Bangkok is everything you'd expect from the capital of Thailand: it's noisy, crowded, colorful, exciting, infuriating, and smile inducing. There are ancient sites to be visited and modern shopping malls that have a kitschy yet high-end ambience. Bangkok can be overwhelming as its lifeforce smacks you in the face, but it's a fascinating city that represents Southeast Asia's tension between the developed and developing worlds.Bangkok also serves as a gateway to many other parts of Thailand. From here, you can hop a short flight to Phuket, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, and other popular destinations. You can also board a train or hop on a bus for little money, and visit national treasures such as Ayutthaya, Lopburi, and many other gems of the country.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
We've done a lot of research to find out which are Phuket's best resorts for treating yourself and your partner and enjoying each other’s company in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Here are the top choices on an island that has some of the most romantic beaches and sunsets in the whole world. And, given the level of the competition, that's really saying something.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out the equation; sunset + cocktail + good company = magic. Thankfully, Phuket's west coast is riddled with places to try out this combination in many shapes and forms. From the all-white sophistication of Joe's Downstairs to the elevated viewpoint of Diavolo in Paresa, there's a lot to choose from. The only unbreakable condition is that you have to be on time.
Patong is the undisputed nightlife centre of Phuket. From nine o’clock onwards nightly the town is buzzing and doesn’t stop until the wee hours (and longer depending where you look). Bangla Road in Patong is the epicentre of the action and where you will find the biggest clubs, the craziest ‘bar beers’ and the fruitiest shows. However other areas such as Rat-U-Thit Road and Beach Road have lively night venues with good bands.
Thursday, 20 April 2017
Thai cuisine is a simple yet clever combination of Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into that je ne sais quoi. Sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy flavours work together to make each dish come alive. Thai food varies depending upon the area or region of Thailand the dish originates from. These regions include the north, northeast, south and central.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Thailand’s food needs little introduction. From San Francisco to Sukhothai, its profusion of exotic flavours and fragrances make it among the most coveted of international cuisines. As a walk through Bangkok forcefully reminds, these flavours and fragrances are seemingly inexhaustible. However, whether it be juicy pieces of grilled pork on a stick or a fiery bowl of ‘Tom Yum’ soup, we all have to start somewhere. And what better place than our carefully selected Top 10 of Thai Food, which spans everything from staple backpacker favourites to Thai classics.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting 15-20 million visitors a year. And this is with good reason, as the many varied landscapes offer something for everyone – from the hearty trekker to the adamant lounge lizard. From the infamous Golden Triangle region in the far north to the tropical islands of the south, Thailand offers a range of tourism options like no other country in Asia.