Monday, May 16, 2016

A day out in Ayutthaya

There are a number of things that you can do when you visit Ayutthaya.
1) Rent a bicycle from nearby the Ayutthaya Railway station and take a leisurely ride.
2) Visit the Tapestry Restaurant and indulge in some traditional dim sum. (The traditional Chinese soup kra por pla made with fried fish maw is highly recommended.
3) Visit Wat Mahahat. This is the temple best known for the head of the Buddha lodged in the roots of a tree close to the temple. There are a great many more temples to visit here, this is only one.
4) Close to the ancient ruins  there is Classic Kameo Court which is an ideal place to stay. It offers fully-equipped deluxe studios and one-bedroomed suites ideal for short and long stays.

The text is from the latest edition of Cape + Kantary magazine and the full article can be found in -


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pack Light, Pack Smart

Repacking at the check-in counter is a pain. When you find out that your bags are over the weight limit, having to quickly rearrange what you spent hours neatly packing can be a nightmare. What if your stash of salted-eggs roll out of your Louis Vuitton carry-on or even worse your travel-size fish sauce bottle spills across the contents of your favourite suitcase?!
Here are some tips
1)    Ditch the heavy suitcase
2)    Know the weather where you are going
3)    Find out what you can and can’t bring to your destination
4)    Follow the liquid limits and pack carefully
5)    Sometimes less is more
6)    Bring something to bring things home in
7)    Check your weight limits with the airlines which you are travelling with
The full article can be found in - and was written by Kreangsak Suwanpabtakul and the illustrations by Chirachai Phitayachamrat


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Highlights from Rayong to Chiang Mai and Kabinburi to Phuket

Rayong Fruit Garden

Love your fruit? This one’s for you!
Pick your own fruit all year round and taste delicious sample at Rayong’s Suphattra Land Orchard and Botany Garden, 18 kilometres from Rayong.


Ayutthaya: Wat Yai Chaimongkol (Monastery)

You can’t visit the Ancient City at Ayutthaya without stopping off at the Wat Yai Chaimongkok. A magnificent ancient royal monastery that used to be the centre of culture, literacy and education, its timeless pagoda can be seen far away on the horizon

Kabinburi: White water rafting

Best known for it’s natural beauty, Kabinburi is also a great place to go white water rafting – but only if you are good! The famous Kaeng Hin Pung river is said to have the strongest current in Thailand. Rafting season: Jul till October

Sriracha: Flight of the Gibbons

Tarzan did it, so do the gibbons – now you can.
Flying through the jungle using treecreepers takes some mastering, but that isn’t putting the sport’s growing number of fans off – have a go.

Hua Hin: Best sticky rice and mango

Some may know it as a beach town, others know it as the Thai Royal family’s holiday home and others know it as where to find the best sticky rice and mango in Thailand.
Try it as the Pa Chuea shop – opposite the Hilton Hotel.

Chiang Mai: Wiang Kum Kam Ruins

Wiang Kum Kam was a settlement long before 1287-90. Deserted because of frequent flooding the site was later buried under mud when the river changed course. An important historical site today, the ruins are spread over a vast area and best enjoyed by a guided tour on a horse-drawn carriage.

Phuket: John Gray Sea Canoe

Great learning experiences, exciting adventures and ’life-changing’ times on the water!
John (Caveman) Gray’s Sea Canoe – the ‘original’ canoe – led the way in Canoe Tours of this kind and has won many awards and distinctions for its eco-tourism efforts.

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