Category Archives: Practical Phuket

Never, ever, leave your passport as a guarantee…

In the midst of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and the discovery that at least two passengers boarded using passports that had been stolen in Phuket, I think it is worth reminding that you should never, ever, leave your passport as a guarantee. Continue reading

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Cheap international money transfers

Did you ever had to transfer money from a bank account in one country to a bank account in another country and used a friend as an intermediary to save on bank fees? Only problem is that you need a friend who’s got bank accounts in those countries. Well, one startup is now offering to be your friend who’s got bank accounts in (almost) every countries. Continue reading

Image Credits: TransferWise blog

From Phuket airport to Patong, Karon, Kata

Going from Phuket airport to the most famous beaches in the island might be a¬†painful experience if you arrive unprepared. The way transportation is dealt with on the island is peculiar at best (not to say a hold-up) and is often discussed¬†in the island’s forums and newspapers. So I decided to put up this little resource to help newcomers avoid the traps and know what to expect after they landed. Continue reading

Riding a motorbike in Thailand

There are a lot of motorbikes in Thailand, it’s one of the most popular way to go around especially in places like Phuket where there is a lot of traffic. A lot of people who come to Phuket wonder if they can rent a bike and use it to visit. Sure you can but there are a lot of things to consider first. Continue reading

One day tour of Phuket

If you come to visit me in Phuket there will be one mandatory day of visit. During this visit I will drive you around the highlights of the south of the island. Of course, if we went out the night before and you cannot wake up too early we will have to shorten it, but you will miss something. Continue reading