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...

Cafe at Ease, Bangkok

Hardly a stone’s throw from the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok is a pretty looking café, all awash in pink and fairy lights. Like so: We called in for a mid-morning drink after visiting the Jim Thompson House, and Cafe at Ease turned out to be a cute, funky little...

Visiting the Jim Thompson house, Bangkok

It’s been a little over 6 years since I last visited the Jim Thompson House & museum in Bangkok, and revisiting it was every bit as interesting as I remembered. It was pretty crowded (as is Bangkok, all the time it seems), but the crowd management and visitor flow is...

Bangkok Boat Company

We were a group of 6 holidaying in Bangkok, so the “Breeze & pleased” family offer from the Bangkok Boat Company was perfect: a fixed price for 6 people, for a 2 hour trip through the less-touristy canals of Bangkok, with 2 visits included. We got excellent directions from the...

Is Narayanhiti Palace in Kathmandu worth visiting?

Narayanhiti Palace, the former royal palace in Kathmandu, makes for a fascinating if slightly weird visiting experience. After the overthrow of the Nepalese royalty, the palace, built in the 1960s, was turned into a museum, and I can do no better here than quote a brilliant description from the Lonely...

White Magic in Nepal

I am one very lucky woman. Freely admit it 🙂 I have just returned from my 2nd Big Adventure in the hills this year, with the one and only White Magic Adventure Travels. In June I did the Panpatia Col trek, where I was very below par, performance-wise, and it...

The Summer House, Bangkok

On a recent rainy Friday in Bangkok, I stopped by The Jam Factory to explore, to potter and to have lunch. As one does. The whole area is super – a former factory beautifully & thoughtfully renovated and turned into a mixed-use area. The architect responsible for the project has...

How is the ASICS Lite-Show long sleeved T?

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...

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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!