Category: Phuket

  • James Bond Island day trip from Phuket

    James Bond Island day trip from Phuket

    I haven’t tried to hide the fact that I thought Phuket (particularly Patong Beach) was awful. But nonetheless, I was glad to go to Phuket, if nothing else so I could leave it. After a week in Thailand and endless recommendations from other tourists and locals alike, we knew that we couldn’t leave Phuket without…

  • Flying domestically in Thailand

    Flying domestically in Thailand

    I had always been told that getting around Thailand was really simple because they have a great system of trains in place. Train travel is safe, efficient, and comfortable. Based on the city trains in Bangkok, I’m sure that’s true. But what I didn’t imagine was that train travel would take so long. Flying domestically…

  • A complete guide to getting around cities in Thailand

    A complete guide to getting around cities in Thailand

    As much as I love Thailand, I have to admit, getting around is not the easiest thing in the world and it’s where you’re most likely to be swindled. But it’s helpful to know what you’re getting into so you’re not blindsided when you get there. Accept that you’re going to be price-gouged Before I…

  • Do Thailand your way: Get a private driver

    Do Thailand your way: Get a private driver

    I’m not a fan of highly structured tours and vacations. I always feel like I’m being herded around like cattle or sitting around waiting for others. So, for me, one of the only benefits of going on a guided vacation tour is that they usually include several interesting excursions that I would have no idea…

  • Could I Live Here? Patong Beach, Phuket Edition

    Could I Live Here? Patong Beach, Phuket Edition

    I should preface this by clarifying that Phuket is a large island in case you’re wondering why this isn’t a characterization of Phuket as a whole. There are many different cities, and I really only spent time in the resort town of Patong Beach which is at least 30-45 minutes from anywhere else. It’s a…

  • Patong Beach is literal hell

    Patong Beach is literal hell

    My favorite thing about doing what I do is that if I enjoy something, I love to use this as an avenue to spread the word about it. And when I hate something, I love to come here and drunkenly hate on it. Tonight I’m going to do the latter. I came to Phuket because…