Travelfish correspondent Lana Willocks
Lana Willocks is a freelance writer from Canada based in Phuket. Her love affair with Thailand (and, ok, a Thai man) began on a university exchange programme in Bangkok, then she returned to Phuket on the auspicious date of 9-9-1999 and never left.
Lana’s travel and property writing has taken her across Thailand, and to Indonesia and the Philippines but her favourite writing subject remains her island home of Phuket, which she believes has more to offer the independent traveller than its given credit for.
She’s still with that Thai man and since had two kids with him. Their garden full of critters and the occasional cobra keep life exciting when they’re not out exploring the island.
Lana’s website: www.phuketwriter.com
Posts by Lana Willocks:
Since the May 2014 coup in Bangkok, Phuket’s beaches have been undergoing an army-led cleanup effort, which started with Surin and Kamala beaches. The clearouts have continued, and over the past few weeks vendors along Phuket’s entire coastline have been served eviction notices, including the island’s three most popular beaches: Kata, Karon and Patong. Here’s … read the full post
You’ve heard about the Thai coup right? While news of the country’s political wranglings has largely focused on events in Bangkok, changes are also underway in Phuket with its beaches becoming ground zero in a military-led cleanup effort. Encroachment and private profiteering on the beach have been targetted. So what can those travelling to Phuket expect … read the full post