When every museum I wanted to visit in Bangkok was closed for the New Year holiday, I did the next best (or maybe even the better) thing: cafe hopping. Bangkok has a thriving cafe culture. Hip architecture and design, great ambience for conversations, coffee from skilled baristas, delicious desserts and authentic Thai cuisine can be […]
The Mandarin Oriental hotel group is known as the Mandarin Oriental because of two historic hotels. One is The Mandarin, now Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and The Oriental, now Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. In 1876, The Oriental was the first luxury hotel in Thailand (then known as the Kingdom of Siam). 140 years later, it’s a […]
New York City always makes it into the list of most expensive cities to visit and live in the world. I love visiting museums, so I am usually willingly pay for admission. But there are ways to get into most major New York City museums for free (or almost free). I’ve listed my five favorite […]
Spanning about a quarter mile on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand is a luxury oasis and resort that could be considered a destination in itself. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok has over 800 rooms across two towers, two swimming pools, and nine dining options, one of which is the Lobby Lounge for afternoon tea. The […]
A little throwback to sunsets in Barbados. Slightly cloudy. Not the typical beach sunset pics you’d see 🙂 Follow my travel photos on Instagram at http://instagram.com/bethanylooi!