Updated 2020: The ibis Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 (formerly ibis Nana) is one of the cheapest Accor Hotels in Bangkok and conveniently close to the all-important BTS Skytrain. You get standard ibis rooms with additional amenities, a full breakfast and good service for a bargain price. It’s not ideal for families though, as the ibis Sukhumvit 4 is located in the … Continue reading
Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North”, is Thailand’s second city and a great place to escape to from bustling Bangkok. It’s a little calmer and cooler, set in the Northern mountains of Thailand. One place you shouldn’t miss is Wat Phratat Doi Suthep temple. The buddhist temple sits on top of Doi Suthep mountain and offers stunning views over the valley and the city.
Do plan your own trip to Chiang Mai, the Rose of the North, for a weekend getaway (or more), check out my Chiang Mai Guide with things to see and places to stay and eat!
Accor Hotels has frequent “Private Sales” for Accor LeClub members and sometimes regional sales, too. The current sale offers a 35% discount on hotels on Bali or Lombok in Indonsia for all members and 45% for AccorPlus members. The promotional rate also includes free breakfast, making this an even sweeter deal! The current sale runs through February 28th, 2020 for stays through December … Continue reading
Updated 2020: Grab is the uber of South East Asia, offering ride hail services, food delivery and courier services, and since the acquisition of uber, your only choice to hail a ride in Manila! And while it was certainly inspired by uber, it has made adjustments to the local needs and using the service is a little different. Check out … Continue reading
I’m usually not a fan of tourist-oriented attractions, but a tricycle ride in Melaka’s Old Town, especially at night, is a fun treat: I have never, anywhere in the world, seen tricycles (or rikshas or any other public transport) seen as decorated as here. In the old days, the decoration would be elaborate flower arrangements. In 2019, they are over-the-top light shows. You can even pick a “Hello Kitty” tricycle for your tour of town.
To plan your own getaway to Melaka, Malaysia, easily reached from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, check out my Destination Guide Melaka!
Need some inspiration for your vacation in 2020? Now is the time to browse, research and prepare. Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guide book, publishes lists of destinations to visit each year and the recommendations are out for 2020. The Top Country to visit in 2020 is Bhutan – find out the rest of the Top 10 and dream of … Continue reading
The Sofitel So Bangkok offers bold luxury designed by Christian Lacroix with stylish rooms, great views, great, casual service and a full set of amenities including an infinity pool, gym and rooftop bar & restaurant. It’s all geared towards young & hip travelers and a fun place to stay in Bangkok at reasonable prices. I will stay again in the … Continue reading
The new ibis styles Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 offers functional, modern rooms, a stunning rooftop pool and access to a small gym, courtesy of the Novotel it shares a building with. You’ll have some of the fastest internet in Bangkok hotels and very good service. The location near Nana BTS Skytrain isn’t great due to the naughty nightlife all around, but you’ll … Continue reading
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
I love getting a bird’s eye view of a new city and the landmark Petronas Towers in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur are a great place to get an overview of the city. The two towers are linked by a skybridge at breathtaking hights and the glass enclosure gives you great views. Just make sure you can handle the view down!
To plan your own visit to Kuala Lumpur and what else to see in the city, check out my Destination Guide Kuala Lumpur.
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I love the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, The City of Angels and Thailand’s capital. It’s a city that never stops and the crowds can be overwhelming to first-time visitors. But if you just need to get away from the crowds, fear not, there are plenty of places to escape in the heart of this city and Lumpini Park is one of the biggest and nicest places to go. You can go for a walk through the greenery, watch the sunset over the lake or watch locals exercising or playing volleyball. And then you can dive back into the city life!
Plan your own trip to Bangkok with my Destination Guide Bangkok!