Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin by train (with a bonus stop at the tallest stupa in the world)

Kanchanaburi is west of Bangkok on the Nam Tok railway line, separate from the main north and south lines. This line formed what was part of the Death Railway, which connected Thailand to Burma by rail. There has been proposals to connect Thailand and Myanmar by rail via this route, but for now it remains […]

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 […]

Sirima Guesthouse – the last of the old pier guesthouses in Hua Hin, Thailand

Hotel Name: Sirima Guesthouse Address: 31/3, Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin, Thailand I first visited Hua Hun on a one month trip around Thailand in 2008. Back then I was relying on the weighty goodness of the Lonely Planet Thailand. I don’t recall making any online bookings for accommodation in advance, as I was just turning […]

Thasanee Hotel review: A budget hotel in Hua Hin – Thailand

Hotel Name: Thasanee Hotel Address: 76/5 Soi.55/1, Petchakasem Road, Hua Hin, Thailand I stayed at the Thasanee Hotel in Hua Hin, Thailand. I booked online at the rate of 12.39 USD for one night. I booked it for its location in Hua Hin, which is ideally placed between the beach and the night market area. […]