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Hotel survival part VII: Omelette

Hotel survival part VII: Omelette

Here’s how to fix a breakfast in the comfort of your own room Stuff needed from left to right: Prerequisites (Immersion) water boiler After a run to the shop Knife, fork or spoon (7/11) A Bowl* (7/11) Microwave proof plastic bag (7/11) Sauce/pepper/salt (7/11) Sausage (7/11) or any other things you like in the mix Eggs [...]

10 little known facts about Laos

10 little known facts about Laos

Today Hillary Clinton is in Laos for a one day visit. This event will mark the first time in 58 years for a high ranking US official to do so. What do we actually know about Laos? Reports often start to state that Laos is one of the poorest countries in Asia or in the [...]

Hotel survival part VI: Repairs & Maintenance and quick fixes for other annoyances

Hotel survival part VI: Repairs & Maintenance and quick fixes for other annoyances

A three way plug commonly available in Thailand Any self-reliant person will usually consider the possibility to fix minor problems in and around the house themselves first. Once on holiday however this idea seems alien. Besides the fact that during this time one isn’t supposed to work at all, it’s a perfect opportunity to exercise [...]

Hotel survival part V: Laundry

Hotel survival part V: Laundry

With temperatures over 30 °C / 86 °F, like we have here, at the end of the day not everything you wore that day will smell that fresh anymore. Not only will it save you money, in some cases one would prefer to wash smaller items like underwear or T-shirts by hand rather than give it to [...]

Hotel survival part IV: Gyoza dumplings and Bánh bao bread

Hotel survival part IV: Gyoza dumplings and Bánh bao bread

Here are some more examples of indoor hotel cooking: Heat up gyoza dumplings Steam Bánh bao bread For more hotel survival see:Hotel survival part I+II: Boiled eggs and Pasta in cream spinach sauce + MuffinsHotel survival part III: Thai/Chinese hotpot

Hotel survival part III: Thai/Chinese hotpot

Hotel survival part III: Thai/Chinese hotpot

Hotpot is a beloved dish in Thailand, China and the rest of S-E Asia. Basically it’s a bouillon brew in which one can cook almost anything.Since we usually eat out, it is a real ‘luxery’ to cook indoors.Hence our efforts to see if it would be possible to enjoy hotpot in the confort of our [...]

Hotel survival part I+II: Boiled eggs and Pasta in cream spinach sauce + Muffins

Hotel survival part I+II: Boiled eggs and Pasta in cream spinach sauce + Muffins

To become more independent from hotel amenities, I recently bought one of those immersion heaters for travelers.Mind you I had some space left in my suitcase, since I got rid of some books and a bulky external harddrive (I now use Google docs as cloud storage instead). Anyway I was pleased to see the weight of [...]

Not everyone welcome in hotel on Thai island Koh Phi Phi

Not everyone welcome in hotel on Thai island Koh Phi Phi

  Photo thanks to Makka Pakka.

Reviews reviewed: Booking a hotel in Thailand expertise

Reviews reviewed: Booking a hotel in Thailand expertise

No, I’m not making any money out of this. In fact sharing my experience booking hotels in Thailand and surrounding countries, I risk to render some bargains obsolete. What you have to know:Realise that the hospitality industry are basically selling dreams you want to believe in.Almost anything you can imagine to make you feel more [...]

Fix slow or no wifi in your appartment or hotel room with a range extender

Fix slow or no wifi in your appartment or hotel room with a range extender

For me having wifi in my room is a kind of must. In a public room it’s hard to concentrate on my job.When I move around, especially to a new accomodation, it’s always a pleasant surprise to find out everything is in order, and I have a high speed connection. It can be a big [...]