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Penang, remembered

Penang, remembered

A few months back we got a chance to escape to Penang, Malaysia for a few days. Been wanting to get there for a while but the stars hadn’t aligned, so to speak. It’s likely our only ‘out of country’ getaway this year so we made the most of it. We chose to stay at Doubletree Hilton Resort (Batu Ferringhi), as we were after the “resort experience” and this proved to have pros and cons. RM 1300 for four nights + 500 deposit which we blew through during our stay. 👍 Good pool, nice view from balcony with a glimpse…

Fiesta del Fifty

Fiesta del Fifty

I’m officially an old fart. I recently celebrated turning 50! The half-tonne in cricketing terms. A few years back I thought I wouldn’t make it – but I did! I threw a party at the house and I’m pretty sure it will be the last ‘big’ one I do so if you made it, be glad you were there! Shelled out for good food and booze, along with decorations and clothing from Amazon to match the ‘Mexican’ theme. No moths in my wallet for the few weeks leading up it, that’s for sure. It was an intimate gathering of 12,…

Burger Quest: Jim’s Burgers & Beer Ari

Burger Quest: Jim’s Burgers & Beer Ari

Jim’s Burgers and Beer is located at Ari Sampan 3 – I’m pretty sure the taxi went the wrong way as it took us forever to get there. The intimate setting provides a nice vibe – probably the best so far in the Bangkok burger quest. Get there early (like 6-ish) if you want to grab a table as the place fills up fast. We hit the place on what we thought would be a quiet night between Xmas and New Year – but there will still plenty of punters around, and when a French family of 5 were told…

Happy New Beer

Happy New Beer

Looks like we all made it safely to 2019. Hope you had a great Xmas (there I said it – No ‘Happy Holidays’ here my friend.) We decided on a quiet one this time around and headed to the Aussie bar on Sukhumvit Soi 11 for a good time and were not disappointed. Their free BBQ really hit the spot and the drinks were reasonably priced although I’m pretty sure we were over budget when the evening finally wrapped up 🙁 Dragged a few Darwinites along after we bumped into them a week or so earlier at ‘The Clubhouse’ on…

Burger quest: Cast Iron Burgerhaus

Burger quest: Cast Iron Burgerhaus

A few Saturdays back, the wife dragged me to Ari, a part of Bangkok I had yet to explore. I was happy to wander around while she joined the throngs of women in combat at a shoe sale. Found a great little juice bar where I knocked off a fresh veggie juice for THB 50 – a bargain! Then out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a burger joint, named Cast Iron Burgerhaus. I checked the opening times and being a courteous lad, waited until I collected the wife before heading back there for lunch. Good move! The…

Burger quest: Bad Burger BKK

Burger quest: Bad Burger BKK

The quest has begun – to find the best burger in Bangkok. One mandatory stop is Bad Burger BKK, located in a just off Sukhumvit between sois 18 and 20. We hit the place on hump day which also turned out to be Ladies night – 199 THB craft beer pints. Good vibe and a decent crowd in for a Wednesday. We lingered around for close to 3 hours, drank our weight in beer, and were the only ones left by 9.30 PM, before stumbling out to find a taxi home. The beers I opted to get my drinking shoes…