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Haiti – Four years on

Haiti – Four years on

Haiti – Four years on January 12 marks four years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, killing over 300,000, injuring another 300,000 and leaving 1.5 million people displaced. Most people that lived in tent camps around Port-au-Prince and other cities have been moved; all together 1.2 million people have been relocated. But still 150,000 people live in camps, and…

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Bangkok Shutdown coming closer

Bangkok Shutdown coming closer

The Bangkok shutdown is coming closer. Will it really happen? Can it be avoided? If it continues, will it be peaceful?  Will there be a military coup? It is all up in the air and difficult to know. I try to follow as much as I can, from a distance. Interesting news over the last couple of days is that…

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Fotografiska – More than a museum

Fotografiska – More than a museum

Today I took a break away from the computer work to get some fresh air and inspiration. I walked down to the fantastic Fotografiska photo museum / art space. I really like to go there as often as I can. I should really be a member to enjoy all the benefits. Fotografiska strive to be a center for contemporary photography….

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Li Hu – ett av en miljon barnhemsbarn i Kina

Li Hu – ett av en miljon barnhemsbarn i Kina

Li Hu – Ett av en miljon barnhemsbarn i Kina   En story från arkivet. Den gjordes redan i oktober 2000 i samarbete med svenska biståndsorganisationen Star of Hope. FOR ENGLISH, Please let me know. Li Hu, 12 år gammal, är ett av de en miljon barn som bor på barnhem i Kina. Hon bor på en av Asiens största…

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Many rapes in Thailand

Many rapes in Thailand

Today Sweden’s biggest newspaper Aftonbladet has an update on a rape case that I have been working on together with Swedish journalist Jan Källman a few times. Today is a text update on her situation, and my pictures from earlier articles are used. She was raped by a Thai guy that now has fled the scene. She will be back…

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Moving forward – book project

Moving forward – book project

A new year has started, and work is moving forward. However the holiday season made business slow down a bit since many people are on break and clients close down for a few weeks. I got the opportunity to clear out some project matters, which was good. It’s time to move forward on a special project. For a book documentary…

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Operation Bangkok Shut Down

Operation Bangkok Shut Down

The Bangkok protests continues. I’m really worried this can be along tough, hard and situation for the Thai people. It will maybe even lead to civil war. I would not be surprised of that after reading various experts and journalist analysis on the subject. Last night protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban hold a speech of the plans. Here are excerpts of…

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Another year past by. New challenges ahead!

Another year past by. New challenges ahead!

2013 was a mixed year in many ways. But all in all it was OK, business wise better than I hoped for under the circumstances. Got a number of new regular customers. I hope to capitalize on that moving in to 2014. Especially some of the new corporate clients looks interesting I have to say. I have been very busy…

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Japanese food in Bangkok

Japanese food in Bangkok

There are some 900+ Japanese restaurants in Bangkok and counting. I love all the different styles on offer at various locations and price ranges. I eat Japanese food possible two or three times a week. I usually hit my favorite places, but also try out new places from now and then. If you have any tips, please let me know….

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Thailand road traffic deaths among the highest in the world.

Thailand road traffic deaths among the highest in the world.

Thailand now ranks third in the list of countries having highest road traffic deaths worldwide with 38.1 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year in 2010. The Thai government had announced a 10-year national policy on road safety from 2011-2020 in its attempt to reduce road accidents and loss to the least during the period. World Health Organization released a…

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Weekend tips for Bangkok

Weekend tips for Bangkok

Below some tips for this weekend in Bangkok. Visit one of Bangkok’s many rooftop bars: http://dennisthernblog.com/hot-spots/bars-with-a-view-rooftop-bars/   Winter Market This mini-festival organized by property developer Sansiri under a winter theme promises over 60 booths across five zones offering everything from food and vintage clothing to gifts and handicrafts. Enjoy!   Maybe you should put on your dancing shows and head…

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Street photos

Street photos

This weekend is really crazy with some major video editing and other projects. Need a break and decided to post some street pics. This last week it was final for a street photo competition. I entered three pics, and one made it to the final round but did not make it to the top three unfortunately. Well, I hope they…

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Events in Bangkok and Thailand

Events in Bangkok and Thailand

This festive season there are many things going on in Bangkok and Thailand as always. Hopefully the Bangkok protests will end before then. Some upcoming events on different levels: The Bangkok Street Show is back for a bigger and better event to help everyone celebrate the festive season. The series of shows will take place at Lumpini Park in Bangkok…

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Two new stops on the BTS in Bangkok

Two new stops on the BTS in Bangkok

Today two new stations along the BTS Silom Line opens, and the public can ride for free until the end of the New Year holiday. From the National Stadium station, the Silom Line will add two stations, Wutthakat and Bang Wa, past the current end station at Talat Phlu. Wutthakat and Bang Wa will operate for free until January 5th…

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Muay Thai – Best in Bangkok

Muay Thai – Best in Bangkok

This brutal but graceful martial art has been practised in Thailand for centuries. Major bouts are held every day of the week in Bangkok at either Lumpini Stadium or Ratchadamnoen Stadium. Bright lights flood the ring, revealing two men going through their spiritual ‘Wai Khru’ (a ceremony to thank their revered teachers, spirits, boxing ring and the sport itself). The…

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