Where I’m At: Saigon – December 2015

[Where I’m At is a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Saigon. I was last here in June and it’s great to be back in my nominal home base. After months of travel and a month of health issues it’s good to be somewhere […]

Flight Review: Jetstar Pacific – Bangkok (BKK) to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Jetstar Pacific BL 662 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Jetstar Pacific from Bangkok to Saigon. I compared airfares online with Skyscanner and picked the flight for the combination of its price and time during the day. Jetstar is a low cost airline from Australia that was set […]

Hotel Review: Nantra Sukhumvit 39 Hotel, Bangkok – Thailand

Hotel Name: Nantra Sukhumvit 39 Hotel Address: 1/46 – 49 Sukhumvit 39 (Prompong), Bangkok, Thailand I stayed at the Nantra Sukhumvit 39 Hotel in Bangkok. I booked online and paid 36.51 USD for 2 nights. That’s 18.25 a night for a hotel room in central Bangkok. Not bad! I picked the hotel for its price […]

Flight Review: Thai Lion Air – Chiang Mai to Bangkok (DMK)

Flight: Thai Lion Air SL 8507 From: Chiang Mai (CNX) To: Bangkok (DMK) I flew with Thai Lion Air from Chiang Mai to Bangkok (Don Muang). I compared fares on Skyscanner and picked the flight for its price, which was the cheapest out of the five airlines that fly between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. I […]

Where I’m At: Chiang Mai November 2015

[Where I’m At is a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. For real-time updates follow me on Instagram.] Greetings from Chiang Mai. I was just here last month and I didn’t expect to be back so soon. It’s a place I used to visit often to […]

Flight Review: Thai Airways – Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Mai

Flight: Thai Airways TG 116 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Chiang Mai (CNX) I flew with Thai Airways from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, and I found the flight via Skyscanner. This is a popular flight route in Thailand so the prices are always competitive. This flight cost 1800 THB ($50 USD) which is a great deal […]

Airbnb apartment in Thonglor – Bangkok

Apartment: Convenient Studio Apt BTS Thonglor Address: Off Thonglor Soi 55, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand I booked an Apartment on Airbnb for my stay in Bangkok. I selected it for its location in Thonglor, which is Soi 55 Sukhumvit Road. I’m familiar with the area and I like it for being central without being right in […]

Airbnb apartment in Ari – Bangkok

Apartment: Nice 3 room/flat in central Bangkok Address: Ari, Bangkok, Thailand Of all the cities I’ve used Airbnb in I’ve used it in Bangkok the most. There are so many apartments here so finding an apartment at a better deal than a hotel is more likely. I always check for hotels first, but if I […]

How to extend a 30 day Thailand visa in Bangkok

If you have arrived in Thailand with a 30 day visa on arrival at the airport it is possible to extend your visa for another 30 days without leaving the country. Previously it was only possible to get a 7-day extension on a 30 day tourist visa, but that has now been extended. Thailand is […]

Where I’m At: Bangkok – October 2015

Where I’m At is my monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. Greetings from Bangkok. This is the second time I’ve been here this year and as always it’s good to be back. I average between two to four weeks a year in Bangkok, making it one […]