16 Weird and Funny Things in Phuket (and Thailand)

Unusual and fun things in Phuket

Funny Things in Phuket [toc] Living in Phuket for so long has been the opportunity to witness many fun sights. We should get used to them, but sometimes, we still smile (or clench teeth) when we witness one of the following weird or strange things. We are not only talking about the good old 'Phuket Vegetarian Festival', of course: these 16 are strange things we encounter regularly. We all get

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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 travelling overseas, and while they may be very careful about spending 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

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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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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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