Bilingual Madrid-based freelance writer/market researcher specializing in F&B, travel, history, and material culture. Former Bangkok Lonely Planet Writer. email@example.com
For all the campaigns encouraging people to recycle more, few lay out exactly what happens to our recyclables once they go into the blue bin. Rather than our milk jugs magically reincarnating into toys on their own, for nearly three decades American recyclables were shipped cheaply to China, where they could be sold and given new shape.
That worked well enough, until China started cracking down. With dirty waste continuing to appear in imported recyclables, the rising cost ...
[published in December 10 print newspaper]
Acknowledging small wins, even if they barely chip away at our larger goals, can still boost our mood and motivation.
Stepping inside Madrid’s 1912 Museo Bar is like entering the best kind of time capsule — one with strong drinks and plush seating alongside a hearty dose of history.
The complicated relationship between art and commerce has a home in the museum gift shop.
If you walk past Bangkok’s shophouses and food stalls you’ll begin to realise just how popular moo krob is based on how many businesses display sheets of crispy pork belly to entice customers from the street.
No, you don’t have to have a degree to appreciate and love art.
Talad Plu (Thonburi) owes its reputation as one of Bangkok’s best places for street food to the stalls and restaurants that have served the local community for generations.
Rings and diamonds; handbags and accessories, and high-end watches are among the top-three categories most frequently taken to luxury pawnbrokers by consumers seeking quick cash.
When Thai authorities poisoned dogs at a temple while battling a rabies outbreak, it raised the ire of animal welfare groups – which are leading efforts to find humane solutions and bring the stray dogs in off the streets
Lonely Planet Local Micaela Marini Higgs moved to Bangkok and quickly fell in love with the city’s diverse culinary landscape, vibrant markets and maze of sois (lanes). She spends her days wandering through the city’s neighbourhoods snacking on street food, and her nights sampling Thailand’s new offerings of craft beer.
When I have friends in town... we always skip the crowds at the Grand Palace and visit the Reclining Buddha at my favourite temple, Wat Pho, instead. The large complex is a gr...