Bangkok

Thailand: AIDS Vaccines, Cabbages and Condoms

I've been back from Thailand three weeks now (two of them flu-free!), so this is pretty much the last chance I have to get away with posting a few vacation photos. As with last week's post on Bangkok sinking into the ocean, I'm wrapping this one around a relevant scientific topic: the battle against AIDS in Thailand.

Thailand: Sinking Cities and Fading Deltas

Thailand's enormous capital is crisscrossed with canals and bisected by the snaking path of the Chao Phraya River. As such, some travel writers have dubbed Bangkok the "Venice of the East," and as with its Italian cousin, there's also more than a little concern about what happens if sea levels rise.