Update 14th April: It was a false alarm, the smokey season didn’t end. In fact today it is as bad as ever at 194 AQI. This is probably as bad as it has been, I haven’t seen the readings this high. The mountain has gone again. Plus what’s worse is that nearly everyone in Chiang […]
Update December 2017: Catta Cat Cafe is now closed, but…. However, we have a found a delightful new cat cafe in Chiang Mai called Cat Brothers Cafe. It is inside the Old City, which is great for tourists. Downstairs they have a cafe and upstairs you can mingle with the cats. Here are most of […]
This post features 3 waterfalls close by to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Bua Tong – The Sticky Waterfall
The 2014 World Cup is currently taking place and it made me long for a game of Pro Evolution Soccer on a console. I can’t get used to the controls on a tablet so decided to try a PSP.
There isn’t a lot of information online about getting a visa re-entry permit at Chiang Mai airport so I thought I would share my recent experience. I’m on a tourist visa and needed to leave Thailand for a week. The re-entry stamp is required to continue using the visa in case you need to exit […]
Late March 2014 got very bad in Chiang Mai for smog. The air pollution from smoke one day last week was bad enough to urge us to escape Chiang Mai to the beach. After checking out the options we decided to try Hua Hin. This isn’t as exotic a location as the islands but getting […]
This is a review of Philippine Airlines Manila to London flights. There are no reviews online that I can find so I thought I’d document our trip. The direct Manila to London Heathrow service started early November. It is now mid December and I am in the air. By the end of this review I […]
I have just done a long haul flight of almost 16 hours. To prepare I scoured the web for long haul flight travel tips and used my many years knowledge too. Here are my findings:
Boracay is easily the most popular beach destination in the Philippines and regularly features in top 10 beaches lists for the whole world. After a recent trip to Puerto Galera’s White Beach I decided to compare the two.
I recently visited Discovery Bay in Hong Kong. I’ve always loved Hong Kong but assumed that most people lived in the city surrounded by skyscrapers and traffic. How wrong I was when I saw what a great alternative there is in an attractive bay setting. Discovery Bay or DB as it is known to some […]