For the Dutch readers, you can find me on 27 Vakantiedagen. This is a web-site in the Dutch language about the travel experience of people. Everybody can join, you too!
Some of my hotel reviews you can find on Booking.com. This is a hotel-bookings-web-site where people who book their hotel via Booking.com can write reviews. So people did really stay in the reviewed hotels! So next time you book a hotel via Booking.com, also write a review!
And of course Chang Noi has a Facebook Page with his latest postings.
And as this travel-blog is made with Blogger that is from Google you can find Chang Noi also at Google+
And since May 2015 you can find Chang Noi also at Kyzook. This is a community of travel passionistas that like to share their travel experiences with the all world.
In a far past I once joined Picasa Web-Albums to share photos of traveling in Thailand and that has now become Google+ Photos. Very easy as all photos that I put on my travel-blog will automatically show up here also.
On TripAdvisor you can find more as 400 forum replies made by Chang Noi. And also more as 270 Hotel or Restaurant Reviews. All photos with that reviews can be found HERE Be aware that reviews made at TripAdvisor can be made by anybody, also by people who actually never stayed at the hotel.
And in modern times Chang Noi is even tweeting at Twitter @WalkingChangNoi
To make things more accessible for some people I made an new blog Hotel & Restaurant Reviews in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. And of course you can also find this blog on Facebook page of Hotel & Restaurant Reviews Thailand
And another new blog Big (motor)Bike Shops Index of Thailand. And again of course you can find this blog on Facebook page of Big (motor)Bike Shops Index of Thailand
Yesterday (for the 3th time in my life) I did go to a football match (or whatever you may call it) .... Udon Thani FC playing against Khon Kaen FC. It was a good match but if you want to know more about it have a look at Facebook page of Udon Thani FC (English)
|Watching the game|
|Hoping for better|
Aug'2013 OK Technically the restaurant is in Pak Chong but the location is know to all as "Khao Yai", Thailands biggest National Park. The location is a bit of the main-road, about 15 km from highway 2 at Muak Lek. But easy to find because of the (very clever design in) signs along the road. So I had lunch here last week and I was very pleasantly surprised. They have both indoor and outdoor seating in a stunning locations between the vine-yard of "PB Valley Khao Yao Winery".
The staff was friendly although probably a bit tired after a long and busy weekend. I had 2 starters and dessert and had 1 drink (fresh grape juice) with a total price of about 650 Thai baht.
Not cheap but worth every satang, so yes the food was really good. As said the restaurant is part of a vine-yard & winery so of course there is also a wine-shop. And they have 3 times a day a tour at the winery with wine tasting (at 10:30, 13:30 and 15:30). As I did not have time for the tour I am sure I will come back for a lunch & tour! Highly recommended!
See The Great Hornbill Grill
Khao Yai is one of Thailand's biggest National Park and only less as 200 km from Bangkok. In the weekend it might be busy with people from Bangkok, especially in the cool season. In the area of Pak Chong are many hotels. Be aware that foreigners have the privilege to pay 400 Thai baht entrance fee for the National Park.
|Rice fields north of Lampang|
A 7 day trip of in total 2170km, covering the area of the old Lanna Kingdom, Burmese settlements, former Chinese KMT strong-holds and beautiful national parks. A wide variety of culture and landscape. Most roads were in good condition, some roads were in bad condition and some stretches were not roads at all. Culture-wise I did find the area north of Chiang Dao the most interesting, a place to come back!
Modern & comfortable decorated, with a good restaurant for breakfast, lunch and diner. And a coffee shop facing the river .... serving very good cakes! Staff is friendly and service minded. And the room prices are very reasonable varying from 800 Thai baht to 3.000 Thai baht for the Honey-moon suite. The hotel has private parking and shuttle service with hotel Tuk-Tuk to the city.
Sorry no photos of the room, but the photos at their web-site are reasonable reality (but a bit looking bigger as they are). All rooms have airco, private bathroom with rain-shower & normal shower, mini-bar, free WiFi, TV and small balcony. The room was good, clean & comfortable. Breakfast was simple but good, and starts at 6:00 am!
I loved the hotel and I think at the moment it is Nakhon Phanom best river-side hotel. The only down-side could be that there is no swimming pool. Or that the river-side garden still looks a bit empty (being brand new). I know where I will stay next time in Nakhon Phanom! O ... and the hotel has a Spa for a relaxing massage. And not expensive also! I also loved that. See The River Nakhon Phanom
You can book this hotel also via Agoda Hotels : The River Nakhona Phanom
|Street life in the Old Quarter of Hanoi|
For the best price for hotels in Hanoi have a look at Agodo Hotels in Hanoi (Vietnam)
For hotels in Sen Monorom province have at look at Agoda Hotels in Sen Monorom (Cambodia)
|The cut trees, don't they|
"The region has been known for trekking for a while now, though some of the most common trekking locations are not doing well against their competition of logging and commercial agricultural interests. Nonetheless the wilderness still holds surprises."
May 2013: We were a few days in the area of Ban Lung (Ratanakiri) in North-East Cambodia. In a area that once was a tense and remote jungle. So we explored the nearby area of Ban Lung and one of the amazing places to visit is "Yakom Lake" in a old vulcano crater and surrounded by beautiful big & old trees. It is just a few km's east of Ban Lung and is a perfect place to spend the afternoon swimming in the fresh water or just watching the locals enjoying a pick nick. Be aware of the fact that you will have to pay entrance fee, 500 riel for Cambodian people and 6.000 riel for tourists. And 2000 riel for your motorbike.
|An prehistorical rock temple|