Lily gives you a feel for the place and practical insider tips.
Bangkok is a very large and vibrant city that can be overwhelming at times. One spot to feel more at ease is in the sois (alleys) near Siam Square. (Read more...)
Surat Thani is a major transport hub in Thailand.
The place to change from the night train to the ferry.
The train station is way out of town, in the small town of Phun Phin. That actually makes it a good place for a stay over. (Read more...)
Satun is a small provincial capital in the far southwest corner of Thailand.
It has a definite end-of-the-road feel to it.
A dusty little town where nothing ever happens. On the surface.
Iran is kebab country, but compared to 20 years ago, traveling as a vegetarian isn't too bad. Here are some suggestions what to eat and where to get it. (Read more...)
Doha is a fascinating and varied city with old and new, rich and poor, east and west, north and south. People seem to come from all continents and shops and restaurants are as varied as that. (Read more...)
Amsterdam doesn't need an introduction. Everybody knows what it's famous for: canal cruises, coffeeshops and museums. But there is more to it. Step outside the touristy city center and find out... (Read more...)