Adventures living as expats.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Phuket

The first stop on our 11 night Thailand trip was Phuket and it far exceeded our expectations. Phuket can be compared to Cancun in Mexico - gorgeous beaches, plenty of bars to party at, endless tourist trinkets, and attractions like a wave machine for surfing. We opted to stay near Kata beach which is further south of the major tourist areas. We spent our time there relaxing on the beach, enjoying affordable drinks (what a relief after almost 6 months in Jakarta), sampling some fantastic Thai food, and doing the tourist walk as my dad likes to call it.

Boats at Kata beach
Karon beach, we drank beer and coconuts all day, with only a break for some green curry
Small Thai restaurant with a million Baht view

We took a wonderful cooking class and learned tom yum soup (so spicy!), larb (chicken salad), and panang curry (of course my favorite). Since we've moved to Asia, I've developed a serious addiction to curry and have even started bringing it to parties. This will be a great addition to the recipe book, and I'll post the recipe soon!

We all cleaned our plates
Jeff looking tough with his butterfly helmet
We visited the Big Budda
These monks were so friendly and willing to pose for pictures
Sunset on the beach our last night
Our next stop is Khao Lak which is a quieter area north of Phuket that has easy access to some of Thailand's best snorkeling.



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