Wat Chalong Temple, Phuket, Thailand

  After visiting The Big Budda, we continued on to visit the Wat Chalong Temple.  This, the largest of Phuket’s temples, houses a splinter of bone from Buddha.  As we walked the grounds, fireworks were lit and exploded in unique furnaces.  We weren’t sure of the significance of this, but it sure was loud! Visiting…

The Big Buddha, Phuket, Thailand

Michael and I decided to visit Buddhist temples in the area.  Our first stop was The Big Buddha located on top of one of the Nakkerd Hills, not far from our hotel. After our unexpected adventure on Lulu the elephant, we continued up the road to the apex of the hill that brought us to the…

Riding Bareback on LuLu the Elephant, Phuket, Thailand

This was a moral dilemma. It was so, SO exciting to ride an elephant – bareback at that!!!! An experience I will never forget because it was a teenager dream Indiana Jones inspired adventure come true…. BUT…. Only if the elephants are treated ethically. Most of the Tripadvisor feedback of elephant safaris in Thailand are…

Bangla Road, Patong, Thailand

We ended up here, Bangla Road, …because it was where all the action was, shopping right? We didn’t know what we were getting into… but when it hit, we took it in. That said…… I lasted maybe an hour and wanted to leave!  It was CRAZY!  Packed, PACKED with tourists and built for tourists, this…

Rang Hill, Phuket Town, Thailand

Without a destination in mind, we set off on a scooter for a day of adventure! Michael has driven scooters in Bali, Indonesia as well as having his own motorcycle, so he was a confident driver on the busy streets of Phuket! We found ourselves driving up Rang Hill to discover a look off over…

Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Coming to you live from Phuket, Thailand! I’ve been awake since 4:40am yesterday, Thursday morning and have since then worked, home to meet Michael to get a taxi to the airport, have flown on three airplanes with (of course) a few glitches along the way when transferring from plane to plane!!  Seems our luggage arrived…