I ventured out to the Sunday evening Walking Street (local name: Lard Yai) on Thanon Thalang for the first time in months tonight. In fact, I first circled the Old Town area snapping photos of the always lovely Kasikorn Bank building and historic On-On Hotel on Thanon Phang Nga and a few festive buildings along … Continue reading Daily Phuket #105: 26 December 2021 – Caught by the Rain
Daily Phuket #78: 24 October 2021 – Lard Yai Returns!
Lard Yai is the weekly Walking Street set up on Sunday afternoons and evenings along Phuket Old Town's Thalang Road, the center of town and main shopping area since the late 19th century. At its height, it is chock-full of great food and souvenir stalls while many shops along the road sell a wide range … Continue reading Daily Phuket #78: 24 October 2021 – Lard Yai Returns!
The Week That Was #2019-06
The Phuket Old Town Festival starts today so I am in a hurry to finish my blogging for the day and get out and enjoy the crowds and the food... The start of Chinese New Year was quite a non-event for me other than having a three-day work/school holiday and having to endure two full … Continue reading The Week That Was #2019-06
The Week That Was #2019-04
Finally, we seem to be past the huge number of holidays and other activities that served as disruptions in the school schedule, starting in early December with Thai National Day and Constitution Day, continuing through Christmas and New Year's celebrations, Mid-Term exams, and culminating with Thai Children's Day and National Teacher's Day nearly two weeks … Continue reading The Week That Was #2019-04
Phuket Postcard Options
I’ve been writing about my incoming postcards on the “Please, Mr. Postman!” blog for more than a month now but I haven’t mentioned anything about those I’ve been using for outgoing mail from my home here in Phuket, Thailand. Until fairly recently, the card options around Phuket Town have been fairly limited. Most shops carry … Continue reading Phuket Postcard Options
Phuket Town’s Sunday Walking Street
Last night, I made a beeline from my last class at ECC to attend the inaugural Sunday walking street market Sponsored by the Phuket Old Town Community (POTC), this will take place every Sunday from 16:00 until 22:00 along Th. Thalang and Soi Rommannee in an effort to boost civic pride and the local … Continue reading Phuket Town’s Sunday Walking Street