Author Archive for Charles Coleman

Sky high in Bangkok, Thailand

Sky high in Bangkok, Thailand

Travelers visiting Bangkok’s central business and nightlife district, Silom, will be confronted by a myriad of entertainment  options, but here we make a couple of suggestions to “elevate” your experiences – quite literally! Take to the cockpit of a 737, and then  visit the Vertigo restaurant and bar at the capital’s Banyan Tree. Flight Experience [...]

Luxury and fried silkworms in Northeast Thailand

Luxury and fried silkworms in Northeast Thailand

Silk-weaving is a well-established, traditional craft in the rural villages of Northeast Thailand (or “Isan” as the locals call it.)  Old ladies with wizened faces sit at their antique wooden looms on a dusty floor, skillfully and painstakingly threading the most intricate of “mudmee” weft patterns into the warp. Indeed, archaeologists found the oldest silk [...]

Bangkok’s top 4 small luxury hotels with personality

Bangkok’s top 4 small luxury hotels with personality

The concept of what constitutes a luxury hotel is a chameleon one, and this is particularly true in Thailand’s frenetic capital, Bangkok. To some, luxury implies large hotels with high room counts, offering spacious and carefully decorated accommodation and a broad range of gourmet restaurants and facilities. In these behemoths, service standards are often formatted [...]