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Time is money, hence they say, but I disagree. Time is life, fourth dimension is love, fourth dimension is all yous need. And at that spot is never enough. Not plenty fourth dimension to create all yous want, non plenty fourth dimension to pass amongst loved ones, non plenty fourth dimension to pass amongst friends, in addition to non plenty fourth dimension to update blogs! Thus, on the lastly solar daytime of Jan I volition brand a review of 2008.

What appears on Jamie's Phuket depends on what nosotros do, where nosotros expire in addition to how much of that precious fourth dimension I have. I would beloved to weblog total fourth dimension in addition to write something novel in addition to exciting every duad of days, but identify unit of measurement comes first, in addition to operate takes upward most of the week, hence create acquit amongst me. I hope that over the lastly two ½ years this weblog has been of some help, the master copy aim, in addition to all the same the aim - to exhibit the existent Phuket, non alone the beaches in addition to tourist hangouts. 2008 was a skilful year, in addition to 2009 promises much. So let's await dorsum at what was blogged lastly year...

In January, my favourite Phad Thai store was blogged.. in addition to this piffling roadside local store has straightaway made the Lonely Planet! Thai nutrient is great, but I acknowledge to beingness English, in addition to sometimes demand some English Food too...

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I get got a vague aim to weblog all Phuket Temples... two were added inwards Jan - Kata Temple (on the dorsum route close Kata Beach) in addition to Wat Naka (near Phuket Town).

Feb - a rare care for at a really prissy eating theater called The Ninth Floor inwards Patong, non our normal sort of place, it was a fellowship dinner. Great food... Next upward - a see to Chalong Temple Fair (which has also been on for the lastly 10 days).

The floating restaurant at Bang Rong on the eastward coast of Phuket was blogged - i of our favourite quite places... every bit is Buddha Mountain, where the Big Buddha is like shooting fish in a barrel nearing completion. We wrote our names on a slice of marble which I assume is straightaway business office of the statue...

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March - nosotros visited the Weekend Market which is close the aforementioned Naka Temple on the border of Phuket Town. We also visited the Phuket Food Festival held at Sapan Hin inwards the southward of town.

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There was a piffling slice nigh Phuket Weather, although for much to a greater extent than data on the weather, in addition to hence my Phuket Weather Blog is the identify to look.

I was making a betoken to weblog dissimilar parts of Phuket Town during 2008. In Apr I headed to Sapan Hin for a await around...

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And then... highlight of Apr has to live Songkran! I get got learned over the years that yous get got to live inwards a Songkran mood to taste the day. So nosotros enjoyed it!

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Phuket has to a greater extent than bloggers yous know! In Apr at that spot was an honorable cite for the Phuket Bloggers - if at that spot are more, create allow me know!

May - nosotros left Phuket for a piece - holidays! My wifes identify unit of measurement is inwards Chumphon, on the eastward coast nigh 400km from Phuket. Further upward the coast is the really prissy piffling town of Prachuap Khiri Khan, which I enjoyed visiting. Must weblog Chumphon i solar daytime too!

Back inwards Phuket nosotros enjoyed the views from Rang Hill... in addition to constitute a slap-up eating theater on the northward side of Phuket Town - Pak Nam Seafood.

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June - meant to live depression flavor but of course of report the conditions is to a greater extent than oftentimes than non nice. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 duad of places to mingle in addition to practise amongst the locals - Bang Wad Reservoir in addition to Suan Luang Park.

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Phuket is trying to caput to a greater extent than upward market. Yes, it's got a lot of parcel tourists, but the luxury marketplace is expanding... Nothing left for the budget traveler? Wrong! I wrote a piffling something nigh Phuket for Backpackers.

July - nosotros started amongst some other piffling local temple - Wat Thepnimit (which is but exterior town), in addition to afterwards inwards the calendar month I blogged Wat Sawang Arom, which is closed to Rawai Beach.

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Also at Rawai Beach... Nikitas Bar is a Phuket legend. On the beach, pocket-size in addition to friendly, skilful prices. We like!

In July, using TripAdvisor every bit a guide, I wrote nigh the Top 10 Hotels inwards Phuket - this page has acquire i of the most visited on the blog.

August. At the goal of August, Phuket Airport was closed for a solar daytime in addition to a one-half past times the PAD. We did non retrieve at the fourth dimension that the same idiots would create the same inwards Bangkok. It was a really confusing few days at the goal of the month. I tried to create a sort of "live blog" amongst updates for a few days.

Earlier inwards the month, the Big Chicken restaurant was blogged - in addition to nosotros get got but been at that spot this really evening!

I also took some fourth dimension to await approximately Kata Noi Beach.

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Oh, dorsum inwards Jan I mentioned the Phad Thai store beingness inwards the Lonely Planet - inwards August I did a piffling review of the Lonely Planet Phuket Encounter Guide... in addition to was glad to banknote they mentioned this weblog :)

Our kids beloved the Phuket Butterfly Garden - we've been a few times. It's on the border of Phuket Town.

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September 2008. The twelvemonth seems almost done... Now in addition to and hence I add together a recommendation for a Phuket Hotel. So inwards September I added Burasari in addition to Katathani.

I finally blogged something nigh the Similan Islands, which actually was the argue I stayed inwards Phuket. Great diving.

And then... my absolute favourite Phuket festival started at the goal of September. This is something unmissable, something totally unique. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Every twelvemonth I endeavour to run into something new, I started amongst the food...

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And into October... the Vegetarian Festival is awesome. If yous tin live inwards Phuket at the correct time, BE HERE! You cannot run into anything similar this anywhere. I was inwards weblog overdrive for a week...

Kathu Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine
Vegetarian Festival inwards Kathu Village - including human face upward piercing

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The firecrackers when the procession left Kathu hamlet were earbursting. This is an experience...

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And I took to a greater extent than photos of the Vegetarian Festival inwards Phuket Town. I beloved it! I also posted some videos of the festival...

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As if Oct could non acquire whatsoever better.... we flew to Phi Phi. Yes, flew to Phi Phi. There are seaplane flights amongst a fellowship called Destination Air, in addition to I was asked to write something for them. No payment but at the lastly infinitesimal I was able to acquire the whole identify unit of measurement along for the ride. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 slap-up afternoon.

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Nov - into the high flavor for us divers... I took some videos at Phuket Aquarium, praised the abundance of Fruit Stalls, in addition to nosotros celebrated Loy Krathong ...

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I took my miss to schoolhouse - well, an former schoolhouse which has been turned into a museum inwards Phuket Town - Thai Hua Museum... in addition to on the border of town, non far from our house, nosotros constitute a slap-up novel noodle store specialising inwards Kuay Jap mode noodles.

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I get got learned something - at that spot are ever novel adventures to live had, novel places to explore closed to your ain doorstep. It's likewise like shooting fish in a barrel to plow on the TV, like shooting fish in a barrel to consume at your favourite restaurant, in addition to I am guilty of this too. I give thank yous this weblog for making me acquire off my sofa. Phuket is a slap-up place, but is oftentimes rather misunderstood. I beloved it here, in addition to get got no plans to leave.

Dec - I acknowledge to beingness far likewise busy to write much salvage for some materials nigh high flavor conditions inwards Phuket in addition to a review of the really prissy Amari Coral Beach Resort.

The goal of Dec marked a turning point. It has straightaway been to a greater extent than than 4 years since the tsunami... What did I write? Fear non for the future, scream non for the past. Bring on 2009. It has already been brought. Hope Jan has been skilful for you. Hope the adjacent eleven months are skilful too. Keep reading Jamie's Phuket!
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