Month: January 2019

Asia Herb Association, Phrom Phong, Thailand

Although on the pricier side of Thai massages and spa treatments, Asia Herb Association is definitely worth it. The premises is intimate, so once you venture beyond the initial foyer, there’s not a soul to be found. The setting takes you out of the hustle and bustle of the city and calms you right down.

I had a 90min Massage and Herbal Compress. The service was perfectly relaxing and full body. The herbal compress was new to me and I really enjoyed being patted down with hot fragrances. The registration process is thorough beforehand and they request being told what you like and where you’d prefer they focus. My only feedback would be that they don’t ask for any prior injuries or ailments (which some massage places do) but that communication is up to you to disclose.

 

 

Disclaimer: This review was also posted by me on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

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Kenshin Izakaya

Kenshin Izakaya is fast-paced, colourful, vibrant and delicious. The sashimi is really something, it’s thick and fresh and melt-in-your-mouth. We shared some sushi rolls and some ebi tempura as well; the quality of food was fantastic, absolutely delicious and great value. Their Asahi Craft beer range is pretty good as well. I think the vibrant atmosphere and the delicious food really create a wonderful Japanese experience right in Asoke.

 

Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank, Khao Yai, Thailand

The Yellow Submarine is one of the coolest cafes I’ve been to. Practically in the middle of nowhere off a main road in Khao Yai, this cafe is surrounded by trees and the cafe makes that part of the ambience. It’s a pretty phenomenal piece of architecture as they feature and celebrate the woods and greenery around them. There’s ample space to sit inside or outside, in groups or perched at the long table. I brought my laptop and charger (with electric sockets for power, but no wifi) and had a nice time just sat in the open-air outside section. Plus side: the coffee is excellent, a rich roast with a nutty aroma. Down side: very limited menu, the one savoury item they offer was sold out before I ordered, although they do have a sweets menu but I wasn’t keen on pecan pie for breakfast. Another downside: Yellow Submarine has hit the web and the social media hype is real. I felt like I was the only one there enjoying my coffee, as the ambience was broken by beautiful people gazing pensively at their iced latte and posing for the gram.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This review was also posted by me on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

Cute Corner Cuisine, Asoke Bangkok, Thailand

My partner and I stumbled across this gem in our meanderings of the Asoke streets. This little cafe cooks fresh, Thai and Western style breakfasts. Their coffee is decadent and the wifi is fast- both draw cards for a traveler. There’s a long table and a few little nooks off to the side, with board games and reading areas. They’ve maximised the space really well with mirrors and a second level that makes the cafe feel really open and light. They create a sense of homeliness with a cute collection of hanging plants and a drawn sketch of the city. The breakfast sets are good value. My partner got a tuna sandwich and salad while I got an omelet (and it came with roast veggies and a passionfruit juice dressing for the salad). Great value, good price, cute cafe.

 

 

Disclaimer: This review was also posted by me on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

The Penthouse Bar, Park Hyatt Bangkok, Thailand

My partner and I went up to the Penthouse Bar for a Sunday evening cocktail. Such a wonderful panoramic view of the city and all the lights. The Penthouse is a very sleek bar that offers an extensive spirit and cocktail menu. Unfortunately, they were out of the gin I requested, but the waitress was lovely and pitched me a cocktail that she thought I would prefer- she was right. I tried the Cha Yen Fizz and loved it: Chalong Bay rum, Thai tea syrup, pomelo juice, Bénédictine D.O.M., Fernet Branca, soda. Very theatrical with smoke and just the right amount of sweetness served in a tea cup. Honestly, a bit pricey, but right in the centre of it all with great views and conservative chic ambience- it’s a nice place for evening drinks.

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Disclaimer: This review was also posted by me on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

Deep heat

Spur woods

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All this heat making

Me sweat on my shfankles

(Shin? Feet? Ankles?)

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You know that deep heat

That makes you remember all

The parts of yourself

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That deep heat that makes

You shave your dog in the bath

‘Cause she might combust

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That deep heat that creates

Work in the cracks- in stretching

For shelves or cold baths

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Cold baths mainly cause

We need draino to unclog

The flooding shower.

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Bloody share housing.

Also the Christmas pig dec

Melted on the roof.

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