Asia

Rod Fai Market 2: hipster heaven in Bangkok’s steamy suburbs

Rod Fai Market 2: hipster heaven in Bangkok’s steamy suburbs

If you’re a fan of Bangkok’s numerous bustling markets, you’ll no doubt know that Rod Fai Market has spawned a sibling. The original (and much larger) Rod Fai at Srinakarin is still in action, but for those who don’t want to make the trek, the much […]

Linger at Loy La Long: One of Bangkok’s Best Boutique Hotels

Linger at Loy La Long: One of Bangkok’s Best Boutique Hotels

It’s rare that a hotel is the star of the show: more often than not, it’s where you grab a good night’s sleep and hopefully a decent breakfast before heading out for the day’s adventures – particularly so if you’re on a budget. And in […]

Ao Nang, Railay Beach and the Four Islands – without the crowds

Ao Nang, Railay Beach and the Four Islands – without the crowds

Ao Nang in the Krabi province is the jumping-off point for many of the Andaman Sea’s nautical attractions – including Railay Beach, the Four Islands, James Bond Island, Koh Phi Phi, and so on – which, by default, seemingly makes it one of the most ridiculously […]

10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Tokyo

10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Tokyo

Situated at the bleeding edge of all that is ultra-modern and futuristic, but with one foot firmly planted in the tradition and tranquility of its spiritual past, Tokyo is a glorious, dazzling and bewildering mixture of old and new. Whilst its frenetic pace can be […]

Getting from A to B in BKK: travel and transport truths in Bangkok

Getting from A to B in BKK: travel and transport truths in Bangkok

As world cities go, Bangkok can be a tough nut to crack. Busy, noisy and hot as hell, it lures you in with the stunning temples, the languorous Chao Phraya river and the lip-smackingly good street food, before spitting you out into a smoggy haze […]



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