Oriental Residence, Bangkok

Picking a hotel in any city of the world is quite a task; doing the same in Bangkok is nigh impossible. The choice is immense, and even the classy fancy jaw-droppingly stylish ones are relatively cheap for Western budgets. I might never have tried this one if the Shangri-La hadn’t started renovating my favourite Krungthep-wing,…

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Bangkok: In Mourning

A couple of weeks after 2014’s coup d’état in Thailand, I was in Bangkok for a short stay. Lots of people were advising against going, because of the curfew and the military presence in the streets. As usual though, the Thai people made everything look as if nothing really happened, and to be honest, if…

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