Talad Kaset – The Lovely Morning Wet Market in Phuket Town

If you’re in Phuket on vacation, I totally understand if you don’t want to get up early visiting a morning wet market, which is a market selling fresh meat, fish, seafood, fruit, and vegetables. However, when my wife and I are in Phuket, we have access to a house and this day we were planning to barbeque and cooking with my wife’s family, which is why we hit the Talad Kaset morning market in Phuket Town after flying drone at Rawai Beach at sunrise. It’s always nice with a touch of local life, and if you enjoy markets like this, I recommend coming here around 07:00 or 08:00.

This is One of The Most Romantic Getaway Islands in Thailand

There are plenty of romantic getaways in Thailand, but one that stands out is Koh Yao Noi in the middle of Phang Nga Bay. This island has managed to stay surprisingly undeveloped considering its closeness to Phuket and Krabi. From golden beaches on the east coast overlooking the breathtaking sea filled with limestone cliffs to a west coast lined with mangroves and rice paddies, this could be your next dream destination.

My wife watching the rising sun.

Bangkok’s Old City: Escape the Metropolitan Rush and Sample Some of the Best Street Food

Bangkok is a metropolitan city with all that it entails; high-rise buildings, Skytrains, traffic jams, pollution, and noise. Thankfully, you can escape all that and go to the charming Old City (Rattanakosin) where it feels like the time has stood still. This old district is home the most incredible temples such as Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew (the Grand Palace) with the lovely Chinatown connected just southeast and the world-famous Khaosan Road to the north. The Old City is also home to some of the best street food vendors in Bangkok.

Maharat Road with charming old buildings and the impressive Wat Pho in the center.

Sending Flowers to Thailand

A few days ago I was approached by gogoflorist.com, a bouquet delivery service company based in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. They offered me to send a bouquet to someone in Thailand in exchange for a review on my blog; whenever I get the chance to send a bouquet of flowers for free, I’ll take it!

I could select a bouquet valued up to $85, so I hit their website and scrolled through the categories and ended up at the category popular. I decided to go for a classic bouquet of 12 red roses  — a statement of love as written in the description — for $79.90 delivery included. A standard price compared to other sites.

I choose to send the flowers to my mother-in-law with a short love greeting, and she received the flowers on the same day. That’s pretty impressive considering she lives in a small village in the middle of nowhere in Krabi Province 1,200 km from Chiang Mai. To be able to do this, they work with florists and contractors in all cities throughout Thailand.

10 of the Most Beautiful National Parks in Thailand

There are over 100 national parks in Thailand covering one-fifth of the country, some of which still have tigers and elephants roaming free. From the jungle-covered mountains in the north to the marine parks in the south, below are seven beautiful national parks I have visited followed by three famous parks yet for me to explore.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Nong Thale Lake, The Most Beautiful Lake in Krabi

Nong Thale Lake in the village of Nong Thale is quite off the beaten path 15 minutes north of the busy Ao Nang. The peacefulness during the sunrise is hard to beat anywhere in Krabi. While it’s not a tourist spot, it’s popular among Thai photographers — I’ve met photographers both early in the morning and late at night trying to capture the Milky Way.

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Nakhon Si Thammarat in Southern Thailand

Nakhon Si Thammarat is the largest province in southern Thailand and compared to other southern provinces like Phuket, Phang Nga, and Krabi — which the beautiful Andaman Sea locates all — this Gulf of Thailand province has very little tourists. But with its interesting history, ancient temples and beautiful lush mountains, Nakhon Si Thammarat is one of the most exciting provinces in Thailand — and below I give you seven reasons to go.

1. The eco-friendly village of Kiriwong