Phuket Town

· Fashion, Food, Travel

As I was telling you in my “swimming suit farniente” post, we didn’t really visit much, except for two days: one day we spent in the islands, and the other in Phuket Town, the capital of Phuket island.

 

Colors and scents

We enjoyed walking around this colorful town, which has kept its traditional side, with its colonial architecture and sino-portuguese influenced buildings. At the time, Phuket was an international trade platform.

Soi Romanee is the most colorful alley in Phuket; it’s the thai version of Paris’s Rue Crémieux or of London’s Portobello Road.

We spent some time around the food carts, all emitting the delicious scents; admired a woman preparing a hearty and no-fuss meal before our eyes, and spent some times antiquing in vintage toy shops.

We tried our luck with the local bus system (with an all natural a/c system: meaning no windows) to make our way back to the hotel in the evening.

You ring the bell and the bus stops wherever you want (how convenient!), you just pay the bus driver on your way out. When there’s no more space left inside, you get an improvised workout and flex your biceps, holing on to the railing for dear life.

 

Yummy stops

During our visit, we stopped in two spots; here they are!

 

Baan Thaew Nam Coffee Station

(Thaew Nam Intersection, 2-4 Thep Kasattri Road, PHUKET TOWN) I don’t think the name is inscribed outside, but that’s what was written on the menu! It’s a no-fuss place, with delicious street food: you take a seat and admire the chef’s spring roll technique.

I really liked this thai version of the spring roll actually: the vermicelli noodles inside are fried, which make for a crispy new twist to this dish I like to make myself when preparing a tv dinner.

Pad thai, noodle soup, spring rolls and two beverages all for 200 Bath (around 5 euros): aaah, what a life!

 

B Cat Café

(33/34 Thepkasatree Road, PHUKET TOWN) This concept already exists in Paris (and comes from Japan), but we really wanted to try it’s thai version: it’s a café where you can enjoy pastries and purring cats all at the same time.

I found the cats to be much more playful here than in our capital.

Although the rules are pretty strict, (rigorous hygiene, not bothering them if they are sleeping, not holding them), they were much more prone to let themselves be petted that in Paris….which was quite nice!

As you can see, the atmosphere is an ode to the adorable felines.

As for the food, I chose a coconut chiffon cake. It was quite airy and not too sugary. It was the perfect place to find some quiet and peace of mind. (English translation by Bleu Marine)


My Outfit

Jacket ASOS (already seen here et here)
Tee shirt ASOS
Shorts Levi’s Vintage
Bag Nat&Nin
Lipstick Rouge Dior « 869 Rouge Massaï » Dior
Nailpolish « Alpine Snow » OPI

Pictures taken with OLYMPUS Pen E-PL7 camera
(Lenses M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 &
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ)

Happy 2015 !

· Illustration

There we go! We are there ! Happy new year to you all ! I wish you all to start this 2015 year with a bang and to keep it up until 2016 obviously (after too) ! Good health, happiness, and love all come aboard !

Bye bye 2014, Hello 2015 !

This year, I haven’t had time to write a summary post of the year 2014 but I remember the amazing trips we shared together especially the unforgettable Japan trip, my Belgium escapades or at the snow, of my meeting with Master Jiro Taniguchi and my hair growing (detail that also has it’s importance because it was a big change since the start of this blog!).

I hope to live many good moments in your company (especially the growth of my hair, haha!). After all those years, even if lots have changed or evolved, my blogging passion is still intact! We go on! (English translation by TradIsa)

Thai getaway

· Fashion, Travel

As I was saying in my previous seasonal greetings, I left for a week in Thailand, to take in the heat (31° C!) and the sun, but first and foremost to rest.

Which means this trip wasn’t undertaken in the same spirit as the previous ones: no pressure to make the most of our stay, with regards to cultural visits. No guilty feelings at all to just laze away on the beach (not forgetting sunscreen, of course), the main purpose of this getaway trip was to recharge the batteries.

 

Beach and rest in Phuket

We headed for Phuket, a destination I had been discouraged to try on my previous trips, as it was apparently “uninteresting” and “too touristy”.

But since this time, our admitted goal was to soak in as much sun as possible and enjoy the beach, not only did we have nothing to loose by going, but I wanted to make up my own mind on the place.

So, well, yes, if you’re in Thailand for the first time and don’t have much time to spend there, I’m not sure it’s really worth a stop, but I did enjoy it, and the people we met were just as friendly as those we had met in Bangkok or the north of Thailand. To be noted though: prices here are a bit steeper than in other parts of the country.

 

Koh Phi Phi

There are boats that leave from Phuket and head to various nearby islands. We left our deck chairs just long enough for a day trip to Koh Phi Phi.

Contrary to what can be seen on my pictures, the place is packed with tourists (hehe, I was extremely patient and found just the right angle for those pictures!), which was a bit of a disappointment, but it was still worth seeing!

Please forgive me if I’m not providing much of an insight to my trip (I’m not sure you’d be very interested in knowing which deck chair you should choose in the morning or the best time of the day to turn your sun umbrella) it was the first time ever I did absolutely nothing all day long.

We did hunt out some good food though (not doing anything does not imply not eating anything), I’ll be sure to tell you about those in my next post!

To read my previous posts about Thailand, it’s here ! (English translation by Bleu Marine)


My Outfit

Swimsuit ASOS (here and here)
Lipstick Rouge Dior « 869 Rouge Massaï » Dior
Nailpolish “Alpine Snow” OPI

Pictures taken with OLYMPUS Pen E-PL7 camera
(Lenses M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 &
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ)

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