Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Phuket Weekend Market - food


Phuket Weekend Market is certainly an attraction if you are visiting Phuket and it is also popular with the local people - there is sooooo much food to be had - we have visited a number of times.... 


ever what happened to these vehicles?
The market is effectively a football field which is divided into 2 halves and 50% of it sells food! The local Thai people come here for the wide selection of dishes and the fact that it is so big. So please bear in mind that the dishes are not cooked for the tourist but for the Thai people.

The market opens at approximately 4pm and finishes at approximately 10pm but this is never exact. There are a plethora of different types of items to find in the ever increasing number of stalls that each time we go I find something different!

If it rains then you may well get wet because half of the market is standing on the football field. Pushing a pram or the suchlike is very difficult because of the quality of the floor and the fact that the 'corridors' can be so tight...

There are toilets there which you can use  but remember to go there with some loose change with you - the last time we went I believe that the cost of this was 5 Baht.

So what foods do they have in half a football field?




Bits of animals that I cannot be sure of...



The cakes look delicious.



The chips are scrumptious - see if you can find them making the curly fries, it is a very clever machine...



Then there are the fish cakes - to nibble whilst wandering about.



If you really are in need for a kebab I was surprised that I found one here.



Not sure what a 'fish strip is' though...



Then it was time for an egg.



We then chose to sit down at one of the many tables and we had fish baked in sea salt (something worth trying whilst in Thailand).



Then you must have a herbed sausage whilst you are sitting here.



Then it was time for a pudding - we tried this Japanese ice-cream - certainly very different (not that I would have it again personally).



There are more that we did not try which I was surprised about - Japanese food and a lot of different stalls.



Then the strange bread and butter...

I suggest that you go hungry to the Weekend Market because it is a lot of fun trying all these different dishes. More about the Weekend Market will be written but older postings are below.


Previous posts
 1) An overview - March 2013
 2) Personal Aggression - October 2015
 3) Food - January 2013
 4) Clothes and Shoes - December 2013
 6) Eating Bugs - January 2013
 7) Personal Beauty - December 2012
 8) Eating more Bugs - September 2013



   




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Flying Hanuman


Flying Hanuman was a day out for us all - and what an adventure for us it was! Zip-lining seems to be spring up everywhere at the moment (we last went on X-Treme Adventure).

There are a number of different things that you can do here and we did not know that before we went, we had purchased tickets for:



1) Suspended Walkway




2) Sky Rail





3) Ziplines

The choice is up to you - wow. I tried a Facebook Live but the phone was tossed the wrong way and the broadcast was back to front... The best photographs are the ones we purchased from them on a memory stick - a clever way to make money.



Yes this was definitely worth doing - we will be going again. 


  





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Sunday, September 18, 2016

ธดาพร ของเลน (Toy Shop)



ธดาพร ของเลน is somewhere that we always visit in order to purchase our Songkran guns and there is so much more to find. This time that we found a pair of fairy wings for Jemma.


The electric dinosaurs was also a popular buy - very cheap but it didn't last long in the home.


There was too much to choose from - I kept finding more and more - I really would not go there unless you could not keep your hands in the pocket and not buy anything.


Walk up and down the aisles more than once because you may miss something the first time...


I did...


I had a lot of fun finding things for Christmas...

Previous visit
 1) March 2014 









Friday, September 16, 2016

It's raining and you need...



It's raining and you are in Phuket Town without anything to protect you from the rain! Well there are a plethora of coffee shops in Phuket Town which I have visited and these prove to be a welcome find when you get caught in a rainstorm.



However there are also a number of places that you can buy all the bits that you might need.




 
An umbrella



 A bag for all your bits





 A poncho in many colours.



And there are always more things that you can find...


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thai airways office - Phuket Old Town


The Thai Airways Office in Phuket Old Town is a place to go for a number of reasons.



1) Park your car to visit the local market (20 Baht) 



2) Sort out your flight tickets.




3) Look at this wonderful example of a Sino-Portuguese building.




4) Puff and Pie is closed now though...




5) Don't forget to look down...




Friday, September 9, 2016

Wat Puttamongkon (Wat Mongkol Nimit)


Wat Puttamongkon or Wat Mongkol Nimit - I am still not sure which is strictly correct. The last time I was here was for the ordination of a young monk and I still can't find the images of this. (When I do I will link it here)


The choice that I have now made is Wat Puttamongkon.


It is a very good example of a temple but I choose here to talk about the trees which are on the side of the largest temple adjacent to the main road - on all the trees.



I do worry that they are not going to be here because they are renovating the area.




Don't forget to go to the collection of Chedi's at the back.





If they are no longer there you will have to rely on this App which gives you a Buddhist Daily Quote everyday message everyday a great App (my review)




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