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Is Business Class on Thai domestic flights worth it?

It always comes up.  Should I book Business Class on my Thai domestic flights?  Most travelers visiting Thailand fly at least one or two flights to other parts of Thailand beyond Bangkok.  The price difference is usually not that much higher for a Business Class ticket.  But is it worth it?

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Thai Airways (TG) Royal Silk domestic business class review

Thai Airways has a Royal Silk business class cabin on nearly every domestic flight.   Many deluxe travelers choose Royal Silk business class for the nominal difference in price compared to economy class.  I experienced Royal Silk class domestic service on my round trip flight between Bangkok and Phuket.

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BKK-Thai Airways (TG) Royal Silk Lounge (domestic)

If you are flying business class from Bangkok to either the north such as Chiang Mai or the south like Phuket, chances are you will be accessing this lounge.   It is a fairly large sized lounge as Thai has numerous flights to other parts of the kingdom throughout the day.  For a domestic lounge […]

Thai Airways (TG) Regional Business Class Review

I’ve always been a fan of Thai Airways.  I’ve enjoyed Thai on the dozens of short domestic flights in Thailand, and for a few years, RIP, the non-stop JFK-BKK flight on Thai was my favorite flight.  This was my first Thai business class experience, and was excited to try it out.  Did it live […]

My current Japanese snack food obsession: Yuzu Kosho Kettle Chips by Calbee

If you’ve ever been to Japan, or just know about Japanese snacks, you know that the Japanese apply their obsessive nature to snack foods too.  We benefit from this by eating some of the most inventive, and sometimes tasty snacks.  Here’s my current Japanese snack food obsession, Yuzu Kosho Kettle Chips by Calbee.

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Ariyasom Villa: Stay in a traditional Thai mansion in the heart of Bangkok

A common criticism of deluxe hotels in Bangkok is the lack of traditional local Thai style.  The Ariyasom Villa is a 1940’s traditional Thai estate that has been carefully converted into a deluxe boutique resort, in the center of the city.  If you ever wanted to stay at Jim Thompson’s house, this is your […]

KIX-Thai Royal Orchid Lounge (international)

I was excited for my first visit to Kansai Airport, built on a manmade island outside of Osaka.  I had seen the Discovery Channel special about its construction.  I had the opportunity to experience the Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge for my flight from Japan to Thailand.

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Is top rated ramen really better? Fu-Unji ramen restaurant review

One of the priorities during my trip to Japan was to eat at a top rated ramen shop.  There are thousands of ramen shops in Tokyo, so what makes one a top rated shop?  The Japanese who are obsessed with rankings and guides have annual guide books and TV stations frequently do stories on […]

Should you travel to Thailand now?

Since I’m in Bangkok right now, I thought it would be appropriate to report on the situation in Bangkok.  I’m not going to support a side, but I am going to tell you why it is still safe to travel to Bangkok.  I visited a “red shirt” protest site today to see what was […]

Still Lost In Translation

There’s something special about having cocktails at the NY Bar & Grill atop the Park Hyatt Tokyo.  There are numerous bars in Tokyo that also boast drinking while high up in the sky, but there is an experience that only the Park Hyatt can provide.  Is it because of the film Lost In Translation?