Silk Air selects Thomson Aero for their new business class flat bed seats

Singapore Airlines announced last year that prior to folding their short-haul subsidiary Silk Air into Singapore Airlines, they’d upgrade Silk Air to the same cabin standards and install flat bed seats! Now, they have announced Thomson Aero as the provider of the seats and the installation will start this year. That’s good news as Thomson Aero makes some very good … Continue reading

Great value hotel in great location – Review Mercure Siam, Bangkok

Update 2019: The Mercure Siam Bangkok is located near Siam Square, one of my favorite locations in Bangkok. The Mercure Siam has a rooftop pool and gym with nice views, a nice Executive Lounge for an upscale feel and very modern rooms, all at very reasonable prices. It’s a great choice, especially for Accor LeClub elite members. Find out what to … Continue reading

Vietnam receives FAA Category 1 rating, open up the US for Vietnam Airlines

The FAA announced that Vietnam has been granted a Category 1 rating after successfully passing an audit in August 2018 to assess the countries air traffic safety. According to the FAA Audit, Vietnam meets the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for personnel licensing, operations and airworthiness. That will allow Airlines based in Vietnam to apply for permits to fly … Continue reading

Beachfront on a budget – bbhouse Jomtien, Thailand

Updated 2019: 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 … Continue reading

Destination Guide Angkor, Cambodia

Updated 2019: Angkor Wat, Cambodia, and the surrounding temple sights are one of the most impressive historic sights in the world and despite returning several times, I’m still awed everytime Angkor Wat unfolds its size and beauty in front of me. Read my guide to Angkor to find out why you should go,  where to stay in Siem Reap, the … Continue reading

The best way to see Angkor Wat – tips to get around!

Siem Reap is the town to explore the temples of Angkor Wat – one of my Top 5 Historical destinations and I highly recommend it. If this is your first trip to Siem Reap or a developing country like Cambodia, it helps to prepare a little bit. The countless friendly locals welcoming you at the airport and offering their services … Continue reading

How to apply for eVisa to Cambodia

Countries in South East Asia are continuing to make it easier for travelers to visit. Cambodia introduced eVisa in addition to existing Visa on Arrival, so you can obtain your visa online and prior to arrival, reducing the time you spend in the airport for a small fee. Find out who is eligible for the Cambodia eVisa, how to apply … Continue reading