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Freelance writer living in Phuket, Thailand. Blogs at Travelfish.org.
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Vegetarian restaurants on Phuket
Published 8:12 pm, 5 Oct 2014
As the home of the largest Vegetarian Festival in Thailand, Phuket has a decent choice of vegetarian and vegan restaurants that are open year-round. The vegetarian food scene in Phuket is growing, both within the local community and due to the island becoming a more popular destination for wellness and detox seekers. The quality and ... read the full post
Phuket’s post-coup beach cleanup, part two
Published 9:12 am, 22 Jul 2014
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
Phuket’s post-coup beach cleanup
Published 9:33 pm, 28 Jun 2014
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
Thailand coup update for travellers: June 2, 2014
Published 5:10 am, 2 Jun 2014
A small but creative group of protesters continues to peacefully resist the coup in Bangkok despite immense efforts by Thailand’s military to stop them. Several key intersections, metro stations and shopping malls were closed on Sunday as flash protests popped up unpredictably. While no serious violence was reported, travellers are advised to monitor the situation ... read the full post
Thailand: Is it time for a tourism boycott?
Published 2:25 am, 28 May 2014
Cast your mind back a few years. There was a country controlled by a junta where the democratically elected leader was effectively under house arrest; where politicians were detained with little (if any) access to friends and family; where journalists were detained and/or told “to cheer on” the junta; where there was a nationwide curfew; ... read the full post