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!
Daily Phuket #5: 28 February 2021 – Getting Ready for Lard Yai
Every Sunday afternoon into the early evening for the past six years or so (well, not every week), the historic Thalang Road in the heart of Old Phuket Town is closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into "Lard Yai" -- a lengthy stretch of food, souvenir and clothes stalls and shops lining both sides of … Continue reading Daily Phuket #5: 28 February 2021 – Getting Ready for Lard Yai
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