Where I’m At: March, 2018 – 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 spent the whole month of February on the the road, with the first and last day of the month bookended by flights at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. I have kept a […]

Flight Review: Thai Airways – Bangkok to Dhaka

Flight: Thai Airways TG 321 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Dhaka (DAC) I flew with Thai Airways from Bangkok to Dhaka. I compared flights with Skyscanner but I couldn’t find anything in a reasonable price range so I used United points to book this. I’ve flown with Thai Airways a few times now, and my last […]

Guesthouse Review: Big Orange Localstay@Siam, Bangkok – Thailand

Guesthouse Name: Big Orange Localstay@Siam Address: 374 Petchaburi 12/2, Rachathewi, Siam, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at Big Orange Localstay@Siam in Bangkok. I booked it for its price and location near Rachathewi BTS, which is also walkable to Siam Square. The rate was 540 Thai Baht ($17.27 USD). This is one of my preferred areas to […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Macau – Bangkok (Fly-Thru) – Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Thai AirAsia FD 761 From: Macau (MFM) To: Bangkok (DMK) Flight: Thai AirAsia FD 654 From: Bangkok (DMK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with AirAsia from Macau to Ho Chi Minh City (via Bangkok). I flew as a guest of AirAsia to cover the Macau Tower Crazy Jump. AirAsia is a […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Hanoi – Bangkok (Fly-Thru) – Macau

Flight: Thai AirAsia FD 643 From: Hanoi (HAN) To: Bangkok (DMK) Flight: Thai AirAsia FD 764 From: Bangkok (DMK) To: Macau (MFM) I flew with AirAsia from Hanoi to Macau, via Bangkok. I was a guest of AirAsia, who were holding a media event in Macau for the Macau Tower Crazy Jump. Being based in […]

Where I’m At: December, 2017 – Hanoi 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 Hanoi! It’s been a month bookended by conferences in two different fields. I average about one conference a year, so two in a month is unusual for me. I try to mix it up […]

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

Flight: Jetstar BL 662 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Jetstar Pacific from Bangkok to Saigon. I compared flights with Skyscanner I took the same flight almost two years ago, and Bangkok-Saigon has become one of my most travelled routes. There are a number of low cost airlines plying […]

A-One Inn – A budget guesthouse near Siam Square in Bangkok

Guesthouse Name: A-One Inn Address: 25/13-15 Soi Kasem San 1, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok, Thailand I stayed at A-One Inn in Bangkok. The A-One Inn is a guesthouse/hotel in Soi Kasem San (or Kasamsun) near the Jim Thompson House museum. The entance to this lane is next to the National Stadium BTS station. I have […]

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

Flight: Thai Vietjet Air VZ 101 From: Chiang Mai (CNX) To: Bangkok (BKK) I flew with Thai Vietjet Air from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. I compared flights with Skyscanner and this was the best option for flights to BKK. The Chiang Mai – Bangkok route is very competitive with flights from both Bangkok airports connecting […]

Bangkok vs Ho Chi Minh City – population size and other comparisons

Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City are two of the largest cities in Southeast Asia (the largest being Jakarta). It was recently reported that Saigon now has up to 13 million people living in the city. No one really knows the exact amount, but it was thought that there were 8 million, with the city […]