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Norwegian ambassador to Thailand Kjersti Rodsmoen.

Norwegian Ambassador Glad Thais Are Eating More Salmon

BANGKOK — Is your Bangkokian friend bragging on their Instastory about gorging on piles upon piles of “authentic” Japanese sashimi at a 999++ baht...

Sweden Showering Thailand With Little Greta Thunbergs, Eco-Inspiration

BANGKOK — Each year since 2016, about 320,000 Swedes visit Thailand. One of them is ambassador Staffan Herrstrom.
Consul general Aziz Aliev.

Hipster Bloggers Are Bringing Thai Tourists to Uzbekistan: Ambassador

BANGKOK — Google “Travel Uzbekistan” in Thai and you’ll pull up a dozen-or-so travel blogs detailing every step of a hipster’s Tashkent-Bukhara-Samarkand trip.
Jacques Lapouge.

Our Countries Suffer From Same Stereotypes: French Ambassador to Thailand

BANGKOK — A glance at the swanky department stores in Bangkok’s luxury malls like an advertisement for french presence in Thailand, with high-end fashion...

‘The People are the Best,’ Israel Amb Talks Thailand, Security, and Dates

BANGKOK — Meir Shlomo first saw Thailand through the eyes of a backpacker. The year was 1979. The Kingdom made an impression on the Tel Aviv native and his wife, who was backpacking alongside him.
Ambassador Lorenzo Galanti.

Steer Clear of Fake Italian Food, Ambassador Advises Thai Diners

BANGKOK — The Italian ambassador doesn’t mind if we eat tom yum kung pasta and durian pizzas – the real crime is in “fake” Italian products in supermarkets.

On Moomins and Marimekko with the Finnish Ambassador to Thailand

BANGKOK — Wrapped in a deep blue Marimekko shawl patterned with subtle unikko poppies, the Finnish ambassador says her favorite character in The Moomins is Little My.
Danish ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel.

Sabai-Sabai Hygge: Lessons from the Danish Ambassador

BANGKOK — Danish ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel is in the third year of his Thailand post. He’s glad not to have to look over his...

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