Life according to lanathai
Freelance writer living in Phuket, Thailand. Blogs at Travelfish.org.
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How long should you spend on Ko Pha Ngan?
Published 9:36 pm, 9 Dec 2013
It’s not uncommon on Ko Pha Ngan to meet someone who intended to come to the island for a few days and ended up staying months, if not years. The island seems to have a hold on people that goes beyond the Full Moon Party and the white sand beaches. Still, there are plenty who ... read the full post
More Phuket secret beaches
Published 9:32 pm, 1 Dec 2013
Lining the coastlines of Phuket are more than 30 beaches, so it’s easy to find a peaceful stretch of sand if you travel beyond the island’s popular west-coast beaches. We’ve already highlighted some of Phuket’s secret beaches, but we have more to reveal. So get your beach towel ready and read on … One of ... read the full post
Basic shopping on Ko Tao
Published 1:07 am, 24 Nov 2013
Thankfully Ko Tao is hardly a shopping metropolis but if you’re looking for clothes, jewellery, diving equipment or groceries, we’ve got you covered — it’s always a good idea to know the best spots to buy your bananas. Or cheapest wine! Clothes and jewellery In Sairee, check out Alila and Zunami, located opposite Choppers. Alila ... read the full post
When is the best time of year to visit Ko Pha Ngan?
Published 10:01 pm, 22 Nov 2013
Ko Pha Ngan is a stunning tropical Thai island that has fantastic year-long offerings for travellers. The balmy weather is present all year round, sometimes leading to the impression that there are no seasons here. Au contraire. There are many seasons on Ko Pha Ngan. Weather-wise, there’s rainy, cold and hot season. Tourism-wise, there’s low, ... read the full post
Hor mok fish custard, Phuket style
Published 8:15 am, 18 Nov 2013
If you’re exploring Phuket island and on the hunt for some local flavours, the local variety of the Thai curried fish mousse, hor mok, offers a cheap and easy taster. Usually served in small portions wrapped in banana leaf, hor mok is the perfect way to inject a little spice to your meal. The Phuket ... read the full post