Category Our Travels

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
Altinkum, Didim, Turkey

A Belated Goodbye to the Triton

Winter in our part of Turkey was once fun because of the bar of the Triton Hotel. We knew we could find friends and life any evening where now there often seems to be none.Read More
iPhone and Android apps for travel

How Our Digital Devices Have Affected our Lives as Expats and Long Term Travellers

Our mobile devices took on added importance yesterday when someone asked out of the blue if we wanted to sell our home in Turkey. We have been thinking of moving on - though not for a year or two yet - and the question got me thinking more seriously about what we would do with our possessions and how much could be left behind in favour of digital alternatives.Read More
Local elections in Didim, Turkey

Ufuk Dover in the Turkish Local Elections

We don’t usually post on a Saturday but because we’re suckers for names and products that translate into silliness in English we couldn’t resist this.Read More
Southeast Asia

Our Wintering in Southeast Asia Trip (in 30 Seconds)

With no idea where we are going to go next we are taking one last look back to our last trip. We have done the best of times, we have laid bare the worst of our Wintering in Southeast Asia trip and now, as the weather heats up for Spring in the northern hemisphere, we end our almost year long trip to Southeast Asia with a photographic round up.Read More
Bangkok taxis

Wintering in Southeast Asia Trip Lowlights

Last week we offered up the things we loved the most about our recent trip around Southeast Asia. This week, to balance things out and because we like whining like little bitches, it is time to highlight the things we disliked. Read More