Tag: Travel with Kids

A Moms Night Out in Phuket

Sleep is the holy grail of motherhood. It is the one thing that moms search for from the moment that their little bundles of sleep-stealing joy arrive. We want it even more than chocolate, quiet, or losing that baby weight. SLEEP! Am I right?! It was in search of uninterrupted sleep, eating without having to tell someone numerous times not… Read more →

3 Tips for Moving to Thailand

It was our dream for many years to travel the world and then settle in Thailand. We did it. We traveled through Europe, Taiwan, and finally made it to Thailand after a year of being on the road. There are so many reasons to move to this amazing country, low cost-of-living expenses, delicious food, wonderfully balmy hot weather, and a… Read more →

What is a Spirit House?

Recently I was driving past another row of shop-houses being built in our area of Phuket, and I glanced a couple of men dressed in white performing some sort of ritual on a newly placed spirit house. It was just really out of the corner of my eye, but it appeared they were in a trance of some sort, so I decided I… Read more →

Kathu Street Culture Festival

This past week was the holiday marking the beginning of the Buddhist Lent (Khao Phansa), which means that it was time for the annual Kathu Street Culture Festival. We attended the festival last year and knew that we had to attend again this year. Kathu is a large district pretty much right smack dab in the middle of the Phuket.… Read more →

Monday Montage: Sharing is Caring

I have been really feeling encouraged by all of you lovely readers. Your comments keep me coming back twice a week every week to share our life with you. I love what I have learned in the past two years, not only by traveling, but by reading other blogs, and building relationships with all of you. Sharing our experiences with you… Read more →

What to do with 3 days in Khao Lak

While my mom was visiting last month I wanted to take her away from Phuket for a little bit. We decided on Khao Lak, which is just a short drive north of Phuket. We booked our room for three days and two nights and made the drive on up. So what does one do with three days in Khao Lak? RELAX!… Read more →

A Tour of the Phuket Philatelic Museum

  When I was a kid I used to collect stamps. It was a short lived hobby as I felt like I should be getting million dollar rare stamps somehow instead of the penny stamps that everyone else had. I waited patiently for a misprinted stamp or something along those lines for about 6 months and then decided that puberty… Read more →

Going Back in Time… The Phuket Tin Mine Museum

I love museums. Like really love them (oops, my California accent just slipped out, didn’t it?). Unfortunately Chad is not that much of a fan of them, so I often forgo time at museums in favor of spending time not boring my poor husband. I guess anyone could get bored while I spend eons hours reading every single plaque on each exhibit.… Read more →

Monday Montage: Mondays…..

Yep, the dreaded Mondays. Seriously, who can say they like Mondays? I don’t think I have met anyone that can say that Monday doesn’t come with it’s own special form of hell most weeks.  Even here in Phuket, despite the fact that we live as expats and don’t work normal 9 to 5 jobs, it still feels like a Monday. The hustle… Read more →

Baba Wedding In Phuket Town

Once a year, couples from Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, and China come to Phuket Town to get married. All on the same day. At the same time. It is the annual Baba (Peranakan) Wedding in Old Town Phuket. “Baba” refers to Chinese immigrants who migrated to Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand during the 19th century. Here in Phuket many came to work… Read more →

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