Where are the people booking share accomodation staying for the Christmas and New Year period? • Tokyo, Osaka and Hokkaido are among the top five trending destinations where Thai travellers usher in another year • Seoul is the most-booked overseas destination for Thai travellers on New Year’s Eve • Chiang Mai is the most popular domestic destination for Thai travellers on New Year’s Eve with bookings up 90% year-on-year (Stats from airbnb.com) For more than a decade, millions of hosts and guests have been coming together through travel on Airbnb. This New Year’s Eve a record number of travellers will be using the Airbnb platform to book their accommodation. Airbnb have shared their stats for accommodation favourites this Christmas and New Year. Most popular overseas destinations for Thai travellers With increased flight connectivity and a growing middle class, more and more Thais are travelling overseas to explore new destinations and new cultures. … [Read more...] about Where are Thai airbnb customers staying over the holiday period?
Alex Reid and his fiancée Nikki Manashe have shared the gender of their baby. The former MMA fighter - who was previously married to Katie Price - are soon to welcome a baby girl after a seven-year-long IVF battle following fertility struggles. Alex, 45, and Nikki, 36, revealed the happy news in a sweet video clip shared on his Instagram page on Friday and appeared overjoyed in the happy footage. In the video, the duo explained that they had taken a stroll to the park and were armed with a balloon that once popped would reveal blue or pink confetti to unveil the sex of the tot. Nikki told: “So we are in the park and we are about to reveal, all four of us, including the bump – the sex of the baby!” “I have got my scissors but we are actually going to use Lola our Chihuahua!” Alex was seen bending down to pop a black balloon which he pricked with scissors to reveal a shower of pastel pink paper shapes. Alongside the upload, Alex penned: "We have been keeping his a … [Read more...] about Alex Reid announces his fiancée is having baby girl after 7-year IVF battle
PHUKET: While perusing old photographs of Chiang Mai, I came across some views of Doi Inthanan. This mountain, at 2,564 meters, is not only the highest in Thailand, but boasts some spectacular montane forests and flowers. At the summit, the twin Chedis appear to float, disembodied, in swirling mists that are more reminiscent of a Scottish “haar” than a tropical mountainscape. The upper slopes of Doi Inthanon offer a perfect setting for temperate plants – lower diurnal temperatures and cooler nights – that would otherwise struggle to survive in Thailand’s hot-house environment. With more than 300 kinds of birds, there is greater biodiversity here than in any part of the country. Red rhododendrons – unique to this area of the kingdom – grow near the summit, there are two varieties of conifer found only here, and the moist hillsides provide a perfect environment for epiphytic plants such as wanda orchids, and a range of lichens, lianas, sphagnum mosses and osmada ferns. Royal … [Read more...] about Angel’s Trumpets: Alluring but…
Thailand’s Mineral Resources Department says they’ve unearthed fossilised bones believed to belong to a species of mid-sized carnivorous dinosaur previously unrecorded in Thailand. Called the Vayuraptor nongbualamphuensis, it is the 11th dinosaur species to be discovered in the Phu Wat excavation pits in Phu Kao-Phupandam national park in the north-eastern province of Nong Bua Lamphu, between Khon Kaen and Udon Thani. Archeologists describe the Vayuraptor nongbualamphuensis as a smaller cousin of the larger, fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, aka. the T Rex. The most recent findings of another species of Thai dinosaur were in July this year. Read about that HERE . Mr. Pladet Srisuk, a research official at Maha Sarakham University, says the dinosaur’s name was drawn from the Sanskrit name of a Hindu god Vayu, or Phra Pai. Judging from the fossilised leg bones, it is believed the creature was about 4-4.5 metres long and very agile. The dinosaur is classified as a member of the basal … [Read more...] about 11th species of dinosaur discovered in north east Thailand
Ironically, the BJP, which seeks to unseat the TMC from power, has taken a leaf out of Mamata Banerjee's strategy of soliciting tinsel town's support towards causes and fielding actors in elections. IMAGE: Noted Bengali film actress Srabanti Chatterjee receives the BJP flag from its national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya (2nd from left) and state BJP president Dilip Ghosh (2nd from right) on joining the party, in Kolkata, March 1, 2021. Photograph: PTI Photo. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s ambition to form its first government in West Bengal and the Trinamool Congress’ bid to seek a third term in power in the state has politically polarised the Bengali film industry and turned it into the parties' new battleground. The TMC's influence over the Tollygunge-based film industry, known by its portmanteau Tollywood, since even before Mamata Banerjee's ascendance to power in 2011, seems to have been waning with several celebrities shifting their allegiance to the … [Read more...] about Bengal’s tinsel town takes sides in high-octane TMC vs BJP battle