Thursday, May 31, 2018

Phuket - Fun to stay Fit

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 - - (Pages 84-85) one writer visited Cape Panwa Hotel and looked at keeping fit.
Going on holiday for most people when they choose a beach holiday means finding that place to sit and the suntan lotion OR relaxing in some shade with a good book.

Applying the self-discipline to get up and be energetic with the two choices above is not always easy!
There is a number of things that you can do on the beach at Cape Panwa Hotel which are fun and keep you fit.

1)     Swimming – in either of the pools or when the tide is high
2)     Canoeing – share one with a friend or go by yourself
3)     Wind-surfing – fingers crossed for the wind
4)     Beach – walking up and down a few times might be a good idea
5)     Walk down to the beach – don’t take the tram
6)     Thai Boxing – for those who need to feel the ‘pain’
7)     Paddle Board – a bit more strenuous than the canoe
8)     Table Tennis and Badminton can also be played
9)     Yoga – relax and keep fit
Enjoy your stay with us at #CapePanwaHotel and choose any of the above activities to keep fit.
Original text courtesy of #CapeandKantary and Trefor Cowles.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Visakah Bucha Day

Today is Visakah Bucha Day in Thailand. 

#VisakahBuchaDay commemorates the three major events in the life of Buddha; birth, enlightenment and death.

Expect the temples to be busy with people ‘making merit’ by donating and a variety of other acts. 

Please also recognise that the law in Thailand prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages.

There are three very important Bangkok Wats to visit on this day
Wat Phrathart Doi Suthep – here there is a very long procession in the early evening with devotees carrying candles, incense sticks and lotus buds -

If you are in Bangkok during this time we would like you to invite you to our Italian Restaurant No.43 Italian Bistro and stay with us at Cape House

If you are in ChiangMai then please think of witness the awe-inspiring spectacle at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep - - and think of staying with us at Kantary Hills

Photographs and information courtesy of 

Friday, May 25, 2018

14 things to do in Bangkok

#Pinterest is a place to discover things to do in Thailand - here is a selection - - today’s post is about 14 things that you can do if you visit Bangkok -  

 “Bangkok is everything I would imagine an Asian metropolis to be: massive, busy, loud and full of skyscrapers with traditional temples peeking out between them.”

1) Visit the incredible Grand Palace - 

2) Ride a #TukTuk

3) Watch the sunset at the Temple of the Dawn – #WatArun 

4) Make a day trip to #Ayutthaya

6) Go to #Chatuchak Weekend Market - 

7) Watch a #MuayThai Boxing Match

8) Have a drink at a Roof Top Bar

9) Try all kinds of street food

10) Tour the Chao Phraya River

11) Shop till you drop

12) Visit the impressive Wat Pho temple – 

13) Explore Chinatown

14) Experience the nightlife of #Bangkok
 And stay with us at Cape House -


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Thai Food to Try if you Dare

Each week we post a link to an article we have found in Phuket 101 - and this week we point you to an article about the food you might want to try if you are brave.

For a full description of the dish and its smell, taste and aspect please read the whole article here -  

1)    Phad Sato – ผัดสะตอ – a seed of a tree with the oversized pods hanging down

2)    Kaeng Tai Pla – แกงไตปลา – this is a soup of the internal organs of a fish and vegetables

3)    Kaeng Som – แกงส้ม – a tamarind-based fish and vegetable soup with a real chilli punch

4)    Soup No Mai – ซุปหน่อไม – a clear soup of boiled, sliced bamboo shoots – Isan style; take the time to acquire the taste

5)    Tam Sua – ตำซั่ว – a salad of raw papaya and ‘bits’ (no, don’t ask!)

There are five more in this list but the writer was not brave enough to continue writing
– will you be brave enough to try one?
– but the writer has tried three in 15 years!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Somewhere on Koh SiChang

 5 great things to enjoy on Thailand’s charming island - Koh SiChang - original article written by trip101 - 

1) Chill out on one of the quiet sandy beaches 

2) Explore the interesting caves

3) Visit San Jao Phaw Khao Yai  

4) Admire the restored buildings of Phra Judhadhut Palace

Stay with us at the Somewhere Hotel - and ask the staff to help you arrange a special day.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Bangkok - Two Markets

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 -  and this week we took a look at their article about Bangkok and some of it’s ‘Manic Markets’ - - original article written by Robin Westley Martin.

Bangkok has so many shopping malls that you are able to breeze through them without getting too hot. BUT what many visitors come for are the outdoor markets which are a wonderful splash of colour and are popular to the Thai people as well.

There are two very popular markets, one has been there for a long time and one relatively new – there are a lot more

1)     Chatuchak Weekend Market – ( is about 30 acres of everything, it is so big they developed an App - - to help you navigate it. BUT be prepared to get hot and sticky because there will be a lot of other people there as well!

2)     Rod Fai Ratchada Night Market – this is a retro / antiques market located near some train tracks and some stalls are actually inside the vehicles – especially the Volkswagen vans. Location -

In both there is a plethora of foods to choose from – we are in Thailand…

Photo courtesy of #Instagram timinphuket and superhap


Monday, May 7, 2018

How to survive an overnight train ride

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 - - (Pages 54-55) one writer chose to travel on the train overnight in Thailand. Original text courtesy of Trevor Ranges.

Fine Print - Book ahead and at the station, weekends can be busy, try and take a toilet break as soon as possible and bring your own sanitizer and tissues (just in case)

Etiquette - Wear headphones, be careful of your feet, choose a higher sleeping bunk (unless you are in First Class of course) BUT other people don’t always do this. 

Food - bring your own, onboard dining is a bit hit and miss, there is always a number of food vendors who hop on and off the trains - BUT currently no alcohol.

Entertainment - is out of the window! - there is none offered (although some are offering WiFi) so you need to pack with a little thought and all those cables and batteries - BUT do not play cards, even solitaire.

Dress - 2nd and 3rd class get a little hot, so something loose would be ideal. 1st class can become a little cold so wrap up warm. In both cases slip on/off shoes would be ideal


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

10 of the best street foods you can try

Each week we post a link to an article we have found in Phuket 101 - and this week we point you to an article about 10 of the best street foods you can try in Phuket  -

1)     Pad Thai
2)     Pancake / Roti
3)     Noodle Soups – Kuey Teow
4)     Papaya Salad – Som Tum

5)     Fried Rice
6)     Grilled Chicken – Kai Yang

7)     Satay – chicken, pork or beef
8)     Stewed pork leg with rice – Khao Ka Moo
9)     Fried yellow noodles with chicken, shrimps or vegetables
10)   Thai steamed dumplings – Kanom jeeb

See how many of these you will try…

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