That was what I overheard in the lounge at Chiang Mai airport, waiting for TG 111 to depart. This flight is always late, a man said. This is the fifth time I’ve taken it, and it’s always late. On today’s experience, and thinking of the late arrival of my earlier flight to CNX, he might … Continue reading Always late?
Never particularly enjoy being bussed to & from a flight but that’s how this one begins at Suvarnabhumi. And after the ride passengers have to climb up two flights of metal stairs in the heat to reach the plane. Couldn’t see any easy access, so this would be quite a challenge for the elderly, anyone … Continue reading To the Rose of the North
Suvarnabhumi is a BIG airport. Not particularly attractive, but it works. I figure, though, that for first time visitors it can be a bit overwhelming. Lots of signs in English – indeed, a former Thai PM once remarked that with so much English signage around it didn’t feel like Thailand – but not so much … Continue reading Arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport
In Bangkok, wondering where to eat. A Google search found Thai Tatler's restaurant reviews, preferred location & favoured cuisine narrowed the field to a few options. And, in the end, we chose Harmonique. And that turned out to be a very good choice. My sort of restaurant in many ways. Not undiscovered by farang, indeed almost entirely a farang … Continue reading You couldn’t fake it
Free from the conference and a couple of days at leisure in Bangkok, time for eating & shopping. At the Mah Boon Krong food hall made sure that I left space for a serving of that simple but delicious dessert, mango with sticky rice. It’s the contrast between the sticky, tangy rice with just a … Continue reading Sticky rice with mango
Food at conferences can be one of the talking points among delegates, and the target on unfavourable comments on evaluation forms. But no complaints here. Am impressed that at lunch each day we don’t do the buffet shuffle, but sit at round tables. And are served 6 or 8 very good Thai dishes. Some familiar, … Continue reading On conference lunches
It amazes me that, when I go down to the hotel dining room at 6.30 in the morning, it’s so full of people. People who are clearly not insomniacs, people who appear to be bright-eyed & bushy-tailed after a good night’s sleep. Not people like me who have been awake since 5, or even 3, … Continue reading Hotel breakfasts