A colorful tour around the island of Phuket
I am so incredibly grateful to my friends Muay and Andy from Beirut who invited me to visit them in Phuket during our summer travels. Muay is Thai and Andy has spent the better part of 7 years living in Thailand, and together with their friend Jay who owns a resort on the island, they have truly given me the insiders tour. It seems we’ve covered every inch of this great island (but they tell me there’s even more to see!). Phuket is so diverse with so much to see (and so many places to swim). Each beach and town seems to have its own personality.
Long tail boats
Muay and Andy choosing oysters for our dinner.
Sino-Portuguese Architecture with its mix of Chinese and European influences.
Trying out a local Phuket Town dessert: banana gelatin, ice slush, lots of sugar, and kidney beans (!?). It was incredibly sweet. Only Muay could handle the sugar.
Phuket Town Bohemians.
We visited the temple where Muay and Kwang showed me how to pray in the Buddhist way. We lit candles, burned incense, prayed in front of the Buddhas, left flowers, and then put a piece of gold leaf on each of the three Buddhas. If you make a wish and it comes true you have to return to the temple to light fireworks. Kwang made a wish and today it came true! I guess she’ll be making a trip back there soon!
Gorgeous look out point with clear blue water below.