Mercure Koh Chang Hideaway

A beach resort on the tropical island of Koh Chang. The resort has its own private beach, a large kiddie pool and much more! Getting from Bangkok to Koh Chang takes the most part of a day, but as they say: the roads less traveled leads to a great adventure. The resort is on the…

Getting from Bangkok to Koh Chang

I love Koh Chang island, BUT I dread the journey there. Some 300+ km from Bangkok is not an easy trek on the road. There’s an airport in Trat Province, however, the flights are extortionate and quite frankly not that much of a time saver when you consider check-in and the other things that go…

Mumsa Beach Resort & Restaurant

A pristine beach, hammocks to laze in, and a beach bar to quench your thirst from the Thai sun – what’s not to love about that! Mumsa Beach Resort & Spa is a just the right place if you’re looking for a secluded break, or even just to stay there for a night whilst passing…

The Tree House Cafe (Baan Ton Mai)

Baan-Ton-Mai (The Tree House Cafe) offers a unique outdoor eating experience. With tree houses dotted around amidst lush gardens and jungle, you can’ t help but feel relaxed. Or enjoy sitting over a stream with your feet dangling as you listen to the sound of water pass you by. As you walk through the elevated…

Khao Mo in Wat Prayoon

Khao Mo in Wat Prayoon has to be the most peaceful and tranquil place that I’ve been to in Bangkok. After driving past the very intriguing temple on numerous times while crossing Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge), I have finally made the effort to stop and satisfy my curiosity. I think it’s safe to say that…

Chinese New Year Celebration vs. Bangkok’s Air Pollution

Every year thousands of people head to Bangkok’s Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This year is no different in spite of the air pollution that has gripped the city in recent weeks, so much so that schools were ordered to close for two days. However, it’s business as usual and everything seems be…

Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

When you visit Thailand, on the top of the must-do activities is to go to one of the floating markets. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before and truly an unforgettable experience. The only downside is that it’s a 3-4 hour drive from Bangkok just to get to the famous Damnoen Saduak or Amphawa floating markets….

Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge)

If you visit the famous Grand Palace or the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, then chances are that you might see the Memorial Bridge. It’s the second bridge built in Bangkok to cross the mighty Chao Phraya River, connecting Phra Nakhon and Thonburi districts of the city. It was built in 1932 to commemorate 150 years…

Christmas Lunch at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bangkok

So for Christmas of 2018 I decided to give my my usual hotel a skip and try out the JW Café for Christmas Day Lunch. Walking into the lobby I was greeted by a gigantic Christmas tree. That sure set the tone for the season. As I waited to be seated, Santa was welcoming the…

Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard

Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard is a luxury high-rise building comprising of luxury condominiums and the first Waldorf Astoria in South East Asia. Standing tall at 242 metres & 57 floors; it’s hard to miss with its 3D mapping projection display currently on.

Christmas in Thailand

You may be surprised to know that Christmas is quite a big deal in Thailand, considering that around 94% of the population is Buddhist. If you find yourself in Bangkok around the festive season, you will be able to see enormous displays inside or outside of shopping malls and hotels. Buildings are often lit up…

GREYHOUND CAFÉ

This eatery is an option if you want a variety of food to choose from, with reasonable prices. The drinks menu is expansive and they have some interesting signature refreshments. I had the Greyhound Iced Lemon Tea, served with ice cubes made of tea. As for the food – you can expect soups to salads,…