Archive for November, 2011

Nov 30 2011

Cycling Ko Sukorn

Published by under Andaman Sea islands

Off the beaten path of speedboats packed with sticky tourists, the small island of Ko Sukorn sits tucked away off Thailand’s southwest coast. It may not be the quintessential white sands and turquoise water Thai island experience, but a trip to Sukorn offers an unforgettable look into a different but still beautiful shade of Thailand’s … read the full post

Nov 30 2011

Photo: Bangkok International Airport

Published by under Photos

Bangkok’s futuristic Suvarnabhumi Airport has been in the news in recent weeks as Thai authorities fought (successfully) to protect it from the floods that ravaged Thailand. Within the sprawling airport though, you’d never know this was going on. A cool lush atmosphere fills the cavernous wings that lunge out to aircraft and, intentionally or not, … read the full post

Nov 29 2011

Ice cream, gelato and frozen yoghurt in Bangkok

Published by under Food

Bangkok is hot. Inescapably, incessantly, interminably hot. Even if you take refuge inside one of Bangkok’s air-conditioned malls, you’re going to have to face the heat sometime. What’s the best and most delicious way to counteract days with a low of 40 degrees Celsius? Ice cream. Lots of ice cream. Or gelato for the Italians, … read the full post

Nov 28 2011

Getting a Chinese visa in Bangkok

Published by under Visas

In a fantastic departure from the way that nationalism (as a concept of nationhood, not a political system) was traditionally explained, Benedict Anderson posited that nations are nations because we, collectively, decided to believe in them as nations. It’s easy to see the logic in that as you travel around Southeast Asia. While the ethnic … read the full post

Nov 25 2011

Getting from Bangkok to Ko Samet

You have some time to kill before a big trip, or a weekend to spare. You want to stay near Bangkok but get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Ko Samet is in no way an overseas destination island — that is, if you’re travelling to Thailand for the first time and … read the full post

Nov 24 2011

Great places to stay on Mae Nam Beach, Ko Samui

Published by under Accommodation

Mae Nam is located on the island’s north shore, with Bang Por to the west and Fisherman’s Village to the east. The town is situated on the main Ring Road, and boasts a long stretch of pristine beach, ideal for swimming. Mae Nam is a good option if you don’t want to be in the … read the full post

Nov 23 2011

Where to eat and what to do on Mae Nam Beach, Ko Samui

Published by under Food

We’ve given you our selections of where to stay across all budgets on Mae Nam Beach, Ko Samui, so now we’ll turn our attention to eating and doing. Best eats Magic Cup is a tiny coffee shop, 100 metres past Seventy-Five restaurant supply store, and they make the best iced cappuccinos on the island for … read the full post

Nov 22 2011

Bangkok floods: “Travellers to Bangkok have nothing to worry about”

Published by under Floods

While Bangkok appears to be over the worst of the floods, the surrounds are still mopping up and travellers are still asking about whether it’s safe to come to the Thai capital. We spoke with Kirsty of Poi and Kirsty, a British blogging duo living in the Big Mango and travelling around Asia, about their … read the full post

Nov 17 2011

Bangkok flood update, November 17, 2011: The last one?

Published by under Floods

It’s not been the end that most would hope for — a clean whooshing sound as all of the flood water washed out to sea and left Bangkok licking its wounds and restocking its 7-Elevens. The floods are *not* over — not for millions in the northern suburbs, not for millions who live across the … read the full post

Nov 16 2011

Ko Muk’s best budget bungalows

Published by under Andaman Sea islands

Southwest Thailand’s Ko Muk is a two-sided island. In other words, civilisation, beach and accommodation are found only on relatively small stretches on the east and west coasts, with a narrow concrete road connecting them. The best beaches on both sides are each dominated by a single resort, Sivalai on Ao Kahm to the east … read the full post

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