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

Snapshot Review: Cambodia Angkor Airlines

Cambodia Angkor Air is the flag carrier of Cambodia and was only founded in 2009. It’s a small airline with only 6 planes that will get you to the neighboring countries and around Cambodia. If you happen to visit and see Cambodia Angkor Air as an option, don’t worry – they are safe to fly and offer a good experience … 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

Germania – another European airline is bankrupt. Competitors offer discounted flights to bring stranded passengers home

It has been a tough time for European airlines – after the bankruptcies of Air Berlin and Alitalia and the collapse of Monarch and Primera, another low-cost carrier has abruptly stopped operations, stranding thousands of passengers. German leisure airline Germania declared bankruptcy on Monday, halting all operations. Passengers who are booked on a flight as part of a tour package … 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

Review: Hi Chiang Rai Hotel – clean & modern hotel in downtown

The Hi Chiang Rai Hotel offers clean and modern rooms in the center of Chiang Rai in Thailand’s North, making it easy to explore the town and surrounding sights. Service is friendly, but an odd pool and limited breakfast are downsides. Check out my review and photos to see, if this is the right hotel for your visit to Chiang … Continue reading