Thursday, December 18, 2014

Heavenly Tachai

Tachai Island or Koh Tachai is a small Island located between Similan and Surin national park. It's 1 hour away from Khao Lak by Speedboat. We were checking in at Thap lamu pier around 8 a.m and picking up our snorkeling equipment. Our speed boat departed at 9.30 a.m. Luckily, the weather was perfect for a day trip. We were supposed to snorkel in 2 different spots. Unfortunately, when we arrived Tachai Island the tides were too high, so we got to snorkel at one spot only and there'r not many coral reefs, but its still awesome to swim in crystal clear water surrounded by a breathtaking view! 

After an hour of snorkeling we got on the speedboat and headed onto Tachai Island where we enjoyed Thai style buffet for lunch and spent another 2-3 hours strolling along white sand beach, playing on the seashore, and taking pictures! What I love most about this island is the crystal clear water just like a swimming pool with 3 shades of blue. Cool yeah?! It's one of the most beautiful Islands I've ever seen. Honestly, I can watch this amazing scenery of Tachai Island all day without getting bored. Also, the island itself is small, very clean, and peaceful. Absolutely perfect place to escape and chill.

 I would recommended SeaStar tour to anyone visiting Tachai. You can tell that they're a great passionate staff who trying to provide tourists the best possible service and experience. For your information this Island is open for visit seasonal only, so make sure you check information before travel. Happy Friday guys!
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Spotted: Phuket Old Town

Last time I came to Phuket was 5 years ago. It's clearly Phuket has been upgraded! The old town is filled with vibrant colours. There're plenty of local houses, restaurants, clothing stores, herb shops, coffee shops, boutique guesthouses, and bars. You could find pretty much everything here. 
Phuket is famous for its beaches but this time my friends and I came here just to explore the old town and experience some tasty local food. Then heading to Tachai Island in Pangna where we spent most of our time on the white sand beach and swim in the sea. I'll be blogging about Tachai Island on my next post. Keep an eyes for it!
My outfit matches graphic on the wall!  

 My friends and I were walking along the street and we found this Juice bar called "Juice Raw" which looks interesting and healthy. So we just popped in for a drink to freshen up a bit. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We ended up chilling and taking a photo here almost an hour since the atmosphere is great. It decorated with vibrant retro-style furniture. Every corners of this place looks really cool and lively. Definitely worth taking a picture!  
There're variety of fresh healthy drinks like fruit smoothies, juices, tea. Other menu includes home made ice-cream, sandwiches and more.
Fruit Raw Address: Yaowarat Road, Old Town, Phuket
Operating hours: 10.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Open Daily)
This Traditional Phuket dessert called "Ah Pong" or in Thai "อา โป๊ง". It's more like a crepe very thin and crispy but the middle part is soft and sweet! I have to say sorry as I don't remember the name of the vendor but it's located in the alley right next to "Juice Raw". Also, we heard from "Juice Raw" owner that this particular vendor make the best "Ah Pong" in Phuket. So during the high seasons many people will line up to buy Ah Pong and they would have to wait for hours.

Before we leave Phuket for Pangna. We would like to end the day with the best meal since we have been walking around the old town all day long. It was extremely sunny and we're all tired. So we went to this restaurant called "Rayaa" which we found information about it online and there're many great reviews. After we have tried this. There's one word to describe "Amazing".
If you want to taste an authentic southern Thai dishes, you must try "Rayaa" a very famous Thai restaurant among local and tourists. Everything we ordered was extremely yummy! When you taste the food you can tell that they use only fresh and high-quality ingredients. Will definitely come back again next time!  

Rayaa Address: Dibuk Road, Old Town, Phuket (You will see a Big Signage in Thai "ระย้า" )