Where I’m At: August, 2017 – Saigon edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Saigon! I’m back in the home base after a month on the road, so here is a recap of the month that was. Where I’ve Been Seoul My month began in Seoul, where I […]

Dusit Thani Bangkok – The iconic modernist hotel that will soon be demolished

One of the most iconic hotels in Southeast Asia will soon be no more. The Dusit Thani is a landmark of the Silom area, but it now has a date with the wrecking ball to make way for a new mall and hotel development. The hotel was founded by Bangkok-born businesswoman Chanut Piyaoui, who brought […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Bangkok (DMK) to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: AirAsia FD 654 From: Bangkok (DMK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with AirAsia from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. I booked it after comparing flights with Skyscanner. There are several airlines flying this route so prices are competitive. In the end I just picked a flight that was in the […]

Hotel Review – Business Inn, a budget hotel near Nana BTS in Bangkok

Hotel Name: Business Inn Address: 153/11-14 Soi Sukhumvit 11/1, Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok, Thailand I stayed at the Business Inn in Bangkok. I was looking for something on Sukhumvit Road and a deal popped up for this one. The hotel is on Sukhumvit 11/1, which is an alley between Sukhumvit 11 and 13. It’s near the […]

Guesthouse Review: B-BED @Khaosan BKK, Bangkok

Hotel Name: B-BED @Khaosan BKK Address: 28/7 Soi Rambuttri (Behind Chanasongkham Temple), Bangkok, Thailand I stayed at the B-BED @Khaosan BKK on Rambuttri Rd in Bangkok. This is in the Khao San Rd backpacker area of Bangkok. I was previously staying in an Airbnb and I don’t often stay in this area, but I had […]

Airbnb Review: Apartment on Sukhumvit Soi 38 in Bangkok, Thailand

Airbnb name: Bangkok Apartments BTS Thong Lo by walk 3min 205 Address: Sukhumvit Soi 38, Bangkok, Thailand As a frequent visitor to Bangkok I have come to prefer staying in Airbnb’s if I am here longer than a week. There are so many new apartment projects in Bangkok so finding a modern apartment is pretty […]

Hotel Review: Nantra Silom, Bangkok

Hotel Name: Nantra Silom Address: 130/8-12 Soi 8 Silom Road, Bangkok, Thailand I stayed at the Nantra Silom in Bangkok. I booked it online and picked it for its location in the Silom area of Bangkok. I had a late flight so made sure there was a 24 hour reception, and the hotel is not […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Hong Kong to Bangkok (DMK)

Flight: AirAsia FD 505 From: Hong Kong (HKG) To: Bangkok (DMK) I flew with AirAsia from Hong Kong to Bangkok. I booked it after doing an airfare comparison with Skyscanner. In the end AirAsia had the best price around the time of day I wanted to fly. I like AirAsia (I’ve flown over 50 times […]

Where I’m At: January, 2017 – Nha Trang

Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and site news. Where I’ve Been Bangkok A photo posted by James Clark ✈️ (@nomadicnotes) on Nov 30, 2016 at 11:32pm PST I began December in Bangkok, which was my third visit for the year. I wasn’t planning to visit again until I […]

How to get from Bangkok to Vientiane by train

I like to travel by train in Southeast Asia if it’s a reasonable alternative to flying. For the trip from Bangkok to Vientiane, getting the train is a comfortable and economic way to go. First off I will say that the train doesn’t actually go to Vientiane; it stops at a station about 16km away. […]