Royal Barge Procession – Bangkok 2012

The Royal Barge Procession on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok is one of the great spectacles of Thai royalty. This event has only been held 16 times since 1959, and the 2012 procession was meant to be in 2011 but it was was postponed due to the flooding. The official event is on the […]

Cost of living Thailand: Living in Chiang Mai for $505 a month

In 2010 I arrived in Chiang Mai to celebrate Christmas with some fellow bloggers and online business friends. I thought it was going to be a two week visit, but I was then invited to attend a coffee tour which which brought me back the following month. Each time I came back I thought I […]

Where I’m At: May, 2012 – Bangkok

Travelling for the next two months Greetings from Bangkok. While I have extolled the virtues of living in Chiang Mai, particularly with its excellent cafe culture, every time I come back to Bangkok I feel like I should be spending some more living time here as well. I had considered getting the Chiang Mai – […]

Cafes to work from in Chiang Mai

A month of cafes in Chiang Mai – Thailand When in need of downtime to get projects done in Asia, Chiang Mai has been my home base of choice. I realised when I first started coming here that this city is a cafe wonderland. With so many cafes with wifi, it is an easy place […]

Songkran in Chiang Mai – The worlds greatest water fight

Songkran in Chiang Mai I’ve had many friends over the years rave about how good Songkran is, so naturally I had to find out for myself. I have already attended one incredible festival in Chiang Mai, the Yi Peng Lantern Festival, which I didn’t think could be topped. I would have to say that Songkran […]

Where I’m At: April, 2012 – Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai – Where everybody knows your name Greetings from Chiang Mai. I’ve arrived back to my home away from home after five weeks in the Philippines, topped off with a four day stopover in Hong Kong. After that much time on the road I will be here for the next month to catch up […]

The joy of Yi Peng, 10000 Lantern Release Festival – Chiang Mai

Sometimes words and pictures just can’t describe events. The Yi Peng Festival was such an event for me. I have many friends in Chiang Mai who have been to Yi Peng before and told me it is one of the highlights of the year. With such an endorsement I had to see this for myself. […]

Where I’m At: October, 2011 – Istanbul

Istanbul brings me to the end of my European travels for 2011. In addition to completing my annual visit to London, and attending to an offline business in Budapest, I also got to travel around Romania and Turkey. My European trip started in Iceland, which was a new country for me. I haven’t been to […]

On On Hotel, Phuket Town – Thailand

[On On Hotel, Phuket Town – Thailand] Phuket Town is a good alternative for accommodation away from the touristy beaches of Phuket, such as Patong Beach. The town has a good stock of Sino-Portuguese houses and no tacky tourist shops (or girly bars). On On Hotel is famous for being a filming spot in the […]

Where I’m At: March, 2011 – Chiang Mai

Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. An India visa run, in Thailand I went to Penang with the intention of getting a visa for India while I was there. When I applied to the visa centre, the first item on the visa […]