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

Explore Khmer History – National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The National Museum in Phnom Penh is worth a visit to learn more about the history of Cambodia. It displays artefacts covering 2,000 years of Khmer history, from small wooden boxes or ceramic bowls to huge stone or bronze statues! With many objects from the pre-Angkor period, it provides an interesting framework for what you see when visiting the temples … Continue reading

Top Attraction in Phnom Penh: Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is one of the most impressive architectural and historic highlights of the city. The Palace was built as the residence of the Cambodian Kings in 1866 and today is again occupied by the current King and the Royal Family. The golden roofs and towers are visible from the river promenade and many spots in … Continue reading

Top 10 Affordable Countries for Surf Lessons

If you have always admired the photos of surfers and want to learn yourself, without spending a fortune, check out the list of countries where you can take the cheapest surf lessons! Ecuador tops the list at $22 per lesson and the Philippines is the cheapest place in South East Asia at $26. Nor surprisingly, the USA is second to … Continue reading

Malaysian comfort food – Madam Kwan’s, Kuala Lumpur

Whenever I’m in Kuala Lumpur, my favorite Malaysian restaurant, Madam Kwan’s is on my itinerary! It’s delicious homestyle Malaysian food in central locations – think quick street food in a simple restaurant setting. After first having the Beef Rendang at the Singapore outlet years ago, I’ve come back many times and suggest you give it a try! … Continue reading