Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Phuket - what to do, eat, visit and stay (3)




Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the #CapeandKantary Properties.

In every edition there is an ‘Insider Guide’ – what to do, where to eat, what to visit and where to stay.

In this magazine -
http://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/ our writers visited Phuket and stayed at #CapePanwaHotel - in #Phuket


Do
– go to the hill just outside Phuket Town - here are some images and
photographs -
https://lifeseasiamagazine.com/2017/07/21/wat-khao-rang-samakkhitham-with-jaeb-and-jackie/

Eat
- Have lunch at Phuket View Restaurant –
https://www.phuket101.net/phuket-view-restaurant/

Visit
- An artist in Phuket Town -
http://www.wua-artgallery.com - only one of a number of interesting artist to visit.

Stay
- Cape Panwa Hotel -
https://www.capepanwa.com - and relax whilst the moon rises whilst sitting on the terrace of Top of the Reef - https://www.capepanwa.com/topofthereef.php





      

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cafe Kantary and Alex Face


Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the #CapeandKantary Properties. In every edition, there is always an article that we like to share on Social Media. In this edition - https://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue15/index.html - (Pages 44-47) one writer visited and met Alex Face - the Man behind the Rabbit – a conversation with Alex Face

Alex Face is a popular Thai Street Artist whose canvas is what is around us - the city and the country side. His signature is the bunny in a number of different poses. In the interview, we read that “The face in all of my artwork is my daughter as a baby.”

If you are visiting Thailand you will see Alex’s work in a number of different places but more are now seen around the world - follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alexfacebkk/.

Here is a map of some Street Art (including some of Alex’s) if you are visiting Phuket - http://timinphuket-mapsofphuket.blogspot.com/2016/06/street-art-in-phuket-town.html#.Wem3X8ZL2Rt.

Visit us at Café Kantary in Prachiniburi - https://www.cafekantary.com/prachinburi/ and see what Alex painted on the walls.Photo courtesy of Instagram and ora_onn

  

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Unique Markets in the World

  



Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the Cape and Kantary Properties. In every edition, there is always an article that we like to share. In this edition - http://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue7/index.html - (Pages 45-49) the writer wrote about – 10 Most Unique Markets in the World.

1.     Aalsmeer – a flower market in #Amsterdam - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aalsmeer_Flower_Auction
2.     Chandni Cwok – an old and busy market in #Delhi - http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/shopping/chandni_chowk.jsp
3.     San Pedro Tempo Antiques Fair – in #BuenosAries - https://www.buenostours.com/feria-de-san-telmo-sundays
4.     Tsukiji Central Fish Market – in #Tokyo – but get up early to see the Tuna auction - https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3021.html
5.     Sonora Witchcraft Market – in #MexicoCity – but don’t be surprised what you find here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercado_de_Sonora 



6.     Tha Kha Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำท่าคา) – in #SamutSongkhram – go during the week - https://migrationology.com/tha-kha-floating-market-thailand/
7.     Rose Bowl Flea market – in #LosAngeles - https://www.thespruce.com/rose-bowl-flea-market-1313609  



8.     Chatuchak Weekend Market – in #Bangkok – so much for sale, prepare to be there all day - http://www.chatuchak.org
9.     Annual Christmas Market – in #Nuremberg, #Germany – just for the month of December - http://www.christkindlesmarkt.de/en/
10.   Chichicastenango – in El Quiche, #Guatemala – and visit the historical sites nearby - http://wikitravel.org/en/Chichicastenango    



      

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Phuket - Jesinta and Buddy


Jesinta and Buddy (a famous Australian couple) took a trip to Thailand to celebrate their first wedding anniversary recently. One of the hotels that they chose to stay in was us at Cape Panwa Hotel - where they shared cocktails round the pool, took photographs from the balcony and enjoyed themselves on the beach.




     

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sriracha - Aki Matsuri Festival






The Aki Matsuri Festival is a long-standing celebration of the arrival of Autumn in Japan.  Cape and Kantary Hotels recently organised its 9th annual event in Sriracha to celebrate this. 


Cape and Kantary Hotels in Sriracha invited over 500 residents from their properties there – also known as ‘Little Osaka’ - to join in this year’s festivities. 


The Sriracha Health Park was transformed into Japan by the addition of lanterns, games to play, events, kiosks and shows. Many of the guests chose to wear a ‘yukuta’ – a traditional Japanese summer kimono which made you feel as if you were in Japan.


