Getting Scuba Certified in Phuket
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Getting Scuba Certified in Phuket

   It was pretty obvious that I needed to get scuba certified, now that I was living in Phuket, Thailand.  We were friends with the owner of Rumblefish Adventures, so it was easy to decide with whom I will be doing my Open Water Course.  I signed up online with PADI, got the manual and DVD’s from Rumblefish Adventures and started … Continue reading

Thai Cooking Class
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Thai Cooking Class

At 8am we were picked up with a minivan and taken to the local morning market…. The smells weren’t all that pleasant but I was so intrigued and so excited that it really didn’t bother me all that much…okay, just a little, but I was still excited!!  As a group we stroll around the market … Continue reading

The Vegetarian Festival in Phuket
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The Vegetarian Festival in Phuket

The Vegetarian Festival is celebrated in the month of October all over Thailand, but mostly in Phuket.  The festival is also known as the “Tesagan Gin Je” or the “Nine Emperor Gods Festival”.  This festival is filled with tradition and excitement.  Most of the people taking part in the festival are of Chinese heritage, which is … Continue reading

Songkran – Thailand New Year
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Songkran – Thailand New Year

On April 13, Thailand celebrated it’s well known water festival called SONGKRAN to mark the new year on the Buddhist calendar. I highly recommend this event to any traveler passing through Thailand in this time. In the north of Thailand, people celebrate the new year for 5 days.  In the Bangkok it lasts for 2-3 … Continue reading

Child-Watch Phuket
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Child-Watch Phuket

I have recently became involved with the Holland House Child-Watch Phuket Association in Phuket, Thailand.  The Child-Watch Phuket Association was established in December 1995, as a legal non-government organization and it is run by the local community. Their Objectives are: To help children in Phuket from being abused To assist children in Phuket systematically and professionally To create awareness … Continue reading