Is Bangkok’s Golden Teak Museum worth visiting?

Honestly speaking, the Golden Teak Museum is not one of Bangkok’s absolute “must see” sights, but it is, however, great fun. Moreover, since it is located in the compound of the absolutely stunning Wat Thewarat Kunchorn Worawiharn – which you really, really should see – then it makes total sense...

How good is the ASICS Hybrid Jacket?

Pre-review disclosure. I am an ASICS running influencer in India (where I live) and as such get to try out and wear their products. BUT – and this really is very important – ASICS has never once even so much as suggested I review their products. Not once. I am...

THE GENTLEMEN

Well, we all thoroughly enjoyed Guy Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen”. “We”, by the way, were a multi-racial party of 4: an Indian, a Singaporean, an Anglo-Indian & a Brit. And we watched the film in Bangkok, with many Thais & Chinese in the audience, and everyone seemed to laugh a heck...

Manisanda Hotel, Bagan

Last year I stayed for a few nights at the Manisanda Hotel in Bagan, Myanmar, having chosen the hotel solely on the strength of its roof terrace. According to online reviews, the view of the morning hot air balloon flight was supposed to be excellent from the terrace, and as...

India Art Fair 2020

The annual art jamboree that is the India Art Fair opened today here in Delhi, on a gorgeous, sunny day. We got there by about 3.30pm, a couple of hours after it had opened, and ended up walking the last stretch, since the traffic was its usual bonkers self. The...

Ned Kelly Hotel, Mandalay

I stayed in the Ned Kelly Hotel last year, on a trip with an American friend who’d made the booking mainly on the strength of the Ned Kelly having a roof terrace. And the unusual name. Turns out, she didn’t know who Ned Kelly was. Nor, I suspect, had she...

Is Icon Cineconic in Bangkok worth it?

Given the opulence of the setting, I think that Icon Cineconic in the uber-luxury, brand new IconSiam mall, is actually totally reasonable. I live in India, and during a week of intensive cinema going in Bangkok – 4 movies in a week – every time we paid less than we...

Dolittle

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. What a truly underwhelming film. The cast of “Dolittle” is beyond stellar : Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Broadbent, Antonio Banderas, Selena Gomez, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Marion Cotillard, John Cena, Frances de la Tour…I mean, gosh, whew, yes, whew, WHAT a stunning line...

KNIVES OUT

What a smashing film this is, and what a stunning ensemble cast. “Knives Out” is a laugh-aloud murder mystery that seems to be constantly sending itself up, with every genre and cliche in the book thrown joyfully into the mix. We have a rich, famous man celebrating his 85th birthday....

What’s the best 15 Baht deal in Bangkok?

Well, it has to be the hour long trip up the Chao Phraya river in the orange flag ferry. An hour’s boat ride for 15 baht – doesn’t get much better, especially when the trip takes you past some of Bangkok’s most iconic sights, such as the Royal Palace and...

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My name is Christine Pemberton, I'm British, and a full-time resident of Delhi. India is my forever home.

In this review blog, I share my opinions on the places & the restaurants I visit and, of course, the shopping I do. From reviewing running shoes to trying out scuba gear, from testing gadgets to sharing touristy tips, you should find something here to interest you. If not - tell me!