The tremendous array of foods was prepared by Cape & Kantary Restaurants – including Le Marin Mediterranean Restaurant, Cape Racha Hotel; California Steak Restaurant, Karavel House; and The Orchard Restaurant, Kantary Bay Hotel.  Refreshments were prepared by Café Kantary and the Japanese style rice by Camp Curry in Bangkok.


This year a trip to the FROST Magical Ice in Pattaya was added to the event for the media travelling from Bangkok – where temperatures can drop to -10 °C – and we were welcomed by enormous ‘white sand structures’ from Thai fairy tales from the Himmapan era.


 


      


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Café Kantary - volume 19

 

The latest Cape+Kantary magazine is out this month - https://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue19/index.html

This will be in all our Café Kantary around #Thailand and a great many more places.

This month’s issue focuses on Korat – the magazine will help you to explore it – from the contemporary art gallery to the best wagyu beef in the country, from ancient ruins to modern malls.

 Visit Korat to see a province in Thailand which is often over looked and stay with us at Kantary Hotel - https://www.kantarycollection.com/kantaryhotel-korat/

#Cape+KantaryMagazine #CapeandKantary #KantaryCollection #Korat
 
 
    

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Khao Lak - what to do, eat, visit and stay






Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the #CapeandKantary Properties. In every edition there is an ‘Insider Guide’ – what to do, where to eat, what to visit and where to stay.

In this magazine - https://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue7/index.html (page 85) our writers visited Khao Lak and stayed at Kantary Beach - https://www.kantarycollection.com/kantarybeach-khaolak/
Do
- Play golf at the Thai Muang Golf Club - http://www.phuket.com/golf/thai-muang-golf.htm  
Eat
- Had lunch at the Café Andaman - https://www.kantarycollection.com/kantarybeach-khaolak/dining.php?page_name=cafe_andaman
 and choose from a selection of excellent western and Thai dishes

Visit
- Suwan Kuha Cave Temple - http://www.jamiesphuketblog.com/2009/02/wat-sawan-kuha-temple-phang-nga.html -  also known as Wat Tham. There are a number of wild monkeys outside the cave with the reclining Buddha inside.
 Stay
-
With us at Kantary Beach - https://www.kantarycollection.com/kantarybeach-khaolak/ - the tropical beachside hotel where you can escape from the worries of the world. 


  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bangkok - Chef Giovanni at No.43 Italian Bistro

Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the #CapeandKantary Properties.
In every edition, there is always an article that we like to share.
In this edition - https://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue15/index.html - (Pages 82-83) one writer visited #CapeHouse in #Bangkok to meet Chef Giovanni Salice.
Chef Giovanni is originally from the beautiful Amalfi Coast in southern Italy but he started his culinary career in the northern city of Milan.
In 2010 he arrived in Thailand and he has been here ever since.

Read more of the article in the magazine but if you visit No.43 Italian Bistro - https://www.capehouse.com/dining.php - be sure to have his risotto with porcini mushroom and truffle. The rice is cooked to perfection and finished off with a generous helping of butter, Parmesan cheese, and slices of truffle.


     

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Khao Lak - a day trip


 
Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the Cape and Kantary Properties.
In every edition, there is always an article that we like to share
In this edition - http://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue15/index.html - (Pages 74-76) one writer visited Kantary Beach Khao Lak and went on a road trip to Khao Sok and the stunning untouched beauty of Khao Sok National Park – more than 700 square kilometers.
 
They started with breakfast at Kantary Beach Khao Lak. Then it was time to take the road to Khao Sok National Park – approximately one hour – and here we took a guided tour, you can take a tour or just take a map and hike on your own. The park is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more -  http://www.khaosok.com
 
 
Then you may want to visit Cheow Larn Lake - http://www.khaosok.com/activities/  - and here are the three majestic limestone mountains rising out of the lake – make sure you visit the popular ‘Guilin Viewpoint’ - https://khaosoklake.com/khao-sok-lake-adventure-tours/

Have lunch on the floating bungalows - https://khaosoklake.com/floating-bungalows-khao-sok-raft-houses-thailand/ - certainly different hotel accommodation - and after lunch we took a dip.

By this time it was time to return - we stopped at Praphaphirom Pavilion and took a look at the beautiful view and also stopped at วัดเขาพัง to pay our respects and see the bridge stretching across the river.


After that we were happy to return to Kantary Beach - http://www.kantarycollection.com/kantarybeach-khaolak/ - and have a cocktail at the Otter’s Bar where we watched the sun setting.