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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hotel Review: Thasanee Hotel, 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. […]

Guesthouse Review: Chitanun Guest House, Kanchanaburi – Thailand

Hotel Name: Chitanun Guest House Address: 47/3 Maenam Kwae Road, Kanchanaburi, Thailand I stayed at the Chitanun Guest House in Kanchanaburi. I booked online at the rate of $6.88USD per night. That was the online discounted rate and it didn’t show the THB rate. The Chitanun is on Maenam Kwae Road, which is the main […]

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 […]