The Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok is outside the main areas I recommend for visitors and suffers from split personality. The partial renovation of the hotel might leave you in a large, but outdated room in need of renovation or a modern, renovated room that’s delightful. In either case, you get great service, a big gym and pool and an ok … Continue reading
After a few days of fighting Bangkok traffic, touring the sites or exploring crowded malls, taking a break from the crowds seems like a great idea. But how do you escape the crowds in this busy city of more than 8 million people? You head to one of the parks that are a green oasis for a stroll, a snack … Continue reading
Jomtien is my favorite beach in the Pattaya area and if you are looking for a budget hotel right on the beach, the bbhouse is a great option. You get a modern and clean room, with a/c, fridge and a good shower with friendly service just steps from the beach and lots of restaurants, bars and shops. There are few … Continue reading
If you are in Bangkok, The City of Angels, on business or for leisure, and want a little beach time to escape from the bustle of the city, you have a few choices: The closest beach destination and most popular one is Pattaya, just 2-3 hours South of the capital. Read on to find out how to make the most … Continue reading
The Mercure Bangkok Makkasan is the latest Accor hotel to open in Bangkok, located near the Airport Rail Link (ARL) Station Makkasan, one stop from Asoke/Sukhumvit. The Mercure has the nicest rooms you’ll find in Bangkok in this price category, a nice pool and gym. But the location that sounded great on paper is terrible, forcing a long walk along … Continue reading
Bangkok is a fun city and it’s most beautiful from high above at sunset. With plenty of rooftop bars to choose from, like my favorites Octave or Vertigo, you can pick a good spot, order a drink and wait for the sun to settle over the busy city and the lights to blink all over. It’s a fantastic way to end a day in Bangkok, the City of Angels – don’t miss it!
The Hilton Sukhumvit is located near the Phrom Phong BTS and Emporium malls, offers some of the best value in the Hilton portfolio in town and a nice Executive Lounge to boot. If you are Hilton Honors fan, you should consider it on your next visit to the City of Angels! … Continue reading
The pullman King Power Bangkok was the first pullman hotel worldwide, recently celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary and underwent a renovation. It now offers a grand lobby, great pool, spa and lounge and stylish rooms at reasonable prices. If you don’t mind the walk to BTS and airport train, you’ll get quickly to anywhere in Bangkok and you get a … Continue reading
If you have traveled in Thailand, you might have noticed the colorful planes with a bird’s beak – they belong to Nok Air, a low-cost carrier based in Thailand. After more than 15 years of visiting Thailand, I finally flew with them and I was pleasantly surprised: Despite their low fares, they are a step up compared to AirAsia and … Continue reading
Most people come to Phuket for its sandy beaches, warm water and sunny weather. Many look forward to great food and fun nightlife. But one of the most impressive sights Phuket has to offer is the impressive coast line in Phang-nga National Park with the dramatic limestone cliffs dropping into the ocean! So, if you spend your vacation on Phuket, make sure to take a tour of the beautiful nature surrounding it!