Category Travelling

Mr Noi Guesthouse Review

Hotel/Hostel Review: Mr Noi’s Bungalows, Don Det, Si Phan Don, Laos

When it comes to choosing where to stay in Don Det, what you are really deciding on is the quality of the view from your hammock.Read More
Thaluang Hotel Pakse Review

Hotel/Hostel Review: Thaluang Hotel, Pakse, Laos

We first found this place four years ago via Lonely Planet. The book mentioned a mynah bird but if it has been neglected as much as the hotel it is surely dead now. We didn't see evidence of it but then we did only stay overnight.Read More
Leena Guesthouse Savannakhet Review

Hotel/Hostel Review: Leena Guesthouse, Savannakhet, Laos

Down a lane, off a quiet road, but still close to the old town, Leena's is good value even without the dog in a dress. More than we paid here will only buy a dorm bed in guest houses nearer the river.Read More
Celebrating Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photos of Songkran 2017, Chiang Mai

We have mixed feelings about Songkran, in that one of us loves charging about town squirting water into the faces of old women and children, while the other loathes it and won’t venture outside for the duration.Read More
Jolly Frog Kanchanaburi Hostel Review

Hotel/Hostel Review: Jolly Frog, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

We love the Frog, but it was other critters that tested our fondness this time around. The Jolly Frog is an old favourite of ours but we are not blind to its faults. Having stayed here now three times in 14 years we know both what we like about this place and what we hate. And I mean hate. I hate its main problem with a visceral loathing but still come down in favour of staying here whenever we are in Kanchanaburi. Having said that, this time we did cast a glad eye at other potentials to see what else we could have won.Read More
Hotel review of River Kwai Mansion, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Hotel/Hostel Review: River Kwai Mansion, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

We stayed at this place because our go to Kanchanaburi abode the Jolly Frog was full. Our songthaew driver had told us this while we were sitting in the back of his truck waiting for more fares, and made two attempts to take us to the Sugar Kane instead, but we assumed he was fibbing and insisted once he lowered his fare to our satisfaction that he take us to the Frog. Damn. The Jolly Frog was full. And there goes our ride.Read More
review of Malaysia Guest House, Bangkok, Thailand

Hotel/Hostel Review: Malaysia Guest House, Bangkok, Thailand

After being castigated for walking into the first place I found and paying over our budget at the disappointing Sri Bumphen Plus, Deirdre resolved straight away to show me the error of my ways. I might point out here that, sure, she paid less but only tried one place too, walking around the corner to the Malaysia and negotiated the 500thb rate down to 450thb if we stayed three nights and didn't go mad with the aircon, plus a 200 thb key deposit.Read More
Sri Bumphen Plus

Hotel/Hostel Review: Sri Bumphen Plus, Bangkok, Thailand

Sri Bumphen Plus was our first choice for where to stay on arrival in Bangkok after our flights but we decided against once we realised we were unlikely to make their 9pm check in time. This turned out to be a good decision both because we wouldn't have made it on time and because we - mostly me - were largely unsatisfied with our stay here. Read More
Airy Resort Suvarnabhumi Airport

Hotel/Hostel Review: Airy Resort Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

We booked two nights with Airy Resort, paying 630thb for an ensuite double per night, and got plenty of use out of the room as we slept pretty much for most of our stay, screwing up our body clocks so much we twice paid for an extra night to further acclimatise. Travelling has never hit us so hard before. Perhaps we are getting too old for this?Read More
The Working Traveller is back in Thailand

TWT in 2017: A New Trip Begins

A little later than usual we begin our look forward to the year ahead by casting our minds back, scratching our heads and wondering just what the hell did we do with our time in the year past. We also discuss leaving Turkey and our latest travels in Southeast Asia (again).Read More