• Shrine Serene Light, Phuket, Thailand, travel
    Phuket,  Thailand

    Shrine of the Serene Light

    One place that was a delightful surprise was the Shrine of the Serene Light, or Sangtham Shrine – a place of worship to Chinese deities. In my weeks and weeks of research, one of the blogs, or TripAdviser, or somewhere mentioned a beautiful shrine tucked away in Phuket Town, and that it used to be accessible only by 2 discreet entrances. There was no way we weren’t going to hunt it down! Walking in, we knew we were somewhere special. Although small, the grounds and temple itself are quite extravagant and full of beautiful colors – my fave! The temple at night is STUNNING! Minus the telephone wires of course.…

  • Phuket Town, Night, Thailand, travel
    Phuket,  Thailand

    Exploring Phuket Town

    We made our way to Phuket Town via cab and, per usual, walked around to soak in as much of the city as possible. We found ourselves in need of some cool air and decided to pop into Macchiato House and Cakebox, a cute coffee shop in an adorable space – a minimalist vibe with a wide array of coffees. They also housed the ONE beer that I could not get enough of, Cha Tri IPA, and I loved it so much I took a pic to always remember it (of course). Craft beer lovers, pay attention – this was a real find b/c everywhere else we went served the…

  • Phuket,  Thailand

    Dear Phuket

    Dear Phuket,Your calm waters and vibrant streets were exactly what we needed for our last week in Thailand. Beachside cafes with a Chang, exploring Phuket Town and swimming with the rainbow of fish in your crystal clear water will be etched forever in my memories. Even if we had a whole year, I’m not sure we’d be able to explore the stunning beaches you so picture-perfectly display. I hope to see them all some day. After the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, we knew we’d want an extended beach time, and Phuket 100% delivered. We snorkeled around Banana Island… Lounged poolside at HQ Beach Club for a…