Pear and I visited Phuket for a short holiday together after not seeing each other for quite a long time. I stayed in three locations : Bang Tao beach in the north of the island and Kata Noi beach then Naiharn beach in the south of the island. I loved all these beaches, they are not as touristy as the main popular beaches like Patong, Karon and Kata beach.
I thought you must be missing Thailand so I took some pictures to share with you. I hope it is a little something to brighten your day. 🙂
หาดกะตะน้อย Kata Noi: The length of Kata Noi beach is just 600-700 meters, but the beach is wide enough. It feels like a private beach, you can enjoy your margarita peacefully at the beach bar looking over the beautiful sea during the day and head to Patong for fun parties at night. It is less than 30-minute drive.
Thai lunch at my favourite Thai restaurant in Phuket
When you are in Thailand I recommend you try Southern Thai dishes. This restaurant in Phuket Town called ตู้กับข้าว Tu Kab Khao is a place I always come for lunch every time I visit the island. It is set in a beautiful Chino-Portuguese building.
The dish you can’t miss is the แกงปูใบชะพลู /gaeng bpuu bpai chá-pluu/ spiced crab curry with rice vermicelli, it has correct level of spiciness and the creamy texture makes it aroi maak maak!???
?? Did you know?
ตู้กับข้าว /dtûu gàp kâao/ is the name given to a cupboard every Thai house had before refrigerator became popular to keep the food safe from ants and flies for the next meal. The feet of that cupboard was placed in a bowl of water to keep the ants away.
หาดในหาน Naiharn Beach:
It is between hills and a couple of tiny islands in the south of Phuket. I love the fact that this area is more laid back than Patong, Kata and Karon, but it has many local and international restaurants, shops and convenient stores.
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is phuket expensive comparing it to the island you live now?
Sawatdii ka, I am sorry for the late reply, I just saw your comment today.
I live in Samui island, although smaller than Phuket it is also a tourist destination. I would say the cost of living are similar to Phuket if you live in the centre of the island.
Gorgeous pictures! I hope I can take your course before I return to Thailand again! I’m leaving soon to go back home. I was wondering if you could link to the page where you talk about the phrase that meant one is exhausted or tired. I can’t find it. Also does your class teach the Thai alphabet..?
Sawatdii ka Amber, thank you for reading my post. We are happy to welcome you to join our online classes anytime it is convenient for you. We open new classes every month. At the moment, we only have classes that focus on speaking and listening. We are planning to open reading/writing classes in the future. 🙂
You might be interested in watching these two videos if you would like to listen to the pronunciation of the word exhausted.
There is a phrase for exhausted in sentence no.10 in this lesson => https://bit.ly/3KsuoOl
It is sentence 27 in this video => https://bit.ly/3HUW2Ss