Tag Archives: Thailand

Asia’s Top 10 Backpacking Destinations

Southeast Asia’s lush tropical landscape and patchwork of ancient civilizations, combined with relatively low prices for western travelers, has drawn a steady stream of backpackers since the counter-cultural movement of the sixties. The current flows as strongly today as ever before and, as this list of the region’s gems attest, it’s easy to understand why. […]

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The Top Ten Cheap Travel Destinations in Asia

Asia’s always been a prime destination for gap year students and adventurers thanks to the thriving backpacker culture and cheap lifestyle. Cities like Bangkok and Hanoi have long been recognized as places where the dollar becomes positively acrobatic in its ability to stretch its value, but it seems that nowadays, travelers can travel more and […]

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The Ten Cities with the Best Nightlife in Asia

Sure, every continent has nightlife, but trust us when we say that no continent has nightlife like Asia! From the seedy clubs of Bangkok, to the high-end cocktail bars of Hong Kong, each one of these cities could seriously claim to have Asia’s best nightlife. But, alas, there can only be one city with the […]

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Heartbreak Hotel: The Best Places to Get over a Breakup

With Valentine’s Day looming, it can be a tough time to be single. It can be an even tougher time to be newly single. In 1966 Jimmy Ruffin asked the eternal question “what becomes of the broken hearted?” – well, Jimmy, let me tell you – the broken hearted go on holiday, have some fun […]

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How Big is Thailand in Comparison to the United States, Germany, Japan and UK?

A common question that travelers have when planning a trip to a foreign country is “how big is X country in comparison to where I’m from?” Well, let us show you just how big Thailand is when compared to the United States and some other key countries/regions around the world. Of course, travelers should also […]

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24 Hours in Bangkok

It’s hot, cheap, crowded and friendly: Bangkok hits all the sweet and not-so-sweet spots and still manages to come out on top. Look one way and it’s a mess of tangled wires and broken sidewalks, look another and it’s stilted houses and monks’ chants. Amid the chaos lies an indescribable charm and congeniality that travelers […]

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The Ten Best Places to See Wildlife in Asia

It’s true that illegal logging, poachers and globalization are all taking their unfortunate toll on lush Asian terrain and the wildlife it houses. However, many sanctuaries and national parks are doing their part to rehabilitate endangered species and reintroduce them into the wild, as well as to establish eco-tourism adventures. And with so many refuges […]

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An Epic Night Out in Bangkok

Once the sun sets, all bets are off in Bangkok. Yes, the ladyboys and gogo girls and infamous ping pong shows are all around, but those looking for live music, cabaret, clubs, a world-class gay scene and more will find something to suit their tastes as well. An epic night out will more than likely […]

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The riverside pool at The Peninsula Bangkok.

Hotel Review: The Peninsula Bangkok

Our Review: Bangkok is bit of a bipolar city. On the one hand it’s chaotic and best known for its nightlife, but on the other hand it offers ample opportunity for world-class service and luxury. The Peninsula Bangkok is firmly in the latter camp, as this five-star hotel is a literal oasis of relaxation on […]

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Thailand Healthcare; Your Medical Options in the ‘Land of Smiles’

This article is brought to us by Cooper, Claridge-Ware, an independent International Health Insurance Brokerage headquartered in Hong Kong, China with more than 55 years of experience in helping expatriates and travellers around the world find the best insurance solutions possible. Following on from our in-depth explanation of the Chinese Healthcare System, this month Cooper, […]

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