One of the things I loved about living in Asia is how easy and affordable it is to travel to many Asia-Pacific destinations and how diverse the cultures and attractions are. With a few minutes of googling and planning, plane fares can be had for as little as a few dollars and nice, clean hotels can be found. Seriously! [read more]
Thailand > Phuket
Beside this pier the shore is dotted with boats and the shoreline with vendors. I asked the driver where I could buy capiz frames, lamps, etc. I didn’t know how to explain what capiz was to him so I just said “shells.” He brought us here.
“The crab that walks too far falls into the pot.” – Haitian Proverb Coming from a province near the sea and enjoying freshly caught seafood my entire life, I am what you call a seafood snob. I’d rather eat something else if the seafood isn’t fresh. I barely ate seafood when I was in Manila, because [read more]
According to our research, among the 29 Buddhist temples or Wats in Phuket, the Wat Chalong or Chalong Temple is the most important, the biggest and most ornate one. So we made sure to see it during our short weekend trip.
On my list of Must Do’s in Phuket is to buy lots and lots of cashews. Cashews are a famous local product of Phuket. I use them for making banana bread and pukkolla, instead of walnuts. Check out the cashew shopping we did and the factory store we bought them in after the jump.
As part of my To-Do list in Phuket, I wanted to get a Thai massage by the beach. The thai are well known for this and there’s cheap place in Manila that offers Thai massaige (Ton-ton’s I lurv you!). I definitely wanted to experience the real deal! More pictures and details on my spa experience after the [read more]
Day 2: We woke up to another amazing, sunny day (despite the forecast of clouds and rainshowers..Yay!) and headed off to breakfast at Sala Restaurant. We weren’t expecting much because it was not buffet, but were we in for a surprise! Breakfast, Sala-style, was a yummy feast! Check out the drool-worthy food pics after the [read more]
Aside from food and wine, how else were we spoiled during our nights at Sala?
For dinner we decided to check out the Sala Restaurant, a recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2010. According to the itinerary of activities thoughtfully left in our room, the renowned resto held Thai Cultural Evenings on Fridays. The special grazing menu consisted of a tasting portions of authentic Thai dishes. Show time was [read more]
After getting settled in our room and resting for a bit, we wandered around the resort, checking out the amenities and enjoying the sunset. I got to take some amazing photos!
All my friends know that my favorite color is white (technically it’s a non-color) paired with beige and neutrals. I love how serene and relaxed these colors make me feel. As you can see this room is heaven for me.
Lovely flower bracelets made with Sampaguita & orchid. Smelled soooo good! I wonder why we in the Philippines don’t use the Sampaguita more, when it is actually native to us? Upon arrival at the airport we were happy to find a kiosk for tourists giving out a map of Phuket, brochures and a free Thai SIM [read more]
One more week to go till our weekend vacay in Phuket! So coming up with a list of things to do! Please feel free to comment and tell me what for you are must-sees, must-try restos, must-buys, etc! Then will narrow it down to a realistic list (it’s only a weekend after all) and plan [read more]