Gin & Kindles ~ A Spectacular Airbnb in Phuket

The second part of our Phuket holiday was during the late King of Thailand’s funeral and we weren’t really sure of the implications of that so thought it was a good opportunity to hole up in an Air BnB somewhere. The price of accommodation in Phuket through Airbnb is amazing and there is plenty to…

Santhiya Revisited

If pure unadulterated relaxation and spectacular views are what you’re after then look no further than the Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai. We actually visited this hotel two years ago, which you can read about here, but decided to head back with my parents for four days during October half term as part of…

Review ~ Hilocks Hotel and Spa, Siem Reap

We stayed at the Hilocks Hotel and Spa when we visited Siem Reap in October. As well as it getting great reviews and looking lovely, my main reasons for picking it were that it was a little out of town so peaceful but had a regular shuttle into the centre, it had a lovely pool…

Review ~ 99 The Heritage Hotel, Chiangmai

Back in February, we went up to Chiangmai for a few days with my parents. As the only one who had visited before, my husband chose 99 The Heritage Hotel as he had a good experience in their sister hotel on a previous trip. It was just under £90 a room per night. This beautiful boutique…

Planning: Bali

I am well aware that we are very lucky to have the incredible holidays that we do. Trust me, I am. It blows my mind on the last day of term, the last day of every term when my Facebook feed is frenetic with all the incredible places around the world that our expat friends and colleagues are…

Review ~ Mövenpick Siam, Pattaya

Preparing for a Princess to visit your workplace is pretty stressful yet a seriously incredible, once in a lifetime experience. Needless to say, when said event was over I needed a weekend away. I am sure I’ll offend someone when I say that I strongly dislike Pattaya, it just isn’t the place for me but…

Review ~ Baan Saitara Villas, Koh Samui

A few weeks ago we flew to Koh Samui for a few days. Flying direct with Bangkok Air is more expensive than doing the Nok Fly N Ferry option but in theory should save you about half a day each way – when you’re only going for four days this was precious time. We usually…

Review ~ Marriott, Hua Hin

A few weeks ago we headed down to the Marriott in Hua Hin for the weekend with some friends and our garish inflatables. We got a taxi down to the mainland seaside resort town which cost around 5000 THB return and takes about 3 hours from central Bangkok. We got a great deal on our…

Review ~ Aleenta, Phuket

This weekend we headed to the beach for some R&R. Yes, I know, anyone who keeps up with my travels on Instagram will know we just got back from the UK and Spain but I had a holiday day to take so we headed to Phuket, more specifically to the Aleenta Resort & Spa. I can…

Hong Kong

For the first part of our two week Songkran holiday way back in April, we headed to Hong Kong with my parents and met up with my aunt and cousin who were flying in from Singapore. We flew with Hong Kong Airlines from Bangkok and got ourselves straight onto the train link into the city….

Crown Lanta Revisited

It has been a very busy month – between visitors, holidays and work I genuinely don’t know where the past six weeks have gone. Well, I do…mainly eating, drinking and holidaying but that’s beside the point. I have so much to fill you in on but today I wanted to tell you about one of…

Review ~ W Hotel, Bangkok

Last weekend was my birthday but it was also Chinese New Year meaning hotel prices by the beach were astronomical. Instead, we had a two-day ‘staycation’ in Bangkok, at a hotel about 5km away from where we live. We chose the W Bangkok which I have seen reviewed by a few travel bloggers and on arrival…