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Will new BKK hotel zones affect prices, stay patterns?

Bangkok new hotels review and a look at revamped products and continuing taxi scams

Chiang Mai sausage counter spices up the experience at Siam Paragon mall (far left); Spacious InterCon new-look room; Green view from Indigo balcony; Aman Nai Lert entrance (centre right); Dusit Thani Bangkok park-view suite (far right) / photos: Vijay Verghese/ Aman/ Dusit.  


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Goa curry, churches, and sand

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Off-grid hotel zones could inspire more taxi scams

Author - Vijay VergheseIn Bangkok my taxi driver and I get into the usual ritual. He has no idea where I am going. But shunning the meter for a 'package' rate fixes memory problems instantly. This will be a vexing issue for travellers as more hotels go off the BTS grid.

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