose White All over Thailand you will find spirit houses. Based on animistic beliefs, guardian spirits are believed to live in natural features like rivers and trees. To keep good relations with the spirits and this provide good fortune, the Thais will bring an offering to the house. You can purchase a flower collection […]

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By: Rose White I’ve never seen anything like it before. There was even a cute little girl loving the fishes on her feet. If she can do this… Then anybody can! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I dived my feet right in. Immediately it tickled. I had my mouth open in laughter for […]

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Bright Lights in the City!

By: Liliana Molina It is the day before our departure from Bangkok and I feel like I have visited all of the rooftop bars and restaurants Bangkok had to offer. This past week we have gone to at least four of them and it seems that these are “the place” to be when in Bangkok. […]

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By: Chad Cooper Traveling in Bangkok certainly poses a number of challenges when it comes to iconography.  The symbolic representation of images for other objects or actions is a pretty common in most cities and countries. It creates a visual short hand to quickly communicate information. Here in Bangkok the use of icons helped us […]

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