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Red Sky at night, diner’s delight

Travel blogger Deborah Dickson-Smith recently sampled the fine dining at Red Sky Centara Grand at Centralworld.

There are many Bangkok rooftop restaurants, but none, perhaps, quite as grand as Red Sky. While it’s not riverside or overlooking one of Bangkok’s grand temples, it is 55 floors up and has 360 degree views of the city – which is particularly photogenic at night. Read More


Medical Travel to Thailand

Guest blogger John Borthwick recently inspected several major Bangkok hospitals specialising in “medical tourism” and spoke to post-op clients.

“You might call us the Sisterhood of the Travelling Boobs,” jokes Jacky*, 40, from Perth. She is one ten women I meet recuperating in an upmarket Bangkok hotel who have undergone elective medical or dental procedures in Thailand rather than at home in Australia. Read More


Resort Review: Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach

Travel blogger Thatraveller, Holly O’Sullivan, recently sampled the family friendly attributes of the Holiday Inn Mai Khao, in Phuket. Here’s her verdict.

A few steps from Mai Khao Beach, the Holiday Inn Mai Khao is everything you expect from a family-friendly hotel – and to make it even more appealing, kids stay, play and eat for free. Read More


Koh Phayam – still like Koh Samui in the 70s?

Travel writer Ian Neubauer revisits and old love, Koh Phayam, and discovers while quite a lot has changed over ten years, it’s original charm remains. 

Ten years have passed since I first encountered Koh Phayam. After seeing it described in a brochure I found lying on a table in a cafe in Bangkok’s Khaosan Road as “Like Koh Samui in the ’70s,” I bought a ticket to go. And stayed for six months. This small kangaroo-shaped island on Thailand’s Andaman Coast attracted me not for what it had – the real lure was what it came without.

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Fascinating Sukhothai

Travel writer Julie Miller explore the World Heritage-listed ancient sites of Sukhothai in Central Thailand.

When it comes to historical monuments, Thailand isn’t the first country that comes to mind – Cambodia, perhaps, or maybe Egypt win those honours. But Thailand has two major ancient sites, both World Heritage-listed and well worth the effort of exploring if you are at all interested in history, architecture and culture.

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7 ways to explore Krabi’s greener side

Travel writer and blogger Deborah Dickson-Smith, of Where To Next, takes a diversion from Krabi’s white sandy beaches to explore Krabi’s eco-tourism options.

We all know Krabi for it’s beautiful beaches and coral reefs, but if you’re looking for something greener, here are seven ways to explore Krabi’s greener side. Read More