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 […]

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 […]

Business Inn review: 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 […]

B-BED @Khaosan BKK review – A guesthouse in the Khao San Rd area of 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 […]