Thailand

Tips and Articles in Thailand

Feasting on Crete What a joy it was to read Anya von Bremzen's article [Food, September] on the tavernas of Crete. It brought back a vivid memory. Nine years ago, after a long ride from Herákleion to Mátala, I dismounted from a rented motorbike ...
My first massage in Thailand left me speechless. It took place a few years ago, when I passed through Bangkok on my way home from Bhutan. I had several hours between flights, so I called an American friend living in Bangkok to see if he wanted to ...
high style, few francs A new Paris hotel, the Libertel Quartier Latin, takes its decorative cues from its location at the crossroads of the city's intellectual life: in the Fifth Arrondissement near the Sorbonne. Designed as a study in bookishness...
Stepping through the doors of the Oriental Bangkok from the exhilarating and exhausting tumult of Bangkok is like entering a calmer, quieter, deeply different world. This is not the average five-star hotel. This is a hotel with a history. Though ...
once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment The Jet Set Ring in the new millennium with a sonic boom. Aboard the Concorde, on Intrav's Ultimate Trip, you and 95 other passengers will hop your way around the globe in 18 days, touc...
London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated with United Designers' Keith Hobbs and Linzi Coppick—who styled the interiors of Dublin's Claren...
See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide open spaces. Quick: What’s the best time of year to visit Thailand?If you’re looking for grea...
. . . from TorontoMatthew Modine, actor "I was shooting a film--Tom DiCillo's The Real Blond, with Daryl Hannah and Marlo Thomas. We did one scene at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and I was impressed by the Henry Moore sculptures. Our hotel, the S...
After a bumpy decade marred by the openings of beer bars and mediocre resorts, the southern Thai island of Phuket is regaining its sexy image. Heralding the new era is Trisara (66-76/310-100; www.trisara.com; doubles from $875), an ultra-private r...
Update 1: January 12, 2005 1:36pm EST In the first of his dispatches from Thailand, Asia correspondent ROB MCKEOWN surveys the surreal contrasts of life after the tsunami. In Khao Lak, a red and black bustier dangles half-torn from a blue plas...
"So, what's new in Bangkok?" I ask my friend Rungsima Kasikranund during a recent visit to Thailand's capital. "Spas, Latin dancing, and coffee bars," she replies offhandedly, as if to preclude any tiresome questions about good places for pad thai...
Here, five hotels that are the latest in seaside luxury: (1) The centerpiece to a resort community on Florida's Gulf Coast, designer David Rockwell's 60-room WaterColor Inn (34 Goldenrod Circle, Seagrove Beach; 866/426-2656 or 850/534-5000; double...
Asia is filling up with tourists again, and a crop of newly hip hotel bars is welcoming them—and cocktail culture—with fanfare. Here, where to celebrate in style. —Rob Mckeown Aqua Regent Bangkok 155 RAJDAMRI RD., BANGKOK 66-2/251-6127 The Vibe ...
If you think you know Thailand because you've stayed at the Oriental or shopped for handwoven silk at Jim Thompson's, here's a swift kick in the head. It's called muay thai, and in a country that has been packaged as an elegant colonial fantasy, t...
London's Metropolitan Hotel now has a super-sophisticated Asian twin in the heart of Bangkok. An attractive staff in urban black welcomes guests into the Zen lobby, which is lined in acres of Thai makha wood and flooded with light from the second-...