Nadia Thepdet and Chad Elwartowski wanted a slice of libertarian heaven off the coast of Thailand—but the country says their dream is actually a very serious crime.
The 18 year old has appealed to human-rights groups to save her from being sent home, where she says she faces possible ‘slaughter’ by male relatives.
I'd made it safely back to the Thailand we all imagine and mythologize, of cities where beer runs along the gutters with the sex.
I don’t know what I was expecting: a war zone, or perhaps a military stronghold. Instead, it strikes me that Pattani would be a tourist hot-spot were it not for its reputation.
Sungai Kolok is the sort of place that passes, in this part of the world, for a den of sin and iniquity.
I’m on my way to Thailand, to the provinces of the country’s deep south, where an ethno-nationalist separatist struggle, with a slight air of jihad, has been underway for years.
Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s new film stars Joe Cole (‘Black Mirror’) as a British drug addict who must fight his way out of a maximum security prison in Thailand.