Surprises at San Kamphaeng Hot Springs, Chiang Mai

Sign explaining how long to boil eggs for at San Kanmphaeng Hot springs near Chiang Mai

Looking for a fun day trip from Chiang Mai? Try San Kamphaeng Hot Springs. About 40km from the city you can soak your feet and boil eggs in the hot springs. The springs are a nice half-day trip from the city. I was expecting to go, soak myself in hot water and catch a few …

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The Best Cheap Eats in Bangkok: Our Favourite Spots

Smiling servers with coloured desserts at MBK Food Island, Bangkok

It’s 8am and I’m the only non-Thai in the packed restaurant. Nothing is in English but that’s not a huge problem as the restaurant only serves one dish – and it comes from the huge steaming cauldron bubbling at the front of the shop. I’m in Jok Prince, in Bangrak, home to one of the …

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Why Cooking With Poo is THE Bangkok Cooking Course to Choose

Lemongrass salad on a white plate at Cooking With Poo, Bangkok

There are many cooking classes in Bangkok – most of them have pretty names involving elephants, colours or spices (or some combination of the three). I choose one called Cooking With Poo, but as much as the name makes me giggle, it wasn’t the reason for my choice. In fact, there were actually two important …

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Unicorns, Mermaids & Moomins: Bangkok’s Best Theme Cafes

Woman sitting on sofa surrounded by cuddly unicorns at the Unicorn Cafe, Bangkok

Every so often I get a message on my Facebook page from a friend saying ‘saw this place and thought of you’…this place is the Unicorn Cafe in Bangkok. And when I went to Bangkok earlier this year it was literally the first place I went. Which proves two things a) my friends pay no …

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Squiggle Cakes at the Vivienne Westwood Cafe, Hong Kong

Squiggle Pattern cake at the Vivienne Westwood Cafe, Hong Kong

Cake isn’t really my favourite thing – but when that cake comes adorned with the designs of Vivienne Westwood, I can make an exception. Cue my beeline to the Vivienne Westwood Cafe in Hong Kong to overload on fashionable sugary stuff. Why I Had to Visit The Vivienne Westwood Cafe Once upon a time, a …

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Ten Fun Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur For Foodies

Pint of beer with whipped cream on top - one of the fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur for foodies

Medicine jelly, possibly the best banana fritters in the world, Instagram-friendly noodles for 50p – and beer with whipped cream on the top. Welcome to my slightly more unusual foodie tour of Kuala Lumpur. And it tasted really good too – well, almost all of it… Drink a Whipped Cream Beer Yes, that is half …

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Heli Lounge Bar, Kuala Lumpur – The Best Bar View in KL

Drinks on a table with a view of the Petronas Towers in the background. At the HeliLounge bar, Kuala Lumpur

Also known as the Helipad Bar KL, the Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur is a helipad by day, drinking venue by night. Here’s all the info on hours, dress code, bar prices and, whether it’s okay if you’re scared of heights. The bar sets up at night on a working helipad located on the 35th floor …

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