Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train – best train times to see some of the highlights of Thailand

The train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a great way to travel between the two cities, but depending on your travels it’s not always the best way. With some planning by picking the right trains you can save money and see some of the highlights of Thailand. Bangkok to Chiang Mai – train, bus, […]

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 […]

Hotel Review: Nantra Ekamai Hotel, Bangkok – Thailand

Hotel Name: Nantra Ekamai Hotel Address: 9/14 Soi Sukhumvit 63 (Ekamai), Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Nantra Ekamai Hotel in Bangkok. I booked it online for its location in Ekamai, which I have listed as one of my preferred areas to stay in Bangkok. Ekamai is about as far east as I like to […]

Hotel Review: Sarnn Sukhumvit 28, Bangkok – Thailand

Hotel Name: Sarnn Sukhumvit 28 Address: 8/4 Sukhumvit Soi 28, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Sarnn Sukhumvit 28 in Bangkok. I booked it online for its price and location on Sukhumvit Road, which is one of my preferred areas to stay in Bangkok. It’s a five minute walk from Phrom Phong BTS station, […]

Hotel Review: Bangkok Residence, Bangkok – Thailand

Hotel Name: Bangkok Residence Address: 1561/6-8 Soi Petchaburi 41, New Petchaburi Rd, Makkasan, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Bangkok Residence in Bangkok. I booked it for its location near the Makkasan Airport Railway Link. This is not usually an area I stay in, so I wanted to try out another area. Plus I was […]

Flight Review: Thai Airways – Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

Flight: Thai Airways TG 551 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Bangkok (BKK) I flew with Thai Airways from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok. There are numerous airlines flying this route, so I compared airlines with Skyscanner to find the best option. At the time of booking the airline options included Thai AirAsia […]

Where I’m At: July, 2018 – Osaka edition

Greetings from Osaka and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Luang Prabang I ended up spending a week in Luang Prabang, and it turned out to be a productive stay. I was mainly interested in exploring the town, so […]

The re-emergence of Bangkok Chinatown – get there before the metro does

Bangkok Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, and it’s as old as the city itself. Chinatown is at the bottom of Rattanakosin Island, which is the historic part of the city by the Chao Phraya River. Even without the Chinese-themed stores there is a distinct feel to this area compared to […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Bangkok (BKK) to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 804 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Vietjet Air from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. There are several airlines flying this route, with departures leaving throughout the day. I compared flights online with Skyscanner and went with Vietjet Air for the combination of price, […]

S30 Hotel – A budget hotel on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok

Guesthouse Name: S30 Hotel Address: 1/61 Soi Sukhumvit 30, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the S30 Hotel in Bangkok. I picked it for its location on Sukhumvit Road, which is one of my preferred areas to stay in Bangkok. I know Sukhumvit Road quite well by now, but I couldn’t place anything I […]