Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Phuket Weather

  Are you planning a holiday to Phuket ? Thinking about the best time to visit Phuket ?   One of the main reasons to visit Phuket is to relax on one of its many breathtaking beaches, and this experience can vary widely depending on what time of year you come.  Phuket has three seasons; Cool or Winter season (November-February), [...]

Clear blue sky and sea - Winter weather in Phuket

Phuket tourism not affected by Flooding in Thailand, Nov 2011

Warm greetings from Thavorn Hotels & Resorts (THR) Phuket, Thailand You may have seen the media news coverage regarding the floods affecting Bangkok, Central and Northern areas of Thailand right now. We would like to send our support and well wishes to compatriots in flood affected areas, and to the teams of workers and volunteers [...]

The Naka Weekend Market, Phuket Town

Hi, this is Astrid, “the culinary adventurer” my friends called me, because I am blessed with a big appetite to eat all kind of foods in this amazing Phuket, Thailand. You should check my previous post about the budget restaurants in Phuket Town as well. You also can find me and my friends’ adventure stories in our trainee’s blog [...]

Simon Cabaret Show

Some might say that a holiday to Thailand would not be complete without taking a picture with a Ladyboy or ‘Kathoey’ as they are called in Thai. A fascinating and unique species, many people are afraid of ladyboys who are often misunderstood, this is where one of the leading night time entertainment attractions in Phuket [...]

Simon Cabaret Show, Phuket

Ancient Thai Massage

Thai Massage Tips 3

Thai massage is a type of massage in Thai style that involves stretching and deep massage. It is normally performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes (the massage parlor can provide these). It is known in Thailand as “nuat phaen boran”  which literally means the “ancient-manner massage”. The masseuses use their hands [...]

Portuguese Egg Custard tarts

Are Thai Desserts really Thai ? 5

Q) Are your favourite Thai desserts and sweets, colourfully sold on many a street corner in Thailand really Thai? A) Strangely enough, many Portuguese tourists would instantly recognise the flavours and textures of many Thai desserts……. as they too have the same desserts in their native Portugal. So how have these seemingly un-twinned countries on [...]