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, […]

Chiang Mai trip report – the provincial powerhouse of Southeast Asia

Every time I return to Chiang Mai (which has been often) I marvel at how hard this inland provincial city punches above its weight. After thinking about this I looked at a map of Asia, and I can’t think of a non-capital city (and not a port/coastal city) that has as much to offer as […]

Guesthouse Review: Wa Lai House, Chiang Mai – Thailand

Guesthouse Name: Wa Lai House Address: 13 Soi 3 Santisuk Road, Huay Kaew, Chiang Mai, Thailand. I stayed at the Wa Lai House in Chiang Mai. I picked it for its location in the Santitham area. This is one of my favourite areas in Chiang Mai, and a good place to stay for seasoned visitors. […]

Guesthouse Review: Pakinai Guest House, Chiang Mai – Thailand

Guesthouse Name: Pakinai Guest House Address: 173 Rachapakinai Rd, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand. I stayed at the Pakinai Guest House in Chiang Mai. There are so many cheap guesthouses in Chiang Mai that it can be hard to pick one from the list. In the end I went with this one for its price […]

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: AirAsia – Chiang Mai to Ubon Ratchathani

Flight: AirAsia FD 3377 From: Chiang Mai (CNX) To: Ubon Ratchathani (UBP) I flew with AirAsia from Chiang Mai to Ubon Ratchathani. I booked it after comparing flights with Skyscanner. This is the only flight option between the two cities, but it is still good to check just in case there is a new flight […]

Guesthouse Review: Nuanpranee House Guest House – Chiang Mai

Guesthouse Name: Nuanpranee House Guest House Address: 39/9 Rajapakinai Road, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand I stayed at the Nuanpranee House Guest House in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This is in the old city area, which is my preferred area to stay for first-timers to Chiang Mai. The old city has lots of cheap guest houses, […]

Guesthouse Review: North Star Guest House – Chiang Mai

Guesthouse Name: North Star Guest House Address: 38 MoonMuang Rd Soi 2, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand I stayed at the North Star Guest House in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There are a plethora of guesthouse choices in Chiang Mai, which can sometimes make choosing one hard. In this case I picked this guesthouse for its […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air “Digital Nomad Express” from Saigon to Chiang Mai

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 891 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Chiang Mai (CNX) I flew with VietJet Air from Saigon to Chiang Mai. As someone who travels frequently between these two cities I was happy to see when this direct service was announced. They also announced flights to Phuket, so I’m glad there […]

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 […]