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Halloween in Phuket – Prepare in Advance!

Halloween in Phuket – Prepare in Advance! September 29, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
The Halloween scene has grown significantly in Phuket over the past few years. This year, at least a couple dozen places –including restaurants, bars and night spots— will be hosting Halloween celebrations. Don’t expect to see kids trick or treating on the streets –Thailand is not there...

Eating Insects? Not for the Weak of Heart

Eating Insects? Not for the Weak of Heart September 24, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Fried insects are a popular snack in Thailand. They’re sold at markets by weight, although most people just get a small handful to eat on the go. Insects are also a popular snack to accompany beer. Mang dah (seen in the photo) is a popular choice and one of the largest edible insects. Markets will...

Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival: Say Hello to Quirky

Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival: Say Hello to Quirky September 10, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
photo by Electrostatico In September, Phuket is home to one of the most interesting festivals in Thailand: the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. In 2011, the festival kicks off on Monday 26th September and lasts until Thursday October 6th. The festival kick starts at Chinese temples all over Phuket, where...

Helpful Thai Phrases

Helpful Thai Phrases September 2, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
photo by crowderb In touristy destinations like Phuket, you’d be hard-pressed not to find somebody who speaks English. Tourists from all over the world make their way here everyday and the locals know enough English to help them keep the tourism industry going. Still, knowing a few phrases in the local...

Best Rooftop Restaurant: White Box

Best Rooftop Restaurant: White Box August 28, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
  photo by Whiteboxphuket.com White Box Restaurant on Kalim Bay is a popular hangout for foreigners. Housed in a converted two-story townhouse, White Box is a mix of ultra-modern, minimalist and chic that will please people of all ages. Once you’re done dinging on lobster ravioli or roasted seabass,...

Sailing: The Ultimate Solo Travel Experience

Sailing: The Ultimate Solo Travel Experience August 24, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
photo by Keith Salvesen If you love to travel solo, Phuket can be a bit overwhelming. The beaches can get crowded and most of the famous tourist spots are anything but relaxing. A good way to relax and get away from it all is to charter your own boat and set out into the ocean. Thailand is one of the...

New Restaurant: Panache

New Restaurant: Panache August 21, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas is one of the premier 5-star villages on the island. Already home to a number of restaurants and cafes, Outrigger is now opening a new eating space on site, Panache. Panache is special in more ways than one. The restaurant is all about providing healthy food...

Layover in Phuket? Take Advantage of It!

Layover in Phuket? Take Advantage of It! August 14, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
photo by Eustaquio Santimano   The best things to do in Phuket (beach, snorkeling, boat tours) require you to spend at least a full day in town. If you have a short layover in town and want to make the most of it, you’ll need to think out of the box. Rather than insisting on fitting too much in...

Romantic Things to Do in Phuket

Romantic Things to Do in Phuket August 11, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
photo by aarmono Whether you’re on your honeymoon or just spending time with your partner, Phuket has much to offer. Just relaxing on the beach overlooking the ocean is enough to spark a romantic evening, but you can get much more if you head into town. Phuket can get crowded during high season (November...

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday August 8, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
In Thailand, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the day the present queen was born. For the past few decades, Mother’s Day has fallen on August 12. The queen’s birthday is a major affair in Thailand and Phuket has a range of special celebrations planned for the day. The day’s celebrations launch...