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
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
Chiang Rai, a small city in Northern Thailand has an outsized reputation for some of the most unusual temples in South East Asia. The famous White Temple is unique and worth a trip to Chiang Rai alone! Check out my Guide to Chiang Rai to plan your own weekend getaway!
Chiang Rai is a small town, set in the mountains of Northern Thailand, along a quiet river, perfect for a peaceful getaway from busy city-life. It also offers two of the most unusual temples in South East Asia, with the stunning White Temple and the bright Blue Temple, giving you something to see you won’t find anywhere else. Check out … Continue reading
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
The Thai Akara Lanna Boutique Hotel offers an ideal location inside the city walls to explore Chiang Mai. The resort setting with pool and garden are beautiful, the rooms offer a nice blend of traditional Thai decor and modern touches and the service is friendly and attentive. If you are an independent traveler, looking to explore Chiang Mai, the Thai Akara Lanna … Continue reading
Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city, is called the “Rose of the North”. From it’s time as the capital of the Kingdom of Lanna, Chiang Mai has retained some of its historic city walls, gates and the moat, giving it an old town feel you rarely find in Asia. The surrounding mountains provide a beautiful landscape and a slightly cooler climate … Continue reading
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is one of the most popular cities in the world – and one of the busiest! Thankfully just a short ride away, you can relax on the beaches of Hua Hin, long the beach getaway for the Royal Family. With beaches like this, it’s easy to understand.
To plan your own royal getaway, start with my Destination Guide Bangkok and the Getaway Hua Hin!
The Marriott Sukhumvit Executive Apartments are co-located with the hotel of the same name. You get a slightly bland one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, living and dining room, as well as access to the executive lounge, pool and gym shared with the hotel for roughly the same price as the hotel room. It’s the nicest, upscale hotel in the … Continue reading
You are kicking of your vacation in South East Asia with a weekend of great dining and pampering in Bangkok? Or want to do some last minute shopping before you head home? Or you just want to get away for a fun weekend with the best nightlife in South East Asia – I have the perfect weekend itinerary Bangkok for … Continue reading