View Bangkok from the King Power MahaNakhon Tower

King Power MahaNakhon is one of the most visually distinctive buildings in Southeast Asia. Up close it looks like a jumbled mess with pieces of the building missing. From a distance though it all makes sense. The missing pieces resemble pixels that are spiralling around the building. The building was completed in December 2016, and […]

The remote mountain magic of Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son is in the far northwest of Thailand. So far northwest that it’s just a few kilometres from the Myanmar border. There’s no way to get to Myanmar from here, and it’s not on the way to anywhere. It is though on the way through to somewhere via the Mae Hong Son Loop. […]

Pai – The Shire of Thailand

Pai is in the mountainous northwest of Thailand, about 140KM from Chiang Mai. As a frequent visitor to Chiang Mai I’ve heard all about Pai, yet I had never been. I can trace my reluctance to visit down to the arduous road journey by minivan, and by hippies. On one of my early visits to […]

Chiang Mai trip report – the provincial powerhouse of Southeast Asia

Every time I return to Chiang Mai (which has been often) I marvel at how hard this inland provincial city punches above its weight. After thinking about this I looked at a map of Asia, and I can’t think of a non-capital city (and not a port/coastal city) that has as much to offer as […]

Notes on Macau – Where US casinos and Portuguese heritage meet

When I was in Hong Kong I visited the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which meant a trip to Macau. I was in Macau unexpectedly last December so I didn’t expect to be back again the following December. I like visiting Macau, even though I’m not into casinos. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Historic Centre […]

Where I’m At: January, 2019 – Pattaya edition

Greetings from Pattaya and happy new year! Hope you all have a great 2019. Where I’m At is my monthly summary of where I’ve been and other site news. I had a busy travel month, and the more I travel the less I write, so more in-depth articles will be posted later. Where I’ve Been […]

Guesthouse Review: Wa Lai House, Chiang Mai – Thailand

Guesthouse Name: Wa Lai House Address: 13 Soi 3 Santisuk Road, Huay Kaew, Chiang Mai, Thailand. I stayed at the Wa Lai House in Chiang Mai. I picked it for its location in the Santitham area. This is one of my favourite areas in Chiang Mai, and a good place to stay for seasoned visitors. […]

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – 3 bridges and an undersea tunnel on the world’s longest sea bridge

The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge opened in October 2018, making it possible to travel directly by car or bus from Hong Kong to Macau. The HKZM bridge is an overseas highway with three cable-stayed bridges and an undersea tunnel, so it’s not technically a continuous bridge. However you classify it, at 55-kilometres long it’s the longest […]

Flight Review: Bangkok Airways – Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai

Flight: Bangkok Airways PG 352 From: Mae Hong Son (HGN) To: Chiang Mai (CNX) I flew with Bangkok Airways from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai. I was aware that there were flights from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai but I did a flight comparison with Skyscanner just to be sure. Bangkok Airways are […]

Guesthouse Review: Palm House, Mae Hong Son – Thailand

Guesthouse Name: Palm House Address: 22/1 Chamnan Sathit Alley, Tambon Chong Kham, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. I stayed at the Palm House in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. I booked it online for its price and location within Mae Hong Son. This was my first time in Mae Hong Son so I didn’t know if there […]