Our studio kitchen

A Short-Term Apartment Rental with Roomorama in Chiangmai

A location independent professional finds a short-term rental on Roomorama and realises how affordable Chiangmai’s studio apartments can be.

Clockwise from top-left: LubD's Railway Sleeper, Double and Dormitory

Lub d Hostel Silom, Bangkok

An award-winning boutique hostel in Silom, Bangkok. Lub D is in the city’s most diverse neighbourhood and best suits people travelling alone.

Morning breaks on the Mekong

Slow Boat Home to Luang Prabang

At the foot of Lasagongma Mountain, 5224 metres above sea level, the Mekong takes its first icy breaths. Under Tibet’s cobalt skies, it tumbles toward [...]


Luang Say Lodge, Pakbeng

A review of Luang Say Lodge, high-end accommodation in Pakbeng, Laos, halfway between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang on the Mekong River.

The Luang Say Residence's swimming pool

The Luang Say Residence, Luang Prabang

Set within a subtropical garden of palms, ruby red flowers and trees that burst with ripe bananas, Luang Say Residence and its elegant architecture bring [...]

Ban Houy Fai, with Houy Fai Peak in the background

Hike to Houy Fai Peak

A travel story about a trek in rural Laos, near Luang Prabang, and the fine line that divides tourism from voyeurism.

A room at Vang Thong Hotel, Luang Prabang

Vang Thong Hotel, Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is Laos’ proverbial treasure chest, encircled by two rivers and lush green scenery, with a sprinkling of golden temples that gleam in the [...]

Hotel Metropole's Graham Greene Suite

Hotel Metropole: A Hanoi Legend

Tucked away behind Hoàn Kiếm Lake, beyond the most frantic part of the Old Quarter, where the streets bustle with fruit sellers in conical hats, [...]

A villa room at Good Time Resort on Koh Mak

Good Time Resort, Koh Mak

A review of the accommodation at Good Time Resort on Koh Mak, Thailand’s quiet island. The resort is comfortable and well equipped, with large wooden villas perfect for a family and a small swimming pool, but is a short walk from both of the island’s beaches.


Sakul House, Bangkok

For many travellers, Khaosan Road is the heart of Bangkok. For others it is a tourist ghetto, best avoided. But there’s something multidimensional about the [...]

A superior room at Hotel Samrat

Hotel Samrat, Mumbai

Four years ago, Hotel Samrat gave Claire and I our earliest impressions of India. The cows just outside its doors and the oversized ledger used [...]