Bars in Koh Phangan

Bars in Koh Phangan One comment before I talk about some of my favorite bars in Koh Phangan is that you can wander the beach with a bucket from anywhere in your hands, or beer from seven eleven, and basically do whatever you want! There are so many people selling buckets from stands along the…

Restaurants in Koh Phangan

Restaurants in Koh Phangan One of the most popular islands in Thailand, there is no shortage of restaurants in Koh Phangan. Whilst they may not offer the best dining experience (at least compared to Bangkok and Chiang Mai)  the majority were decent enough and some of the local food was as cheap as 50 baht…

Sarikantang Hotel in Koh Phangan

Sarikantang Hotel in Koh Phangan When looking for a hotel in Koh Phangan, I was surprised at how spread out the island was. There are a few stunning resorts secluded in the north east and west of the island but they were too far from the main sights and amenities for me. We found, Sarikantang, a gorgeous hotel located…

Things to do in Chiang Mai

THINGS TO DO IN CHIANG MAI / 3 DAY ITINERARY Situated in Northern Thailand and only an overnight train journey from Bangkok or a short 1 hour 20 minute flight, Chiang Mai is the perfect spot to spend a view days taking in the culture and nature. The people are super friendly and surprisingly spoke…

Restaurants in Chiang Mai

Restaurants in Chiang Mai XANADU PUB AND RESTAURANT HOTEL FURAMA Xanadu Restaurant is on the 17th floor of the Furama Hotel just outside the city centre in Chiang Mai. The main attraction to Xanadu is the open air rooftop with panoramic views of Chiang Mai and, in particularly, a lovely view of Doi Suthep. What…

The Empress Hotel Chiang Mai

The Empress Hotel Chiang Mai We travelled from Bangkok to Chiang Mai with Thai Airways which took 1 hour and 20 minutes. If you book your flight in advance, it should only cost you around £30 which is great value. We stayed at The Empress Hotel Chiang Mai, a gorgeous and traditional 4 star hotel…

Things to do in Bangkok

Things to do in Bangkok: 3 day itinerary It has been 8 years since I last visited Thailand and it was clear it was going to be a slightly different experience compared to when I was 22, backpacking and staying in hostels for £4 a night. That said, I was still excited to embark on…

Restaurants in Bangkok

Restaurants in Bangkok There is no shortage of excellent restaurants in Bangkok and obviously the hundreds of amazing street food stalls. Given how spread out Bangkok is, it will really depend on where you are staying as to where you go. A selection of food stall / restaurants that I visited are set out below….

Bars in Bangkok

Bars in Bangkok Similarly to the vast amount of restaurants, there is clearly no shortage of bars in Bangkok or just grabbing a beer from a street food stall! Above Eleven Situated in the Sukhumvit area, off Soi 11 (hence the name) is the popular Above Eleven Bangkok on the 33rd floor of the Fraser…

Above Eleven Bangkok

Situated in the Sukhumvit area, off Soi 11 (hence the name) is the popular Above Eleven Bangkok on the 33rd floor of the Fraser Suites. Upon arrival on a Friday night at 10pm it was busy with a lively atmosphere and a musician playing the  saxophone. With the bar as the centerpiece of the venue,…