Inspiring images can help us dream of a better life, a happier place, and give us an escape from the drudgery of our day-to-day lives. Just a few months before I moved to Phuket, I found a photograph of a gorgeous white-sand beach with palm trees on the travel website
One of my favourite areas to explore in Phuket is its northeast coast, a more wild and rural area with dense mangrove forests along the coast and fabulous views to Phang Nga Bay.
And one of my favourite things to do in Phuket is standup paddling, or SUP. So I was
Standup paddling, or SUP, has become a popular activity in Phuket in recent years. Phuket really is an ideal spot for SUP, with calmer seas from November through April and more than 30 beaches around the island to launch from. It’s easy to learn and if you do fall in,
Every year during the Chinese New Year holiday, Phuket puts on a three-day street festival that celebrates the island’s rich history as well as its contemporary local arts and culture.
The Phuket Old Town Festival brings out crowds of tourists and locals who come to enjoy the stage performances, tasty street
Running has never been high on our list of things to do. Especially after moving to Phuket, with +30°C degrees most days, jogging in the steamy tropics seems, well, insane.
But a lot of people do it!
There’s a growing sub-culture of running here in Phuket, which we discovered after our daughter
Entering the Phuket Art Village, a small enclave of artists found hidden away down a narrow road near Nai Harn beach on Phuket, is like stepping into a childhood storybook.
A collection of rustic, hand-built art studios in a kaleidoscope of colours are arranged around a giant banyan tree. Piles of
Toilet tales and travails. Many a travel story has been animated by a vivid memory of a public toilet from hell. The filthy toilet bowl. The broken seat. The complete lack of toilet paper, spray or washing up facilities. The panic of rushing to the nearest toilet to relieve a
A festival with rollicking stage shows, firecrackers, chaotic markets and spinning carnival rides. Not something you’d expect to find at a Buddhist temple, but for about 10 days each year Phuket’s largest temple is host to just such an event.
Every year during the Chinese New Year holiday, big crowds flock
Phuket weather very much fits the image of a tropical island: a mix of hot sunny days and steamy rainy days.
Phuket is found 870 kilometres north of the equator, with average temperatures during the year varying by only a few degrees. Whether you visit in March, June or December, it's