Fun space, great food: The Commons, Bangkok Thong Lo

Bangkok loves food courts and the latest, most upscale interpretation of social dining is The Commons in the hip & trendy Thong Lo neighborhood. It offers food from the market stands of great restaurants like Soulfood, casual indoor seating as well as terraced outdoor seating in the atrium. Great food and great vibes make this a great new addition to … Continue reading

Best cocktails in Bangkok – Period: J Boroski

Finding a good cocktail in South East Asia is not easy! Beer is everywhere and these days, an expensive restaurant will even offer a good wine list, if at high prices. But cocktails beyond a too-sour margarita and a too-sweet mai tai are hard to come by. But then, in Bangkok, there were rumors of a speakeasy with good cocktails. … Continue reading

Upscale oasis on Patong Beach – Swissotel Phuket Patong Thailand

If you are planning a trip to Thailand’s party beach of Patong on Phuket island, the Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong is a good choice. It’s an older hotel close to the beach with nicely renovated rooms, excellent service and an upscale rooftop pool & club straight out of Miami and without the crowds. Prices vary greatly, so read my review … Continue reading

Beachfront on a budget – bbhouse Jomtien, Thailand

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

Escape from Bangkok – Pattaya

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

Great rooms, terrible location: Mercure Bangkok Makkasan

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