Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa, Chiang Rai

For those looking to take a city break or just need some time to relax and do nothing while being surrounded by nature – this is the place for you! I visited this mountain resort in February of 2019, so there was still a bit of a chill in the air in the mornings, but…

Chiang Rai’s ‘Big Buddha’, Wat Huay Pla Kang

As my flight was about to land at Chiang Rai’s airport, I spotted what I assumed was a Big Buddha statue. Later on I learnt that it’s actually the goddess of Mercy. Either way, I knew that I wanted to go and see it because of its majestic size and because it was something different…

The White Temple, Chiang Rai

After seeing Wat Rong Khun all over Instagram, (better known as the White Temple to foreigners) I finally had the pleasure of visiting myself. The long wait was worth it and I feel like I got so much more from my visit. I always thought that it was just the temple on it’s own –…

Chiang Rai’s Golden Clock Tower

The same artist who created Chiang Rai’s pride – The White Temple, Chalermchai Khositpipat – is also the man behind the clock tower that was unveiled in 2008. As it would be expected, this clock tower is nothing short than spectacular, and if you’ve been to The White Temple then you would know what to…

Chivit Thamma Da, Chiang Rai

I urge you to pay this restaurant a visit if you’re in Chiang Rai. What a wonderful place with great staff and delectable food. I’ve been living in Bangkok for a few years now and it’s hard to find a place as unique as this one – and for such great value! In fact, it’s…

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…