Apr 20 2013

Air Orchid Farm & Market, Bangkok

Published by under Bangkok excursions

Ready for market.

Of all the abundant flowers that burst with colour year-round in Thailand, none can match the delicate beauty of orchids. Located just outside Bangkok, Air Orchid Farm is perhaps the best place in the kingdom to experience the many types of orchids in all their splendid glory. Encompassing some 25,000 distinctive species of orchid, the … read the full post

Apr 20 2013

Review: Breeze Spa, Chaweng, Ko Samui

Published by under Ko Samui

Yes, thanks, I'll take a pair.

If you’re spending the day on Chaweng beach and fancy a little pampering beyond a beach massage, Breeze Spa at the Amari Palm Reef Resort is a good option. Rather than having one signature treatment, Breeze Spa offers five massages, which you choose by answering the questions, “How do you feel at this moment?” — … read the full post

Apr 19 2013

Review: Flip Flop Pharmacy, Thong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan

Published by under Ko Pha Ngan

Time to fill your prescription?

Flip Flop Pharmacy is a fun bar with a catchy name and bright orange front is a great place to chill out on Ko Pha Ngan’s Thong Nai Pan Yai beach. The set-up is pretty typical of an island bar, though the hanging wooden chair swings dispersed throughout the bar are a unique touch. Flip … read the full post

Apr 19 2013

Ko Tao eats: Restaurants with good deals

Published by under Ko Tao

Simple Life Restaurant

Ko Tao has a range of restaurants offering some solid deals when it comes to saving money… And while streetside is always cheapest of all, here’s a selection of places to eat that are a step up with good specials. Barracuda Restaurant and Bar is arguably the tastiest eatery on Ko Tao. Its specialty of … read the full post

Apr 16 2013

Review: Cafe Velodome, Bangkok

Published by under Food

Get on yer bike

It’s always lovely to find a good, friendly independent coffee shop after you’ve been trudging around in the heat of Bangkok. Whether you’ve been exploring the Grand Palace or Sanam Luang, Cafe Velodome offers just such respite in the form of a lovely air-conditioned space with park views, delicious cake and a lengthy coffee menu. … read the full post

Apr 16 2013

Review: Aquapark, Chaweng, Ko Samui

Published by under For kids

As fun as it looks.

Aquapark Chaweng, Ko Samui’s latest child-friendly attraction, is located in the sea – yes, in the sea — in front of Monkey Bay Beach Bar. You’ll find it in the middle of the main beach, next to the Chaba Resort and the Beachcomber, and an added bonus is that there’s plenty of parking at Monkey … read the full post

Apr 15 2013

Talaad Mai: a feast for the senses in Bangkok’s Chinatown

Published by under Food

A bed of shiitake under a ceiling of fish maw.

Dim sum, fish heads, gingko, shark fins, oolong, incense, Vespas, smoked duck, egg noodle, sala bao, tea cake, goji berry, fish maw, stinky fruit, salty people, pickled cabbage, pig intestines, pumpkin seeds, dried squid, Teochew great grandmums sipping lo-han-guo and the oldest Chinese shrine in Thailand — mix it all together and what do you … read the full post

Apr 15 2013

Review: The Hammock Samui Resort, Mae Nam, Ko Samui

Published by under Accommodation

Mae Nam -- a hugely underrated beach.

A funky resort opened its doors on Mae Nam beach — one of our favourite Ko Samui beaches — at the end of 2012. The look is fresh, the rooms are small yet stylish, and the prices are reasonable at this flashpacker to midrange option. The Hammock is well-positioned, located directly on the beach, and … read the full post

Apr 15 2013

Cheap eats in Phuket

Published by under Food

Get your fill of veg and spice with Phuket kanom jeen noodles.

Phuket is Thailand’s most expensive province and if you limit your eating to the beach resort areas you’ll certainly be shelling out a premium price for food. But you can eat cheaply too — here’s a sampling of some of the best cheap eats in Phuket and where to find them. By far the best … read the full post

Apr 13 2013

Changes on Thailand’s Ko Lipe

Published by under Andaman Sea islands

So what's new on Ko Lipe's shores?

After updating Travelfish’s Ko Lipe content over a couple of trips in late 2011, we recently returned to this tiny yet popular Andaman island for a quick getaway. We managed between swims to find out how the island has changed over the last year. The first difference popped up before we had even reached the … read the full post

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