Category Archives: Phuket and Southern Thailand

A trip to Sri Phang Nga Nationalpark

It was a long time that I hadn’t left Phuket, due to my busy life as a scuba diving instructor. But on the beginning of march, I got the chance to take five days off. First I went to Bangkok … Continue reading

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Khao Lam – Thai/Khmer dessert

This dish, I discovered during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. The dish is called khao lam (ข้าวหลาม) and is made of sticky rice, red beans, coconut as well as coconut cream, sugar, eggs and red beans. The whole thing is then … Continue reading

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Vegetarian festival of Phuket

One of the main cultural events in Phuket is the annual vegetarian festival or tesagan gin je. The festival takes places all over the island, but Phuket town is the heart of it, as there are the most important shrines … Continue reading

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Watcharin Art Studio – A genious of naturalistic art

Today I visited an amazing art gallery called Watcharin Art Studio. From outside, this shop looks more like a market garden than an art studio. The entrance is emblazed with overgrowing trees and bushes. The inside of the shop is … Continue reading

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The Cook – Thai Italian Cuisine

One of my favorite restaurants in Phuket Town is called the Cook. It is one of the rare Thai restaurants which offers both, delicious western and Thai food. There are plenty of Thai restaurants offering western dishes actually, but their … Continue reading

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Central Phuket – Modern Thai Shopping Mall

My category “local markets” wouldn’t be complete without including one of Thailand’s modern shopping malls. Thais love them, as they are cooled down with aircons and offer everything, including lots of Thai and international foods, clothes, jewelery, supermarkets, IT and … Continue reading

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A trip to Krabi – Southern jewel of Thailand

Last weekend it was time for another trip, this time further south, namely to the province of Krabi. From Phuket, Krabi is reached within 2-3 driving hours (around 180 km). We had the luck to be invited by a woman, … Continue reading

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Hokkien noodles and Thai Ice Tea

Today it was time again for some noodles. I chose Hokkien noodles on oil and garlic with pork, in Thai called gwai tiaw hog gian muu haeng . Additionally we ordered some fried shrimps called gung thod. Noodles called gwai … Continue reading

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Chong Thong market

Yesterday evening we visited a small but interesting local market called talad chong thong. This market lies between the Chalong Circle and Phuket Town on chao faa tawan oog. It’s a real Thai market, with fruits, vegetables, herbs, fish, meat … Continue reading

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Local Thai markets

In this section, I’m going to introduce you some interesting local markets of Phuket and Southern Thailand. Local Thai markets usually offer a wide range of things, from fruits and vegetables over fresh or cooked/grilled sea food and meat to … Continue reading

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