Category Reviews

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
Guest houses and hostels in Kuala Lumpur

Accommodation Options in Kuala Lumpur

We have twice passed by Kuala Lumpur on the bus and once changed planes at the airport so once we had made our plans to fly to the UK from Singapore we decided that this time we would invest a little time in getting to know this city.Read More
The Hoboroll

Review: The Hoboroll – Luggage Organisation for the Well Heeled Hobo

We couldn’t review our Hoboroll while we were in Chiang Mai. Hobo implies a certain level of home ownership (as in none) and at the time we had two: our actual home in Turkey and our temporary digs in northern Thailand.Read More
Adventure Underwear

Review: Adventure Underwear

Last month we interviewed Nigel Clifford on his plans to launch a new travel security product designed to rival money belts. He had seen or met people robbed at gun or machete point, while other friends had been victims of stealthier thievery.Read More
De Lanna Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Review: De Lanna Hotel, Chiang Mai

Whether we have a good stay or a bad stay at a hotel, there will be opposing emotions when it comes to arriving and leaving. Hate the place and disappointment will reign on first walking through the door and relief when it comes time to go. Like the place and the opposite will be true.Read More
Lub d Siam Square, Bangkok

A Good Room Helps to Defeat Our Bangkok Curse: A Review of Lub d Siam Square and Lub d Silom

We earned our backpacker spurs our first time around in Bangkok by flopping down in some real holes. We were grateful for them too. On our first night in the city, in 2003, we arrived and experienced our first and only night of real homelessness on that trip. Read More
Reviews of travel books and gear

Review: Spanish-English Gastronomic Dictionary

One fear we don’t have but others do is being presented with a menu in a foreign language. Read More
Reviews of travel books and gear

Review: The Gap-Year Guidebook 2012

What a treat it is to hold a brand new book in your hands. Second hand and electronic versions do not bring the same tactile sensation to be had with handling a new book, so it was a pleasure to be sent a copy of The Gap-Year Guidebook 2012.Read More