Praya Palazzo, Bangkok – From the Ruins, A Labour of Love

A historic Italian palazzo in Bangkok? Yes, it does exist. You can even sleep here and have breakfast on the river next morning. What you don’t know is the massive labour of love it took for a young widow to transform this former pile of rubble into the lovely hotel you see today… Bangkok is not a…

Dwarika’s Hotel – Sleeping in Kathmandu’s Heritage Haven

  Historic architecture fascinates me and I love the way staying in antique hotels connects me to the culture of a place. There isn’t much in the way of historic hotels in Nepal even though you see ancient buildings in Kathmandu that have housed generations of the same family for centuries. While walking around the city…