About Us

About Us
About Us
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Abous Us

Who is Willy Thuan?

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 20 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping often between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go.In previous lives I was Radio DJ, stage designer in Club Med, had a successful advertising company specializing in logo and website designs and here I am.

Why Thailand?

I travelled to 40 countries around the globe Tahiti, Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, New Caledonia, Burkina Fasso, Niger, Algeria, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Sahara, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, blah, blah, blah… so my love for Thailand is based on a long experience of other countries. The 4 countries I always loved most are, in this order: Thailand, Japan, France and Italy, and if you
notice, all are known for their excellent food, because food matters to us a lot (and I mean A LOT). In Thailand, despite the permanent moaning of some negative people, you get the best of all worlds. You want to know what these ‘Best Things’ are? Read this: 10 Reasons Why We Can’t Leave Thailand

Would I go back to France?

To live there? No way ever-ever! But for holiday? anytime! After so many years in Asia, France starts to look exotic but I wouldn’t want to go there for work: I remember why I left and France didn’t get better since (I won’t tell you what it is not to upset French people, but it had to do with French people permanent moaning). Do I feel French? Errr, sorry I don’t; Thailand is still the best place to live in!

Despite all the stories you read or see in the medias, you can live a smooth happy life in Phuket and Bangkok… it’s media’s purpose to highlight bad news, mine is to show you the best of Phuket and Bangkok.

What do I do for a living?

I’m a web director in an online travel business and I build… travel websites 🙂 I manage an enthusiastic team of writers, designers and photographers who all share the same passion: travelling and photography.

Things that make me smirk (not to say annoy me)

  1. People who think that only the cheapest street food it worth eating and anything above 30 Baht is a rip off.
    Errr, it’s called cuisine! Savoir-faire, creativity and best ingredients make a huge difference, even on the most simple dish. Of course there are many overpriced restaurants but many Thai restaurants make it to the international scene for a good reason.
  2. Phuket beaches are crowded! Yes 5 out of 36 beaches of Phuket are a busy. Be smart!
  3. Your photos are nice, you must have a good camera!

What Camera are you using?

Canon 6D with 16-24 mm, but often iPhone 7

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Do we get paid by the Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote Phuket?

Absolutely NOT! We pay for all our meals, reviews and trips. (but feel free to hint the Tourism Authority of Thailand about it! 😀 )


About Faa

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Born in Bangkok and studied in London, Faa lived a while in Nakhorn Pathom and in Phuket for ten years. She also loves travelling around the world and within Thailand, her favourite countries are Japan and France. She enjoys good food, fun restaurants, fancy cars and plenty of shopping. She even learned French Cuisine, bakery and Pastry for several years at Le Cordon Bleu Bangkok. She makes the best french baguette in Thailand (serious!) But most of all, she loves her two naughty Yorkshire!

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About Phuket 101

Phuket Blog is a compilation of 21 years of Phuket exploration in a photo blog for lazy readers and Phuket lovers, just like us. There are no ads, no sponsorship, just real experience! We tried and paid of everything we tried which allows us to keep our real opinions, and we are pretty strict about this. We try to keep positive, if we don’t like a place we tried, we just won’t talk about it.

What does ‘101’ mean?

“The first course in a subject taught at a college or university in Australia, Canada, South Africa, or the United States. By extension, “Topic 101” is used generally to indicate the basics of any subject. The expression is also used in this non-academic sense in the UK. Used this way, it is always pronounced “one-oh-one”.

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com