A Weekend In Singapore

Back in August, we had a long weekend for the Queen’s Birthday so we headed to Singapore to spend some time with my cousin and her husband. We had a fab time and have fallen in love with Singapore a little more! There was shopping (Sephora, Kikki K and Crate & Barrel), cocktails and a…

Singapore Wandering

I always find the best way to really see a new place is to don some comfy shoes and walk it. Singapore was no different. It’s a very easy city to walk as unlike Bangkok, the pavements are lacking in cracks and holes and are generally immaculate, it didn’t take us long to realise we no…

The Green Lung

Early one Saturday morning a few weekends ago we headed for the Green Lung of Bangkok with some friends. I had read about this remarkable area on a few blogs, heard about it from friends here and seen it from our favourite sky bar in the city! Bang Krachao, is a government-protected oasis of green that the mighty…

Our Last Day of Wats.

My parents last day in Bangkok had come around way too quick and we were determined to make the most of it so we took the boat down the Chaophraya to Wat Pho and Wat Arun. As I’ve mentioned before Wat Arun is undergoing some serious restoration and is covered in scaffolding so we walked…

The Hottest Day in 55 Years

After the chaos of the Grand Palace the day before and the prediction of it being the hottest day in Bangkok for 55 years (eeekk!), we thought we’d take my parents penultimate day a bit easier. We took the BTS to Phrom Phong which is only about 20 minutes from us to have a look at…

Jostling at the Grand Palace.

We promised my Dad some culture once the Songkran festival was over so the last few days of their time in Bangkok were spent visiting some of the most iconic sites in the city. We started with the Grand Palace, somewhere that I hadn’t yet visited either. Dave was back at school so we got…

Jim Thompson’s House revisited

Last Sunday we weren’t really sure whether Songkran would have got underway in the city yet (officially running Mon-Weds) so we decided to visit Jim Thompson’s House for a bit of ‘quiet culture’. I took Han and Rich last month and loved it so was more than happy to go again this time with my parents…

Part 5: Jim’s Crib, Silk & Lizards

On Thursday we got up early and headed into town to visit Jim Thompson’s house. I have never visited before but have seen the shops of the same name dotted around town and heard the tale of his mysterious disappearance. The house is a short walk from National Stadium BTS and was pretty well signposted…

A dash of culture…

Yesterday, a friend and I visited Wat Arun, a temple on the Choa Phraya river. We took the BTS to the river and the jumped on a boat. Entry to the temple is just 50THB (£1). Wat Arun is an incredible sight with a 266ft central ‘prang’ (tower) that has steep steps that represent the…

Wat Pho: The Reclining Buddha

Today we thought we’d do a bit of sightseeing as I didn’t have time to do any of the touristy things when I was here in August. So we took the BTS over to the Chaophraya river and hopped on a boat down to Wat Pho, the home of the reclining Buddha. The river is…