About Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer and photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. His photos, represented by Alamy and Getty Images, have appeared in publications around the world. He is the author of Odysseus’ Last Stand, which received the Silver Medal for Travel Book of the Year in 2006 from the Society of American Travel Writers. In addition to working as the updating writer for Fodor’s Guidebook to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, he is the "Bangkok expert" for USA Today's 10Best website, and a regular contributor for publications throughout Southeast Asia such as Silver Kris (Singapore Airlines), Asian Geographic, International Traveller (Australia), Virgin Voyeur, Tiger Tales (Tiger Air), Bangkok 101, Look East, Tropical Magazine, Get Lost (Australia), Sawasdee Thai Air, and Bangkok Post among others.
12 08, 2017

Over the Border: Lazy Days on Phu Quoc

By | 2017-08-12T22:15:44+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Vietnam|0 Comments

While plenty of expats make the visa run over to southern Cambodia and the beaches of Sihanoukville, few continue the easy two hour drive down the road to the newly opened border at Ha Tien, Vietnam, where just offshore, the tranquil island of Phu Quoc makes a short holiday seem like an eternity. Phu Quoc, [...]

21 07, 2017

My Bangkok

By | 2017-08-12T22:22:34+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Thailand|0 Comments

I have called Bangkok home for the past decade and then some. While the city has changed tremendously over the course of the last 5-10 years, with new condominiums and glitzy shopping malls going up seemingly by the day, and many of the old neighbourhoods being decimated in the name of “progress,” still the city [...]

7 07, 2017

Out and About in Kuala Lumpur

By | 2017-08-12T22:23:12+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Malaysia|0 Comments

Kuala Lumpur doesn’t get a lot of positive press. Not quite as glitzy or vibrant as say Singapore or Bangkok, it’s like the rather plain sister who gets passed over at the prom. However the city does have several interesting and off the beaten path sights and attractions, plus a few more notable ones, and [...]

23 04, 2017

Georgetown Delight: Architecture, Art, and Street Food Heaven

By | 2017-08-12T22:24:13+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Malaysia|0 Comments

Penang is one of the easiest weekend escapes from Bangkok, and it is also one of the best. The small island and its historic capital George Town offer a knockout punch of eye-pleasing delights, from George Town’s captivating colonial architecture and turn of the century Chinese mansions, to its iconic street art, which flourished [...]

2 04, 2017

Koh Larn – Beautiful Island Near Bangkok

By | 2017-04-05T13:48:07+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Thailand|0 Comments

Bangkok 9-5’ers don’t have too many options when it comes to beach escapes for the weekend. Barring flying, there’s Hua Hin or Cha Am, which are certainly pleasant enough, but more for the seafood and resorts than for their white sand. Koh Samet fits the bill as a tropical beach paradise, but as x million [...]