10 Most Popular Myths about Phuket – What’s true and what’s not

Myths about Phuket

[toc] Phuket is a popular destination and, as you can expect, fame comes with stereotypes and a fair share of myths people enjoy spreading online. Sure, there are a lot of hot topics to talk about, and let's not blind ourselves: not everything is perfect, but Phuket is still a superb island (it is for us). Let's try to debunk some of the most popular myths about Phuket. As you

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10 Silly Things People Buy in Phuket They Probably Didn’t Need to Buy

Phuket Silly Shopping

Stuff to Buy in Phuket You Will Never Use Again [toc] Holiday is always a lot of fun and shopping is totally part of it. People often become someone else when traveling overseas, and while they maybe be very savvy when shopping at home, they seem to forget everything and fall for the silliest items. From our many years here in Phuket, we saw people buying some really fun souvenir,

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10 Signs You Have Been in Thailand Too Long

Renting a Bike in Phuket

Have you been in Thailand too long? [toc] Have you been in Thailand too long? After few years living in Phuket (or in Thailand), you just start doing few unusual things without noticing them, and it suddenly strikes you... these are not the things I use to do at home! How long have I been here? When did I start doing these weird things without knowing it!? Then you realize

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Is Phuket Still a Romantic Destination?

Romantic Phuket

How to Spend a Romantic Holiday in Phuket? [toc] To many travelers, Phuket is a touristy island, a place to avoid if you are dreaming of a deserted paradise with romantic walks on lonely beaches. And in many ways, it is true. Human instinct is to herd, and then complain about it. How ironic. But if you are smart enough to look a little further, Phuket is definitely a romantic

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10 Hardcore Thai Food, Only for the Brave!

Weird Food in Phuket

Phuket Hardcore Thai Food [toc] We had '10 Typical Phuket Dishes' and '10 Best Really Local Restaurants', and even '10 Fried Insects for Gourmets' now we need to move on to serious business: '10 Hardcore Thai Food, only for the Brave'... Will you dare? I will skip insects and focus on real dishes Thai people cook daily and really enjoy. After 22 years in Phuket I still can't eat several

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Eating Fried Insects and Bugs in Phuket

Eating Insects in Thailand

Where to find fried insects in Phuket [toc] Eating Fried Insects and Bugs in Phuket and Thailand seems to be the 'ultimate cultural challenge' so try to answer the following questions: How many of you had a bite at one of these appetizing bugs sold on carts in the streets of Thailand? A few, I suppose. How many of you LIKED IT? less! How many of you actually ENJOYED EATING

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Mang Da Na – Giant Water Bug

Mang Da Giant Water Bug in Phuket

Mang Da Na - Giant Water Bug Mang Da looks like over-sized, mutated cockroaches, but I can confirm that they're not. They are called Mang Da Na in Thai and apparently are the biggest kind water bug there are. I think the English name is 'Giant Water Bug'. These guys are not just another type of deep-fried bugs on the push carts. They're a little more special than that. This

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Phuket Funny Photos

Phuket Funny Photos

Phuket Funny Photos Spending many years in Phuket brought its share of oddities and good laughs... Here are some funny photos collected along the years, I hope you enjoy them. If you too have some irresistibly funny snapshots of Phuket, please send them via our Facebook, the best ones will be added here! (See also 14 weird things in Phuket and 10 Things that show you have been in Phuket

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Party Energy Drinks and Hangover Cures in Phuket

Power Drinks and Party Drinks in Phuket

Party and Hangover in Phuket [toc] Energy drinks are part of the daily landscape of Thailand. Convenience stores always dedicate several fridge shelves to those tiny bottles. Do they work? That might depend on which brand, but mostly that will depend on you. If you are an espresso drinker, that might give you a mild boost, for some, it's an all night long kerosene. So if you don't know these

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