Category: Travel reports

Travel while working: Life of digital nomads






The Danish couple Nicolaj Jensen and Malene Vinter are on the run. Not from war or persecution, but from the trivialities and stagnation of the everyday life. They are digital nomads; an increasingly popular phenomenon where people travel the world while working. “We love staying on a small island. You can do meetings with customers in…

Unimaginable, new reality: clean, vendor-free Phuket beaches






[wzslider] A reliable “witness” the Danish Hotel Manager, Michael Gaarde-Nielsen at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket on Karon beach, had already informed ScandAsia earlier in the year that all of the tourist island’s beaches, including Karon, were completely cleared from sunbeds, umbrellas and vendors. This just had to be witnessed; something that had seemed up…

The first kilometer is the hardest






Joakim Ekendahl and Wej Supaporn recently completed a fulfilling journey from Sweden to Thailand on bicycle. Over mountain tops, through deserts and snow, more than fifteen thousand kilometers in the saddle.   The idea of cycling through numerous countries, while experiencing distinct and different cultures as bicycle globetrotters, would perhaps be thrilling to many. But…

Krabi is favourite tourist destination among Norwegians






Krabi in southern Thailand is the Norwegians´ preferred travel destination during winter. An opinion poll among thousands of Star Tour customers showed that the limestone cliffs and white sand beaches of Krabi is the most intriguing destination, when Norwegians want to take a short break from the biting cold of the their home country. It…

One Day in Life with: Diving Instructor Jyrki Castren

Raya Divers Jyrki






[wzslider] On an early February day in-between peak seasons we follow diving instructor Jyrki Castren of Finnish company Raya Divers on Phuket, as he takes out students learning to dive at sea to discover what this popular job is like. All smiles in the sun and an overall leisurely feeling out at sea? Or endless…

Aava Resort & Spa named one of the best hotels in the world






Praised for its unique Scandinavian and Thai fusion design and superb location on an unspoiled beach in Khanom, Aava Resort and Spa was voted one of the best hotels in the world by TATLER Travel Guide 2013. Finnish entrepreneurs Atte Savisalo and Kati Hakkinen received a great Christmas present in December last year when their…