Fancy Bangkok


Holy schamoly. I have just spent the past two days in the Ratchaprasong district in Bangkok and it is fancy. I have been to Bangkok quite a few times and, every time I come back, I am struck by its increasing sophistication. That’s not to say it’s losing its soul. It’s still very much Thailand. […]

Hotel review: BKK Airport Novotel

Hotel Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

There is nothing more frustrating than getting stuck in a foreign city when you desperately want to get home. This is what happened on my recent trip back from India. 90 minutes into my Jet Airways flight from Delhi to Bangkok, the plane still hadn’t left the tarmac. When the plane finally landed in Bangkok, […]

Dinner with David Thompson: Nahm at The Metropolitan, Bangkok


David Thompson has had 17 espressos today which accounts for the overly wide-eyed way he buzzes around his restaurant. He darts from one task to another with the air of someone deeply focused on each moment. One minute he is briefing a staff member in softly spoken Thai; the next he is swaggering up to […]

Pretty in the city: A guide to Hanoi and Bangkok


I am a low maintenance kind of girl most of the time. I would like to be prissier but it takes a lot of time to get your hair and nails done. Fortunately, in South East Asia you can indulge your wildest princess urges without having to max out your credit card or spend every […]

Disco Temple – Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

I have seen a few temples in my time. Big ones, crumbly ones and ones that house malicious monkeys that want to eat your brains. My favourite temple of them all, though, is Wat Phra Kaew aka The Temple of the Emerald Buddha or, if you want to get really technical, Wat Phra Si Rattana […]