Asia

A tour of Bangkok’s canals and khlongs

A tour of Bangkok’s canals and khlongs

Following on from last month’s rainy-season themed post, it seems fitting to dive back in with a look at Bangkok’s canals and khlongs. These watery backroads show a different side of the capital, and are a great way to spend a chilled out morning or afternoon. […]

Should you visit South East Asia in the rainy season?

Should you visit South East Asia in the rainy season?

The rainy season in South East Asia is a tempting proposition. Cheaper flights, abundant accommodation – and who knows? You might strike it lucky and get days of glorious sunshine. After all, almost everywhere you read seems to describe the rainy season here as having […]

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta: Review

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta: Review

Tucked away at the far end of beautiful Koh Lanta, gazing west across the calm Andaman Sea, lies the gorgeous Pimalai Resort. One of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this stunning hideaway offers a level of style, serenity and solitude that is hard […]

Same, same but… different? 10 Ways that Laos is Completely Different to Thailand

Same, same but… different? 10 Ways that Laos is Completely Different to Thailand

During a recent spell of gallivanting around South East Asia, I spent some time in Laos: the landlocked sibling of its surrounding countries. Having spent a fair bit of time in Thailand, I (naively) thought that Laos would be somewhat similar. Surely the food would […]

The Perfect One Day Angkor Itinerary (with photos)

The Perfect One Day Angkor Itinerary (with photos)

Angkor Wat – the beautiful, towering Khmer temple just outside Siem Reap – is synonymous with Cambodia, even being featured on its national flag and currency, but there is much more to Angkor Historical Park than this famous site. And this is one of the […]

My Dream Boutique Resort, Luang Prabang, Laos: Review

My Dream Boutique Resort, Luang Prabang, Laos: Review

I recently had the chance to visit Laos, a country that’s intrigued me for a while now. Whilst I only stopped in Luang Prabang for around a week, it provided a great introduction to the quirks and qualities of this fascinating region – as well […]

Ristr8to Lab, Chiang Mai: Possibly the Best Coffee Shop in the World?

Ristr8to Lab, Chiang Mai: Possibly the Best Coffee Shop in the World?

Drop everything, and jump on the next flight to Chiang Mai. Why? Because surely one of the best coffee shops in the world can be found there. Whilst spending a few sunny days in Chiang Mai I’d put Ristr8to down on my ‘to-do’ list, mainly […]

Top Ten Tips for Thailand

Top Ten Tips for Thailand

1. “Bao bao” – the most important Thai word you’ve never heard Before heading to Thailand you’ve probably mastered your sawatdee ka/krup and maybe a bit more, but if you’re heading for a Thai massage and have only the most basic knowledge of the local […]

The Missing Socks Laundry Cafe: Siem Reap’s sweetest coffee shop

The Missing Socks Laundry Cafe: Siem Reap’s sweetest coffee shop

I’m going to be blunt. I was not a fan of Siem Reap. Not even in the slightest. In fact, once we were finished with our three-day temple pass, I was genuinely looking forward to making my escape. Pub Street is brash, crass and full […]

Rod Fai Market 2: hipster heaven in Bangkok’s steamy suburbs

Rod Fai Market 2: hipster heaven in Bangkok’s steamy suburbs

If you’re a fan of Bangkok’s numerous bustling markets, you’ll no doubt know that Rod Fai Market has spawned a sibling. The original (and much larger) Rod Fai at Srinakarin is still in action, but for those who don’t want to make the trek, the much […]



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