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This is a record of living in Phuket - and a link to restaurants, things to do and a concierge of Phuket

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2. things to do in Phuket

Before you visit Phuket would you like an honest review of things which you can do? I live in Phuket and write about the things which I do.

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  • Wat Khao Rang - giant demons
    on Jan 13, 2017 in Wat - a Buddhist Temple
    Wat Khao Rang is certainly a place to visit if you are in Phuket Town. I always try to visit and have a number of times - more than I have listed below.Wat Khao Rang is a wonderful example of a Buddhist Temple - there is a beautiful golden...
  • LEGO Advent Calendar
    on Jan 10, 2017
    This was a very popular Christmas gift in our house this year - coming very close to Series 2 of Scorpion.But as I have thrown the box away I realise that I have lost all the instructions - so I have searched the Internet and found a number of s...
  • Images from 2016
    on Jan 7, 2017
    So what was your favorite image from 2016?This image is from a trip to Chaing Mai.I have no idea how Facebook put this list together....
  • Fortune
    on Jan 7, 2017 in Phuket Town shopping
    Fortune is a good place to go shopping when you are looking for 'bits and pieces' and it won't cost you a fortune (sorry I could not resist that one).So what is in here? Well I would imagine that the photographs are the best way to share that wi...
  • Rung Market - Flower threading
    on Jan 1, 2017 in market
    Flower threading is an art which I started to learn when I first move to Phuket in 2000 and unfortunately did not continue to learn.These type of flower garlands are called 'Uba's'. The local markets are a place where I saw the most being thread...
  • Silly Jokes shared on the Internet - Donald Trump
    on Jan 1, 2017 in donald trump
  • Best Hairy Beans (Sno Peas)
    on Dec 26, 2016 in the best
    The best were at Shun By Sousaku.
  • Wat Koh Sirey
    on Dec 20, 2016 in Koh Sirey Wat - a Buddhist Temple
    Wat Koh Sirey is certainly a Wat to visit and the most pleasant thing about this Wat is that it is peaceful. It is not on a great many maps which are produced.At the bottom there is a temple and is well taken care of.Then there is still a very steep...
  • Do you order an Iced Coffee?
    on Dec 20, 2016
    Am I supposed to feel guilty when I order an Iced Coffee? I like one ever so often...
  • Think Positive
    on Dec 14, 2016 in Phuket Town shopping
    Think Positive is in the heart of Phuket Old Town and is certainly worth investigating if you are there.So what is in the shop?A little bit of everything - which means that you will surely find something for somebody in here. But there doesn't s...
  • Healthy Thai drinks
    on Dec 14, 2016 in posters
    Sometimes in need of a Healthy Drink?Here is a selection for you to choose from.Poster is from Amazing Thailand.
  • Ong Sim Phye House
    on Dec 11, 2016 in go here Phuket Town
    Ong Sim Phye House (The Beauty of Tiam Chu) is a very special house (there are a number of them in Phuket Old Town) which is the home of a family."This house was bought buy Mr. Simphye Sair-ong, a Chinese house owner from Hok Kian for 4,000 Baht in 1...
  • Yellow Buddhist Statue and cave - Koh Si Chang Whilst on a visit to Koh Si Chang I took a ride with a local person - he took me everywhere. Up a long steep hill I was taken and then told to walk to the top and the driver would meet me at the bottom.The first stop was the magnificent Hello B...
  • Rung market
    on Dec 8, 2016 in market Phuket Town
    Rung Market is behind Robinson's - a Thai Department store in Phuket Town. Behind Robinson's is where there is a local market.This is a wonderful place to visit in the early morning, approximately 6am. The market sells all the traditio...
  • That snake was big!!
    on Dec 8, 2016
    Wow - this was certainly a big snake. I really do need to work out how to take photographs in the dark OR use video.It was big!!
  • Tesco
    on Dec 5, 2016 in shopping when it rains
    Do you need a selection if gifts for Christmas? Well then here is a fabulous selection of bits an pieces at an incredibly good price, then it is air-conditioned as well.I am sure that you will find something for somebody and they really are at a...
  • Paper models in Phuket
    on Dec 4, 2016
    This paper model shop has been in Phuket for a number of years. I have visited the coffee shop a number of times Phuketique and always popping whilst waiting for the bus...But I am not allowed take a photograph - here are some that i took a snap of w...
  • Thai single dish meals
    on Dec 1, 2016 in posters
    Thai food can be so simple.Here are single dish meals - easy to prepare but still tasty.Poster is from Amazing Thailand.
  • Bang Wad Dam, Reservoir and Shrine
    on Nov 29, 2016
    We visited this reservoir because our friends wanted to go for a bicycle ride and a run - all with a push-chair.After leaving and writing this I found that Jamie in Phuket comes here for a run in the mornings - so if you see him say hello.It is certa...
  • Central Festival - a makeover?
    on Nov 27, 2016
    Central Festival was always somewhere that we visited to get some shopping and I always loved to have a cup of coffee and the best place for a Cup Cake - Joob Joob but it has now gone - it is no more.But then it was gone - all of it! Then there...
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