Living Like Locals in Phuket – Settling into a Surin Beach Apartment

2018-09-27T21:09:09+00:00By |

Living like locals in Phuket will give you a more enriching experience of the Southern Thai island than staying at a beach resort. Rent an apartment, breakfast with the locals, learn to cook some Phuket food, and you’ll leave with more than a taste of Phuket. Living like locals in Phuket, the Southern Thailand island, …

Phuket Dishes to Try in Phuket Town from Crab Curry to Hokkein Noodles

2018-09-24T21:29:35+00:00By |

Phuket dishes to try in Phuket Town range from khanom jeen, fresh fermented rice noodles doused with rich curries and served with fragrant herbs and crisp greens, to bowls of Hokkein noodles with plump Phuket prawns and succulent pork. Our first trip to Phuket as travel writers was in 2007 to update restaurants and hotels …

Best Hotel Swimming Pools in the World for Some Serious Swimming

2018-08-18T23:01:35+00:00By |

The best hotel swimming pools in the world for swimming must be big pools where you can get in some laps. Whether they’re enchanting courtyard pools lined by palm trees or sleek infinity pools with sweeping sea views, the bigger the better for some serious swimming. Summer is well and truly underway in the northern …

Best Phuket Cooking Classes Teaching Phuket Dishes

2018-09-24T21:15:14+00:00By |

The best Phuket cooking classes range from hands-on lessons in purpose-built cooking schools with dedicated instructors to chefs giving demo-style classes in the resort restaurant. You can learn Thai standards or you can ask cooking instructors to teach Phuket specialties. We’re pleased to see that cooking schools appear to be replacing spa treatments as one of …

Where to Stay in Phuket — Beach Resorts and Boutique Hotels

2018-05-28T16:14:58+00:00By |

Where to stay in Phuket depends on the sort of experience you want and whether you want beach access, breathtaking views or a stunning swimming pool — or all of the above. This is our guide to the best beach resorts and boutique hotels on the southern Thailand island. Beach resorts and boutique hotels line the …

Thai Experiments and Basque Cuisine at Aziamendi Phuket

2017-01-16T20:37:04+00:00By |

Thai Experiments and Basque Cuisine at Aziamendi Phuket? Who would have thought. Certainly not us. But that's exactly what's happening down at sleepy Baan Natai in Thailand's South. You might expect Iniala Beach House, Thailand’s newest and most lavish luxury retreat, designed by some of the world’s foremost architects and designers, to be located on …

Footpath Feasting: Phuket Street Food in Phuket Town

2018-05-28T16:01:34+00:00By |

Phuket street food in Phuket Town includes everything from crispy savoury pancakes called a-pong to flaky roti dipped in tiny bowls of curry — all delicious outcomes of the Thai island’s deep culinary influences from China, India, Malaysia, Southern Thailand, and beyond. The first thing you need to know is that Phuket street food is primarily …

Phuket Cuisine — A ‘Phuket Style’ Fusion of Culinary Influences

2018-05-28T16:02:35+00:00By |

Phuket Cuisine is unique to the southern Thai island, a fusion of culinary influences that you won't find elsewhere in Thailand. Skip the pad thai, pizzas, and 'international food' and seek out the increasingly endangered Phuket cuisine before it disappears. Phuket Cuisine — A 'Phuket Style' Fusion of Culinary Influences “Phuket cuisine is unique. It’s …

A Month on Phuket — Sun, Sand, Sea, and Food

2018-08-19T20:41:07+00:00By |

A month on Phuket — sun, sand, sea, and food. That was our focus over thirty days on the Southern Thailand island. When we weren't eating and cooking, we were squeezing in swims, strolls and surfs. We were out to prove Phuket is more than a beach escape. We were spending a month on Phuket, Thailand's largest …

How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

2018-12-17T18:05:02+00:00By |

How to eat like locals when you travel? There’s an abundance of advice out there: slurp soup from a street food stall, sample home-cooked food at a local home, savour creative cuisine at a secret supper club, or... eat fast food at KFC or McDonalds. Which advice should you follow? How To Eat Like Locals …

Asian Food Etiquette — Eating, Drinking and Dining Etiquette

2018-12-17T18:03:33+00:00By |

Asian food etiquette isn't rocket science. So why do so many travellers in Asia get it so wrong? So you don't become one of them, here's our guide to Asian food etiquette, whether you're eating on the street, drinking with local friends, or dining out. We all want to be welcomed when we travel — …

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