China Town and a taste of luxury

After our Buddha extravaganza we headed to the China Town district of Bangkok for two nights stay in the sumptuous Shanghai Mansion. A lovely little taste of luxury in the middle of manic China Town. It’s a little hard to find, but once there is well worth it. Rooms are each exquisitely decorated inContinue reading “China Town and a taste of luxury”

Ayutthaya and endless Buddhas.

Next up was Ayutthaya, one of Thailand’s old capital cities. Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River, the city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong, who went there to escape a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri. Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Strewn with epic sized Buddhas, swaddled inContinue reading “Ayutthaya and endless Buddhas.”

Travels in Asia – Hong Kong and Thailand

After getting all nostalgic over India I’ve decided to go back in time by a year and put up my pictures of Thailand too. We travelled there in December 2009, flying into Bangkok via Hong Kong. Here’s a few snaps from the futuristic city of Hong Kong. A Blade Runner esque mix of towering highContinue reading “Travels in Asia – Hong Kong and Thailand”