Trade Deals and Our Health

What’s the deal for our health?

In case you haven’t heard, there are two trade deals being negotiated. One is the Transatlantic Trade Agreement and the other is the Trans Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP). These deals are being promoted by governments to the people as a means of facilitating trade and improving the economies of the countries involved.

While government is supposed to be transparent and serve the needs of people, these trade deals have been negotiated in total secrecy. Part way through the negotiations, some of the detail on these trade agreements was published on WikiLeaks and it became clear that ordinary citizens are dispensable.

As more information was released into the public domain,

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Thai Massage


Clothed Thai Yoga Massage that can be done almost anywhere

Thai massage refers to any massage in Thailand and so there is no one fits all definition. At the bottom of the ladder of Thai massage you will find the perverse rub and tug massage services, and from there you will find a mixture of every massage style.

But what is often referred to as Thai massage is also sometimes known as Shiatsu massage, a massage system that is more popular in Japan. The application of shiatsu in Thailand is essentially a stretching of the body, a passive system of stretching that works in a similar way to yoga asana combining the therapeutic benefits of yoga asana

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Time out from Bangkok

Monkeys can be found in most of Thailand and they love handouts, although beer is probably not what they need.

Pattaya is a city in Thailand and a beach resort popular with tourists and expatriates due to its proximity to Bangkok. Located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Bangkok within the province of Chonburi.

Many of the residents are reputed to have links to organised crime, therefore tread carefully in Pattaya and as in most countries, keep it hidden or lose it. As with elsewhere in Thailand, if you’re a decent well-behaved person then you are unlikely to have any trouble even if you

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Party Central

Phuket girls

About 870 kilometres (540 mi) south of Bangkok, Phuket is one of the southern provinces made up of the island of Phuket, the country’s largest island and one of the countries most popular resorts.

As well as the steamy night life where thousands of pretty girls await to satisfy your every whim, this is also the place where you can head out to explore the unique limestone islands and actually get away from the maddening crowd.

Phuket has a dry season that runs from December through March and a wet season that covers the other eight months. The temperature remains around 32 °C (90 °F) and seldom falls below 25 °C (77 °F).


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A jewel in the East

Bangkok is the capital and primary city of Thailand, known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. It many world cities, it was originally a small trading post and went on to became Thailand’s capital in 1768 after the destruction of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders.

The name Bangkok is derived from ‘Bang’ a Thai name for any town situated on the bank of a river and ‘kok’ the Thai name for the Java plum, or Bang Koh, koh meaning ‘island’ in reference to the area’s landscape which is carved by rivers and canals giving rise to the reference as the “Venice of the East”.

As Thailand’s major tourist gateway, Bangkok is considered as one of

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The ancient kingdom of Siam

A jewel in Asia, Thailand was once called the Ayutthaya Kingdom named after the city where Lord Rama was born. As with most of South East Asia, Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) dominated human affairs long before the arrival of Europeans. Sanatana Dharma gave way to Buddhism yet although the Thai royalty are Buddhist, they are named Rama and believed to be incarnations of Hindu god Vishnu.

Most however see Thailand as a tropical paradise with something for everyone. There are great beaches and marine parks ideal for swimming and snorkelling, national forest parks where you can discover the flora and fauna, (take an elephant safari).

The cities are rather crowded and teeming with shopping opportunities and

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