Notes on Vang Vieng: The one with all the Friends Bars

It’s official. I’m old. 38 years old. Ancient really. I was born at a young age, but I’ve got to say that in all of my life I have never been this old before. I was reflecting on my age while staying in Vang Vieng, Laos. Vang Vieng is set in an incredibly beautiful location. […]

Luang Prabang Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Laos > Luang Prabang Travel Guide Luang Prabang is one of the best preserved colonial cities in Asia. I may not have appreciated this fact had I not already seen other once grand cities that have since been concreted over. [Restaurant La Cave Des.] Luang Prabang is located at the junction of […]

Nakhon Si Thammarat Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Thailand > Nakhon Si Thammarat Travel Guide Book Accommodation Nakhon Si Thammarat hotels – Search for discount hotels in Nakhon Si Thammarat. Travel Guides Nakhon Si Thammarat – Nakhon Si Thammarat is a city in Southern Thailand and the Capital City of the Province of this name. Blog Posts Why visiting Nakhon […]

Hat Yai Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Thailand > Hat Yai Travel Guide Hat Yai is the largest metropolitan area in southern Thailand and a major transport hub. It’s not exactly a tourist hotspot, though its proximity to Malaysia makes it popular for shopping and vice tourism from across the border. I visited with a flight from Chiang Mai, […]

Fondling Brass Boobies in Thailand

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen often ranks as one of the most most disappointing attractions in Europe. I don’t know about that. Afterall you are forewarned that it’s going to be little. If you were one of those people who felt let down by the Little Mermaid then maybe you should come to Thailand. In […]

Eating your way around Penang

Penang is well known for being a foodies paradise, and it is one of those destinations where people go just to eat. If you don’t know your Hokkien Mee from your Wan Tan Mee, there is a great brochure that lists the most popular dishes of the Island. It gives a description of each meal […]

The world’s best airport names

Nepal have announced plans to name an airport after Sir Edmund Hillary and his climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay. Lukla airport will become Tenzing-Hillary airport. It is a common tradition worldwide to name an airport after a local hero. Here is a list of some of the best airport names in the world. UK – Liverpool […]

When can you say you’ve been to a country?

When can you say you’ve been to a country? Can you say you have been to a country if you only spent a few hours in one of its cities? Changing planes at international airports doesn’t count (of course), but what about a weekend or day trip to one place? Technically you can, but do […]

Save money on flights using alternative airports in Europe

Before my first trip to Europe I wouldn’t have been able to tell you where Karlsruhe, Katowice or Klagenfurt was on the map. Since then I not only know where they are, I have used their airports and have saved hundreds of Euros in the process. [Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – Closest isn’t always cheapest] My […]

Holland or the Netherlands?

[Map of the Netherlands with Holland highlighted] It seems that some people and media institutions still don’t understand the Holland/Netherlands relationship. Technically Holland is a region within the Netherlands made up of the two provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. Saying Holland when you mean the Netherlands is like saying England when you mean Great Britain. […]