A Bangkok Love Affair*

  Ever since my first visit in 2012 I’ve had a total love affair with Thailand. From the heat that scoops you up in its suffocating embrace the moment you step out of the airport, to the multitude of landscapes and eateries there are to explore, there’s much to love. Yet when I tell people […]

The Art Of Slowing Down

Slowing down in a city where you can quite literally feel the energy pulsate around you, is a pretty daunting task but one that I found completely necessary.     You see I’d be planning to go to Thailand for a while now as I had been missing Tom Yum Goong a fair deal and […]

Back In Bangkok

  From the moment my feet stepped outside of the airport doors I knew I was in trouble. The sound of traffic grew louder, the smell of hot concrete grew stronger and the familiar heat swaddled me in its ever-sticky embrace. I had landed in Bangkok and I was in trouble because in mere minutes […]

Bangkok Goodbyes

  For the past week I’ve given myself the challenge of blogging everyday for a week. It was a challenge I started for two reasons. The first was because I had been seriously neglecting my blog over the past few months and hated how out of touch with it I had become, and the second […]

Bangkok’s Best Burgers

The first few months of living in Bangkok were difficult. Not just because of the heat, the new way of life, or the language barrier, but because after years of building up a collection of my favourite food hangouts in England, moving to Bangkok put me straight back at square one. Thai food is one of, […]

The Overnight Train

  When S and I were planning our travels to Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, I was ecstatic. Less so when I found out that instead of a 1 hour flight we would be taking an 11 hour train journey from Bangkok to Chumphon, combined with a one hour bus trip and a […]

Seven Spoons

When S and I were living in Bangkok we lived in a very Thai area called Pinklao. It was a mere 2 minute drive (or a fifteen minute walk if you could bear the heat!) to the Chao Phraya river but it was miles away from a MRT (underground) or BTS (sky train) station. Each […]

Wat Pho

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll already know that we had S’s family over recently. We always knew that they were planning to come over but unsure of when that would be, we made sure we saved a few sightseeing spots so that we could experience them for the first time, together. One of […]

La Table De Tee

Finding a new jewel in Bangkok is always a pleasure, especially so when the jewel is tucked down a dead end soi between a beauty salon and a massage parlour. S and I had been looking to experience a tasting menu for a while in Bangkok, however with the prices exceeding the triple noughts, we […]

Escapades

  Burgers. Burgers are a food of the gods. Ok not really, but they should be. Meat, bun, and topping: it’s a deliciously simple combination with endless variations. After a few months in Bangkok I was worried. It seemed no matter where I went the burgers were always average (at best). But then I found […]

Sheepshank

Sheepshank is the newest addition to the Chao Phraya river. But unlike the usual hotels that flock to the river banks, Sheepshank is a little different.     Located just outside of Phra Athit (Pier 13), the old boatyard has been given a new lease of life with a sleek new makeover, which includes a […]

Chao Mae Tubtim Shrine

Bangkok is known for some weird and wonderful things, however one of the most unusual I have stumbled across has to be the Chao Mae Tuptim shrine, on the grounds of the Swissotel Nai Lert. Now, Bangkok is full of shrines but this one is a liiittle different. For you see this is the shrine […]

Chinese New Year

  Today S and I spent the day in China Town in Bangkok, for Chinese New Year. Whilst neither of us celebrate Chinese New Year, it was nice to be a part of something so meaningful to those that do. The streets were packed full of people and many had dressed up in their finery, including […]

Koh Kred

  Dogs bark, cars beep and then the madness of Bangkok is left behind. The gentle hum of the boat engine is your only soundtrack now, but soon your journey meets its end and you arrive at your destination. You look around and see a bustling market to your right, and a bike stand to […]

Swissôtel Nai Lert Park*

Swissôtel Nai Lert Park is a five star hotel in central Bangkok, but it may as well be in another part of Thailand altogether. Bangkok is huge, noisy and… well… concrete. Yet when you step into Swissôtel the background noise of Bangkok dissipates, and instead what you’re left with is high rise ceilings, floor length […]

Taste of Thailand*

When people mention Thailand, food is often one of the first things that springs to mind. A huge mixing pot of flavours, Bangkok is filled with almost every kind of food imaginable; Ice-cream, fruit, grilled meats, soup, pastry, pudding, noodles and rice dishes to go, the streets of Bangkok have it all. But sometimes having […]

McMahons

  Opening just last month, McMahon’s Kitchen and Dessert Bar is the new kid on the block, but with its crisp decor and artfully presented dishes, it has already earned its place in the slice of ‘foodie’ heaven known as Thong Lor, and I was lucky enough to go there to ring in the new […]

An Expat Christmas

  Snuggled in my duvet on Christmas Eve I could feel the anticipation brewing deep inside me. However unlike previous years, this wasn’t anticipation of the Christmas celebrations chaos that would soon begin, but rather the dread that it was 3am and the ring of my alarm was looming in the near future. It was the […]

The Grand Palace

  When people think of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is one of the first places that springs to mind.   The Grand Palace has served as the official residence for the Kings of Siam since 1872, where the King, his court and the royal government were all based until 1925. Nowadays, whilst it is still used […]

Hyde & Seek

Burgers are a wonderful thing. Soft breaded goodness surrounding meaty patties, designed so that every bite gets a mouthful of flavour. They are a thing of beauty. Unfortunately some burgers are goddamn awful, and during my last 8 months in Bangkok I think I may have tried them all. However I have recently found a place that […]

Coconut Icecream

Coconut ice-cream is one of my favourite street foods, sold by vendors with push along carts, it is commonly sold in Bangkok. Inconveniently my spoon broke but at 25฿ for coconut meat, multiple scoops of rich and creamy ice-cream and the perfect antidote to a hot day, I think I can forgive him.