I can’t count how many times I have been to Bangkok. This city has been my second home since I moved to France as I have spent more time here than my hometown in the Philippines. There is just something about Bangkok that attracts me despite its hustle and bustle. Perhaps, the food and vibe? Most likely.
From southern provinces that you may already be familiar with such as Phang Nga and Chumphon, to the more remote northern provinces of Lampang, Nan and many more, 13 destinations have been carefully chosen by Tourism Authority of Thailand as part of this newly-launched “One Night Stay with Locals” project.
I am not a big fan of the winter season. It’s freaking cold, nights are long and the ambiance is really dull. Besides, I am T-shirt and shorts kind of girl so, I won’t trade it in for thick coats and woolly hats. In fact, this is another reason (or excuse) I escape the winters in France. I don’t mind traveling across the world to search for the sun and go somewhere exotic. So, if you’re like me, read on to find out what are my recommendations to get your well-deserved sunny escapades.
Chiang Mai is a thrill seeker’s dream. From trekking to ATV to zip lining to white water rafting, there are tons of activities for adrenaline junkies. So, after days of temple hopping and series of massages, I was ready to embark on an adrenaline-pumping adventure myself.
Is visiting an elephant camp ethical? Should I visit one? The ethics of elephant tourism are shrouded in controversy, much like the ethics of visiting the Long neck tribe. Several visitors travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand to experience personal encounters with the elephants. However, not all may visit in an ethical manner.
After one month of backpacking around Indochina, I had been longing to sleep on a cozy bed without the unnecessary noise from my dorm mates. Fortunately, a wonderful reward awaited in Bangkok – 2 nights in Sathorn Vista, one of Marriott’s Executive apartments!
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Considering Thailand is one of my favorite countries, I lost count as to how many times I’ve been over to this beautiful nation. Flying over to its capital is almost inevitable as Bangkok is the main entry and exit point to the rest of Thailand. Almost every visit, I would always find myself in Pratunam or Watergate as this is where my husband do his business affairs. Alighting at the long tail boat, there is that one piece of eye candy that catches our attention – the Amari Watergate Bangkok. It sits so perfectly in the very heart of the business and shopping district of Bangkok that it is literally a few steps away to where my husband conducts business and the airport train. Its prime location alone has convinced us to book a stay before flying back to Paris.
When it comes to travelling, Southeast Asia has long been a favourite amongst individuals from all over the world. When you start to look through what it has to offer, it becomes pretty simple to see why. Many areas are budget-friendly, which takes a lot of pressure off you when you’re planning and saving for your trip.
Care for a travel resolution? I know it’s only August and we are yet to get through with autumn and a part of winter but today is as good a time as any. Travel resolutions may be superfluous but marrying these two words doubles the impression. A wonderful way to motivate yourself to start a year full of wander is booking a winter walking holiday with Inntravel before January comes along. I truly believe that it pays to plan ahead so, you will be all set before the year begins.
Thailand’s remote islands and small towns are testaments that there are still some idyllic corners left in the world. With the utmost level of serenity and adventures perfected by prestigious rentals in Thailand, holidays to this heaven-on-earth destination is potentially one of the most refreshing and magical trip you’ll ever have.
On that note, I’ve rounded up an a great selection of hideaways and romantic retreats in Thailand.