Hotel Review: Bangkok Residence, Bangkok – Thailand

Hotel Name: Bangkok Residence Address: 1561/6-8 Soi Petchaburi 41, New Petchaburi Rd, Makkasan, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the Bangkok Residence in Bangkok. I booked it for its location near the Makkasan Airport Railway Link. This is not usually an area I stay in, so I wanted to try out another area. Plus I was […]

Flight Review: Thai Airways – Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

Flight: Thai Airways TG 551 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Bangkok (BKK) I flew with Thai Airways from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok. There are numerous airlines flying this route, so I compared airlines with Skyscanner to find the best option. At the time of booking the airline options included Thai AirAsia […]

Where I’m At: July, 2018 – Osaka edition

Greetings from Osaka and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Luang Prabang I ended up spending a week in Luang Prabang, and it turned out to be a productive stay. I was mainly interested in exploring the town, so […]

The re-emergence of Bangkok Chinatown – get there before the metro does

Bangkok Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, and it’s as old as the city itself. Chinatown is at the bottom of Rattanakosin Island, which is the historic part of the city by the Chao Phraya River. Even without the Chinese-themed stores there is a distinct feel to this area compared to […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Bangkok (BKK) to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 804 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Vietjet Air from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. There are several airlines flying this route, with departures leaving throughout the day. I compared flights online with Skyscanner and went with Vietjet Air for the combination of price, […]

S30 Hotel – A budget hotel on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok

Guesthouse Name: S30 Hotel Address: 1/61 Soi Sukhumvit 30, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at the S30 Hotel in Bangkok. I picked it for its location on Sukhumvit Road, which is one of my preferred areas to stay in Bangkok. I know Sukhumvit Road quite well by now, but I couldn’t place anything I […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Luang Prabang to Bangkok

Flight: AirAsia FD 1031 From: Luang Prabang (LPQ) To: Bangkok (DMK) I flew with AirAsia from Luang Prabang to Bangkok. I booked it after comparing flights with Skyscanner. This was the return leg of my Luang Prabang trip, and AirAsia was the cheapest option again. Luang Prabang airport is close to the city centre, and […]

Where I’m At: June, 2018 – Luang Prabang edition

Greetings from Luang Prabang and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Saigon The month began in home-base Saigon, where I have a solid work-life routine. I have a fair bit of travel coming up over the next few months […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Bangkok to Luang Prabang

Flight: AirAsia FD 1030 From: Bangkok (DMK) To: Luang Prabang (LPQ) I flew with AirAsia from Bangkok to Luang Prabang. I booked it after comparing flights with Skyscanner, and AirAsia was the cheapest option. For this trip I was going to Luang Prabang to see the construction of the China-Laos railway as part of the […]

La Locanda review – A budget guesthouse in the Bangkok Chinatown area

Guesthouse Name: La Locanda Address: Soi Phantha Chit 2 40/42, Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand. I stayed at La Locanda in Bangkok. I booked online and selected the guesthouse for its location near Hua Lamphong Station and Chinatown. It took me seven minutes to walk to the guesthouse from the Hua Lamphong MRT, and it’s close to […]