accommodation tagged posts

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
Cookery lessons at Khum Lanna, in northern Thailand

Soft Adventure in Northern Thailand: Khum Lanna

I’m writing this piece in the sticks in Ireland - surrounded by fields, without a wifi connection and bloody miles from the nearest shop. In some ways it reminds me of Lisu Lodge where we spent the first night on our three day/two night Lisu Lodge and Khum Lanna Soft Adventure tour. The big difference between here and there – apart from the temperature and number of massages on offer – is at the lodge we had transport. Read More
Whitewater rafting in Thailand

Soft Adventure in Northern Thailand: Lisu Lodge

When we met up with my sister in Chiang Mai and she told us all the things she had done and was going to do in Thailand, Deirdre and I looked at each other and realised we had done sod all here. 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
Evergreen Hotel, Hua Hin, Thailand

Last Days in Thailand in Hua Hin – a Recap of Where we Stayed in Thailand

We ended Thailand very much how we began it with a pleasant place to stay. It is often overlooked how where we spend the night influences our opinion of a town, city, or the whole country. 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
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar: Why on Earth Would We Want to go There?

Myanmar was the place that drew us back to Southeast Asia after a ten year absence. This is supposed to be a cheap trip centred on settling in in the sun somewhere but we probably would have gone to another part of the world - somewhere new - had Myanmar not sounded so enticing. Read More
Tuk Tuks in Bangkok

Where to Stay in Bangkok

Despite three visits to the city when we were in the region ten years ago we didn’t get to know Bangkok particularly well. Then we stuck to the Khao San Road area each time we made a return, only venturing further afield to tick off the tourist ‘must sees’. On this occasion we haven’t done a thing tourism wise but have extended our range and seen more of the Big Melon by staying in and exploring some of Bangkok’s different neighbourhoods. We found that each has their own advantages and drawbacks.Read More