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.
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.
Thai News Agency interviewed several international visitors to Bangkok and asked them if the incident at Ratchaprasong had affected their future travel plans to Thailand. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with most visitors saying their love for Thailand and the Thai people was stronger than any fear an incident like this might create.
Food and travel blogger Not Quite Nigella recently visited Hua Hin, and travelled from there to Bangkok, exploring the food, markets and attractions along the way.
Fleeing the cold is a priority come every Winter. Try as I might to become a Winter person, the sun and warmth of tropical countries beckons and one of my favourite destinations is Thailand. This time, I visit a place new to me, Hua Hin, three hours’ drive from Bangkok.Read More →
From The Guardian…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses parliament on Tuesday to express condolences for those killed and injured by the Erawan shrine bombing in Bangkok on Monday night. He confirms no Australian citizens are reported dead or missing, but police assistance has been offered. He said citizens should continue to travel to Thailand, as the object of such acts is to ‘scare us from being ourselves’
Travel writer Julie Miller revisits the north of Thailand, the infamous Golden Triangle, and finds a wonderful new boutique property; Rai Saeng Arun.
For most tourists visiting the north of Thailand, their journey starts and ends in the fascinating city of Chiang Mai. Venture a little further, however, and a whole new world opens up: one offering rich cultural experiences, beautiful scenery and an alluring, tranquil pace. Read More →
Travel blogger Holly O’Sullivan recently had a chance to write us a resort review on Club Med Phuket, which is located right on the beach in Kata Bay.
Built in the style of traditional Longhouses, Phuket’s Club Med resort is a bit of a crowd-pleaser. Surrounded by luscious greenery and with a selection of pools to choose from, Club Med suits any type of holiday, whether that’s intergenerational families or honeymooners. Read More →
Guest blogger John Borthwick rides the rails from Bangkok to Chiang Mai on one of Thailand’s best-loved train journeys.
Thailand scrolls past your train window in a sunny morning rhythm of bridges, stupas, paddies and towns. The vision, plus the tune of level-crossing bells, beats the plane or bus show, hands-down. Read More →