Asia · Thailand

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta: Review

Tucked away at the far end of beautiful Koh Lanta, gazing west across the calm Andaman Sea, lies the gorgeous Pimalai Resort. One of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this stunning hideaway offers a level of style, serenity and solitude that is hard to beat. Beautiful hotels are scattered all over Thailand though, and… Continue reading Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta: Review

Asia · Laos · Thailand

Same, same but… different? 10 Ways that Laos is Completely Different to Thailand

During a recent spell of gallivanting around South East Asia, I spent some time in Laos: the landlocked sibling of its surrounding countries. Having spent a fair bit of time in Thailand, I (naively) thought that Laos would be somewhat similar. Surely the food would be as good? The days as swelteringly hot, and the… Continue reading Same, same but… different? 10 Ways that Laos is Completely Different to Thailand

Asia · Cambodia

The Perfect One Day Angkor Itinerary (with photos)

Angkor Wat – the beautiful, towering Khmer temple just outside Siem Reap – is synonymous with Cambodia, even being featured on its national flag and currency, but there is much more to Angkor Historical Park than this famous site. And this is one of the challenges of visiting Angkor – how much to see, and… Continue reading The Perfect One Day Angkor Itinerary (with photos)

Asia · Laos

My Dream Boutique Resort, Luang Prabang, Laos: Review

I recently had the chance to visit Laos, a country that’s intrigued me for a while now. Whilst I only stopped in Luang Prabang for around a week, it provided a great introduction to the quirks and qualities of this fascinating region – as well as the wonderful people, who in my humble opinion are… Continue reading My Dream Boutique Resort, Luang Prabang, Laos: Review

Asia · Thailand

Ristr8to Lab, Chiang Mai: Possibly the Best Coffee Shop in the World?

Drop everything, and jump on the next flight to Chiang Mai. Why? Because surely one of the best coffee shops in the world can be found there. Whilst spending a few sunny days in Chiang Mai I’d put Ristr8to down on my ‘to-do’ list, mainly as something to do to fill the tail-end of an… Continue reading Ristr8to Lab, Chiang Mai: Possibly the Best Coffee Shop in the World?

Asia · Thailand

Top Ten Tips for Thailand

1. “Bao bao” – the most important Thai word you’ve never heard You’ve probably mastered your sawatdee ka/krup and maybe a bit more, but if you’re heading for a Thai massage and have only the most basic knowledge of the local lingo, I implore you to learn (and use) “bao bao”. “Bao” = gentle, and… Continue reading Top Ten Tips for Thailand

Asia · Cambodia

The Missing Socks Laundry Cafe: Siem Reap’s sweetest coffee shop

I’m going to be blunt. I was not a fan of Siem Reap. Not even in the slightest. In fact, once we were finished with our three-day temple pass, I was genuinely looking forward to making my escape. Pub Street is brash, crass and full of crap, with row after row of overpriced, low quality… Continue reading The Missing Socks Laundry Cafe: Siem Reap’s sweetest coffee shop