July

Kathu Festival

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Wed/Thu/Fri

Indy Market

Sunday

Walking Street Weekend Market

Sat+Sun

Blogs

Apps Restaurant Things2do Concierge

Pinterest - Cape Panwa, Phuket



Pinterest - Cape Panwa, Phuket
(click text above to investigate some images mapped in Cape Panwa, Phuket)


What to do in Phuket - all that information!




How do you find out what to do whilst you are in Phuket?

Well above is the way that Travel Agents and Shops get you to choose!
All that paper and this was only one guests collected in 14 days!
This is not the only way!

1) Travel Books such as Lonely Planet Guide are still popular - but after the slashing of money that they pay the writers it has led to them not being the best way to find out information.

2) Internet Information is still popular and the website is slowly taking over from the printed version but are still not always accurate. Tripadvisor is slowly becoming more than just a hotel site BUT all reviews should be read

3) Blogs are a relatively new way to get information BUT then there is the fact that some travel bloggers visit places because that they can go for free - so we are back to number 2, the accuracy of the information. Blogs are also open to interpretation - what might be good for them might not be what you are looking for...

Every Sunday I post on Twitter a blogger about Phuket with a #phuketthingstodo
Jamie in Phuket is a favourite blogger of mine
Here's a list of my blogs.

4) Social Media - Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram are three ways which clearly ways in which people can search for information.

Here's mine - Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram

5) Friends are what we have left and in my experience this usually works and with all the Guest Questionnaires which I read is still very popular.

(Click here for things to do in Phuket)

Maps - Free Wi-Fi



On constructing this map it suddenly became an impossible thing to do 
- too many places offered  Free Wi-Fi.

Then there were Apps made to find the Free Wi-Fi (around Me)
- but these need to be investigated as well.



A day off in Phuket Town



A day off in Phuket Town started with my daughter going to school and then my wife wanted her hair done and her nails painted. I went for a walk.



It was time for an iced tea and the waffles looked good - Pang Hom Chui was my first stop.



Then it was time to pay my respects to a roadside Temple - there are a lot around here.



Narrowly missing a motorbike.



Found a restaurant with a toy car and bicycle on the rook - not sure what it means...



Then it was time to find a comfortable place to sit down - this was not easy - I ended at Gluay Nam Wa which was very nice at this time in the morning. (Free WiFi and all those bits).



Then it was time for the bank - finding out that the place for the best Bubble Tea (Mellow Yellow) is temporarily closed! 



Onto a journey for lunch and we took a detour to visit a Chinese Shrine - ศาลเจ้ากวนอู บ้านนาบอน - wonderful. So we moved onto to Wine Connection for a bottle of wine - has wine gone up again?



Thai food at Nikita's - I think that the place is best for Pizza's... Then it was time to get our daughter so we could go to the cinema to watch Jurassic World - it was fun. The trailers had no category - they were scary!!

A great day off...

Baba Wedding Phuket 2015


The Baba Weddings in Phuket is a celebration which I look forward to going (the list is below) - I believe that this year it was the 7th Annual Festival.



The festival recognises the time of the strength (and status) of the tin mining in Phuket and the Chinese dominance of it. 



The 'event' started on the day before the parade - here's an itinerary. I visited the beginning of the parade which was at Hongsyok house - which is usually a Private Home in Phuket Old Town which is open to to media on this day.



Clothes were splendid and smiles were abundant in the well manicured gardens.



The brass band started and the Parade began - leading the way was the Phuket Mayoress.





Children smiled in the outfits.



The Wedding Couples soon followed.



Petals were thrown.



I would like to see the drone photographs.



We walked along the Thalang Road where people were lining the streets.



We reached the Thai Hua museum in Phuket Old Town for a break.


So I ran into a local air-conditioned coffee shop... only to find that there was nobody serving but were all outside watching the parade.




The parade continued and was very quickly followed up by the changing of Thalang Road into the 'Lard Yai' - Walking Street Market and I ended up in Tiny Coffee.

This is a post from 2014 
this is a post from 2013 
this is a post from 2012  
this is a post from 2011 

and this is a post from 2010