Thursday, May 18, 2017

All trips share an inevitable similarity - the waiting


 
In Issue 18 of Cape+Kantary Gene Mahasmut Bunyaraksh gives you some ideas of what music to bring with you - http://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue18/index.html 
 
Music for the plane - Claude Debussy's Suite Bergamasque: Clair de Lune - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG-vmVrHOGE is one which perfectly complements watching the clouds go by and the change in the light - close your eyes and imagine tropical islands hidden beneath those puffy clouds.
 
He also suggests music to accompany the bus or the train, chilling at the beach and watching the sunset.
 
Visit us at Cape Panwa Hotel and watch the sunset from the local village

 
     

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A new property - Cape Kudu

 
In the heart of Phang Nga Bay is Koh Yao Noi (little Yao Island) and beause it has fewer ATM's and 7-11 than its older brother Koh Yao Yai, it is still predominantly unspoiled.

Here there is a diversity of attractions – both cultural and natural – for the visitors to enjoy.

 
From watching the early visitors to the forest around Cape Kudu Hotel; the Oriental Pied Hornbills, - to tasting the local indulgence; a banana and condensed milk 'roti'.
 
Explore the island on a bicycle or the local transport.
 
Find out when the 'everything 10 Baht truck' is close by and pay it a visit.
 
And much, much more, of course.
 
 
 
Find your magazine in any Kasemkij Hotel and other hotels and caf├ęs and decide when you would like to visit next or read it online.

 
      

Friday, December 16, 2016

10 of the best healthy activities around Langsuan




A holiday in Bangkok does not always mean that you spend the entire day shopping (although you can) or lounging round the hotel pool sipping a cocktail (although you could).

The Langsuan Area in Bangkok – including Lumpini Park just around the corner does provide a number of opportunities for you to stay healthy on your holiday.

Go for a Run

Lumpini Park covers 58 hectares in the centre of the city – offering a number of pathways for you to choose from. The most popular route is that around the edge and is approximate 2.5 kilometres.

Practise Tai Chi

If performing a series of movements in a slow and controlled manner is what you are looking for then every morning there are groups of people who practising this.

Aerobics

Visit in the early evening for the biggest group – sometimes up to one hundred –who practise this high intensity routine at the entrance to the park from Rama IV.

Visit a gym

In the park there is an area which provides basic equipment for you to use but it is rather shift and is predominantly male.  The cost to join is 50 Baht

Chinese Dance

This is similar to the grace seen in the Tai Chi but is even more elegant. The movements represent beauty, grace and delicacy – originally it was to preserve the Chinese Culture but is more commonly used as a simple workout.

Yoga

There are many styles of Yoga practised but they all indicate similar holistic benefits.  Take your pick from a number of places offering this.

Eat Healthy

With the plethora of roadside vendors and the tempting smells coming from them this is not always easy. However there are always a number of vendors selling a more healthy alternative – from the freshly pressed fruits to prepared salads.

Muay Thai

This is Thailand’s national sport and it is certainly not one for the faint-hearted – it utilises the whole body as weapon and it is martial art which ultimately comes with control.

A bicycle ride

This is a growing activity for more and more people throughout Thailand but going on your bicycle through the traffic in Bangkok is certainly not for everyone.  Nevertheless through the park it can be quite lovely.

Go for a swim

This is an activity which might be more difficult to find but if you are staying with us at Cape House Serviced Apartments there is a pool on the 16th floor – before your cocktail perhaps?

For a full version of this article please read Cape and Kantary – Issue 17 - http://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue17/index.html