Thailand

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Linger at Loy La Long: One of Bangkok’s Best Boutique Hotels

Linger at Loy La Long: One of Bangkok’s Best Boutique Hotels

It’s rare that a hotel is the star of the show: more often than not, it’s where you grab a good night’s sleep and hopefully a decent breakfast before heading out for the day’s adventures – particularly so if you’re on a budget. And in […]

Ao Nang, Railay Beach and the Four Islands – without the crowds

Ao Nang, Railay Beach and the Four Islands – without the crowds

Ao Nang in the Krabi province is the jumping-off point for many of the Andaman Sea’s nautical attractions – including Railay Beach, the Four Islands, James Bond Island, Koh Phi Phi, and so on – which, by default, seemingly makes it one of the most ridiculously […]

Getting from A to B in BKK: travel and transport truths in Bangkok

Getting from A to B in BKK: travel and transport truths in Bangkok

As world cities go, Bangkok can be a tough nut to crack. Busy, noisy and hot as hell, it lures you in with the stunning temples, the languorous Chao Phraya river and the lip-smackingly good street food, before spitting you out into a smoggy haze […]


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