aside from some yummy thai restaurants along the forest fringe, the northern tip of bang tao beach is largely devoid of tourists. it turned out to be a great place to relax and enjoy some fun in the sun.
given that phuket is largely made up of resorts, taking a trip into phuket town was a nice change of scenery. the food was cheaper, it had much more of a local feel, and was crammed full of beautiful sino-portugese architecture. plus, getting there and back via local transport - the thai songthaew - was fun too.
we recently returned from a relaxing trip to thailand’s largest island— phuket. i think it’s a bit of an understatement to say that we thoroughly enjoy thai food. in fact, i’d say we basically ate our way across the island. here are some snapshots to offer a sampling of the wonderful culinary delicacies we consumed while on vacation.
last year, we travelled to jirisan national park for chuseok. this year, in keeping with tradition we headed to sobaeksan national park to see some greenery, relax, and of course, hike a really big mountain. once atop birobong peak, you can sort of walk along the highest ridge of the mountain. the clouds breeze by in misty clumps, shrouding the whole experience in white mist. very mystifying (har har!) indeed.
it was a challenging hike to say the least. we even got a bit turned around on the way down. but fortunately there was a taxi idling where we exited the mountain.
yes, this was the gosh darn best toilet in the known universe.
the life of a korean motorcycle delivery man…
after getting a taste for galbi jiim last weekend, we decided to supersize it!
galbi jjim is a (very) spicy braised rib stew with veggies and fall off the bone meat. after scarfing down the main course, they bring some rice to fry in the leftover sauce. all in all, it’s a terrifically delicious meal.
korea post’s head office in seoul is getting unzipped!
homemade gluten-free corn tortillas!