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A collection of travelogues about Phuket written by real travellers detailing their thoughts and experiences during their time on the island.

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  • Phuket reef

    A Reef, a Wreck & a Point

    As we descend the buoy line, the murky waters of the Andaman Sea gradually reveal their prize: the wreck of the King Cruiser.... read more

    A Reef, a Wreck & a Point

    As we descend the buoy line, the murky waters of the Andaman Sea gradually reveal their prize: the wreck of the King Cruiser. Sometimes referred to with the cringe-worthy pun, the ‘Thai-tanic,’ the Cruiser was a Japanese car ferry that sank on May... read more

  • Drift diving in Phuket

    Drift Diving in Phuket

    All the dives I’d done before Phuket consisted of swimming around one particular spot. Phuket was different. There I swam... read more

    Drift Diving in Phuket

    All the dives I’d done before Phuket consisted of swimming around one particular spot. Phuket was different. There I swam through an environment. In a drift dive, the dive boat drops you off at one spot and you drift with the current to another spot,... read more

  • Racha Island

    Little Trouble On Big Racha

    When Steve from Power Snorkel South East Asia decided to test out his new machines on the isolated island of Koh Racha Yai we... read more

    Little Trouble On Big Racha

    When Steve from Power Snorkel South East Asia decided to test out his new machines on the isolated island of Koh Racha Yai we immediately volunteered ourselves as guinea pigs. Power Snorkel a new innovation from Australia is basically an update of the old... read more

  • Monsoon Phuket

    Monsoon Phuket

    “Phuket in August! It’s monsoon season! Why go all that way for rain?” When learning that we were returning to... read more

    Monsoon Phuket

    “Phuket in August! It’s monsoon season! Why go all that way for rain?” When learning that we were returning to Thailand’s tropical island, this time in off-season, our cynical world travelling friend slowly shook his head.... read more

  • Backpacking Phuket

    Neil’s Backpacker Guide To...

    Backpackers and Phuket the words don’t really seem very relevant together, almost like sex and the British. Although like... read more

    Neil’s Backpacker Guide To Phuket

    Backpackers and Phuket the words don’t really seem very relevant together, almost like sex and the British. Although like the British if you look close enough you might find one or two with wardrobes of leather and whips and chains in the spare room.... read more

  • Phuket beach

    Phuket – Chilling or Burning?

    We spent the first afternoon in Kamala beach, Phuket, just getting our bearings and enjoying some much needed food and drink. We... read more

    Phuket – Chilling or Burning?

    We spent the first afternoon in Kamala beach, Phuket, just getting our bearings and enjoying some much needed food and drink. We found a great little beach-side restaurant called “Beer House and Restaurant”, for some reason, it appealed instantly!... read more

  • Koh Phi Phi

    Phuket to Phi Phi

    Up for gorgeous breakfast, fresh fresh fruit with yoghurt for Nic and PW has best omelette he has ever had. Down to beach at 11am... read more

    Phuket to Phi Phi

    Up for gorgeous breakfast, fresh fresh fruit with yoghurt for Nic and PW has best omelette he has ever had. Down to beach at 11am and hire snorkelling mask and fins, 200 baht each. Loads of colourful fish to be seen around the rocks, it is amazing. Wish we... read more

  • Maya Bay - Phi Phi

    Thailand Hopping

    Right now we’re in Koh Lanta (except this was written a few days ago), a large Island just off the coast of South West... read more

    Thailand Hopping

    Right now we’re in Koh Lanta (except this was written a few days ago), a large Island just off the coast of South West Thailand in the Andaman Sea, but in a couple of hours we’ll be off on a ferry to Kho Phi Phi to play at being Leonardo Di Caprio... read more

  • Similans scuba diving

    Under the Sea

    I took the 1030 bus to Phuket and arrived at the Phuket City bus station somewhere around 4. I fended off the irritating taxi... read more

    Under the Sea

    I took the 1030 bus to Phuket and arrived at the Phuket City bus station somewhere around 4. I fended off the irritating taxi drivers and set out in search of a place to stay. I gave some thought to finding a real luxury resort, but decided to save the money... read more