Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Kata Beach

Kata Beach is a popular beach of ours because it is quite a long stretch of beach and the tide goes out  long way which leaves a big width of sand to play in.

Disadvantages are that there does not seem to be any degree of public management of the waste that comes onto the beach and that there are red flags posted.

So we go to the very Northern end of the beach where there is a natural inlet and the waves are not big BUT we DO NOT enter when the red flags are up. We do take some food with us however because the main food sellers are towards the South - so take something with you.

Since the coup in 2014 we have not been back so the 'Fisherman Restaurant' on the side may well have been pulled down - it was still there when we looked...

The sun beds may not also be allowed to set up here...

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Lucky Ceramic

I found where everybody bought those noodle bowls with the cockerel on.

Mee Ton Poe 3
They seem to be the choice of bowl in a number of the Phuket Noodle Shops.
Lucky Ceramic was a place I came upon when I took my stroll through Phuket Town.

Wow - and there was a very big selection of material to choose from - I would imagine that you are able to get them at the local markets scattered throughout Phuket but if you are on a mission to find some ceramic items then this would definately the place that I would go first!

BUT when I was in Chatuchak Market in Bangkok I also found them there.

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Pink Pvssy

Pink Pzssy is a brand which seems to be springing up in the shopping locations in Phuket. I am not much of a shopper but each time we go to Shopping Mall (Central, Tesco - renovated 2014, and Jungceylon for example) there seems to be one.

And if this sort of thing appeals to you then this is the place to go

so much to choose from

and there just seems to be more

and it is not expensive - more photographs.

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

The Upside Down House and Maze

The Upside House (Ban Teelanka) and Garden Maze is exactly what it says - it is an Upside House and there is a maze 'out the back'.

The confusion begins when you enter the house (remember shoes off outside) and then you enter into the attic!

Carefully walking up the stairs (?) you enter the bedrooms and the bathroom. Prepare to be bewildered and confused - imagine it - the whole house is physically upside down and objects are stuck to the ceilings and to the walls.

Then imagine how bewildering to be part of this upside down architecture - very bewildering indeed.

Look at all these pictures and then think of how they were taken and I really think that there should be a guide to how to take your photographs. Here is an outline - 

1) Frame your photograph so that it envelopes the items which indicate that your subject is upside down

2) Try to wait until there is nothing distracting behind the subject in the photograph (or move so there is nothing).

3) If you are using a phone and sharing on facebook / foursquare / twitter / social media immediately the rotate your phone so the image is already upside down.

After this confusion then have fun in the maze... it is fun.

Tip: keep one hand on the side of the maze and you will eventually find the exit.

Willy visited recently and his photographs do very well to share the fun.

Location: 51/11 Moo 5, Bypass Road
Phone: 076 376 245
Times: 8:00 to 17:00
WiFi code: Teelanka
Cost: Upside down - Adult 290 Baht + Child (3-12) 170 Baht
Cost: Maze - Adult 150 Baht + Child (3-12) 100 Baht
Twitter: @baanteelanka
Instagram: #baanteelanka

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