We’ve been back in Spain for over a month now, taking time off to concentrate on marketing our magazine as well as working on our new app and other projects. The last six months in Asia have been quite the journey as we trotted from one country to the next, with our laptop and camera in tow. From [...]
This is the third edition of an ongoing series of reviews on properties (budget hotels and hostels) we’re staying at during our travels in Asia, as part of our partnership with HostelBookers.com. As we journey around Southeast Asia, Bangkok has been a frequent stop for us – since it’s a major hub in the region. Our Songkran [...]
It’s wet, it’s wild and it’s loud. Songkran festival is synonymous with massive water wars and street parties. In Thailand and many other parts of Southeast Asia, Songkran is celebrated as the traditional New Year’s Day. Traditionally, people celebrate by paying respects to the elders and visiting the temples to pray or give food to monks. The splashing of [...]
To get a good glimpse into a country’s culture, you really can’t go wrong at the local market. From colorful, explosive food bazaars to classic vintage flea fairs, markets showcase local daily life and allow visitors a chance to dive deep. These markets can be a feast for both the eyes and the soul. Whether you are looking to mingle with the locals, try some exotic food or [...]
The majestic Wat Phun temple shimmering in gold by night, along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.
Shrouded in a golden glow, Bangkok seemingly puts on a glamorous coat and a mystical air by night. Starkly contrasting with its usual daytime chaos, the city represents a whole different world come sunset: its golden temples shimmer in gold and its river banks calm and tranquil. Floating along …
// This week, we head all the way back to Southeast Asia, where intoxicating smells, sights and sounds await. Today’s guest post, by Ross Fraser, guides us on how to navigate the chaotic streets of Bangkok, and find our way amidst the shimmering temples, floating markets and skyscrapers. Bangkok: a thriving and vibrant capital, and [...]
Bangkok, despite its notorious traffic congestion and noise pollution, is almost like an Asian royalty decked out in subtle shimmer. From its gorgeous golden temples and pagodas, to the intricate craftsmanship of its glittering art and craft, let Alberto bring you on a Photo Tour through Thailand’s Capital of religion, architecture and culinary delights.
Widespread violence has broken out once again in the Thai capital of Bangkok. Anti-government protesters, loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra, the exiled former prime minister, clashed with armed soldiers and local residents on Monday. Thai soldiers fired automatic rifles in the air and sprayed tear gas in a bid …