Saturday, 28 January 2023

What is it like to visit Bangkok? Shopping, Eating, Hotels and Nightlife.

Bangkok is a vibrant and bustling city, with a mix of modern and traditional culture. It is known for its delicious street food, lively night markets, and temples, including the famous Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). 

Saturday, 7 January 2023

Surfing in Phuket

Don’t let the Monsoon rain in Phuket get you down, get out there in the ocean and have some fun!

Being a multiple Australian Surfing Title-holder, my husband is obviously a well travelled, very good surfer who has surfed some of the best waves all over the world.  He was a bit worried about spending 10 days in Phuket with me and not having waves to keep him occupied, but I had assured him that he would have lots of time to chill out, rest his back and have lots of massages and spa treatments; so he was finally convinced 10days would be OK.

Monday, 26 December 2022

Something different in Koh Samui

 Lately, I have been overwhelmed with the number of people who tell me that they have been to Thailand several times and it is time to try something different. Something different I ask – like what? Where in Thailand have you been?

The answer is always the same – Phuket! Only Phuket I ask? Yes – Thailand

Would you eat fried grasshoppers?

 Why had I avoided it for so long?

Stupidity and stubbornness perhaps?

Despite the fact I had spent time backpacking through Thailand and having returned to its capital Bangkok many times over the years, I had declared Khao San Road a personal no-go zone.

New ibis hotel opens in Chiang Mai


ibis, the world's leading economy hotel brand, has expanded its portfolio in Thailand with the opening of a brand-new property in Chiang Mai, the famous northern city which is a heaven for culture vultures and adventure seekers.

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

The Rayavadee in Ao Nang, Krabi

 There are times in your life when you walk into a place and know that you’re about to experience something extraordinary.

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Bangkok's Siam@Siam Design Hotel revamped and reinvented

There’s something about hotels and I’m always particularly excited to see a major refurbishment or even an old decrepit building transformed into a swank new establishment.

Monday, 15 August 2022

SO Sofitel Bangkok - Like nothing you’ve seen before


Sofitel SO Bangkok

The mighty French AccorHotels hospitality company knows a thing or two about hotels, with more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries. Sofitel has been their marquee brand since acquiring the company in 1980, sort of like Lexus is to Toyota. Yeah, Sofitel is Accor’s ‘show off’ brand and the new ‘SO’ extension is the ultra-hip side they describe as “highly creative and fashion-led, each SO Hotel is an avant-garde masterpiece imaginatively inspired by an iconic, signature designer.”