Finding an apartment in Bangkok

We are back in Bangkok now and the first thing we needed to do was find an apartment. I had three requirements: 1. It needed to be close to Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital. 2. It must have a swimming pool. It’s hot and I’m pregnant. This was non-negotiable. 3. Good internet connection. General Tips We used … Read more

Lonely Beach

It is still low season here on Koh Chang and we often have Lonely Beach almost to ourselves. Our Garden Bungalow We moved into a new bungalow with a lovely garden view. There is no air conditioning but with the windows open, there is a nice breeze and it is very comfortable inside. There are … Read more

Bangkok to Koh Chang

The island of Koh Chang is a 5-6 hour drive from Bangkok. If that is too much for you, you can also fly from Bangkok to Trat in an hour and take local transportation to the ferry from there. Minibuses run from Khao San Road and the prices were saw were around 300 – 600 … Read more

Bangkok Blues

We have only spent 8 days in Bangkok and I can’t wait to leave. Two nights ago, I broke down in tears. The heat, the crushing poverty, and the sight of children begging on the streets just became too much for me. I’ve never seen such a wide divide between the rich and the poor. … Read more

A Soft Landing in Bangkok

Hello from Bangkok, Thailand! It’s hard to believe that we are really here after so many years of planning and waiting. We only arrived two nights ago but I couldn’t wait to give you my first impressions. We found a good deal on and decided to stay at a slightly more expensive place for … Read more