Private Thai cooking classes in Kamala

If you were a cooking pro and love to teach others the tricks of the trade, how cool would it be to start your own cooking school? I think its super cool and impressive too. You need to do a lot of work and have even more willpower to make it happen. Recently I found out that Pui has all of these trades in store.


Meet Khun Pui

To kick off her private cooking classes, she asked Sharon and myself to come down and give her class a try, and it was amazing. Pui is super knowledgeable (she did the ‘Professional Thai Cuisine’ course at Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Academy in Bangkok – and finished it top of her class!) and loves to talk about food and teach how to prepare the best Thai Dishes. During the class we prepared Pad Thai with Prawns, Spicy Thai Beef Salad (or Yam Nua Yang in Thai) and Massaman Curry with Chicken. It was delicious and so much fun!

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Travel Tuesday – Exploring Chiang Mai

Last week we headed out to Chiang Mai. We didn’t really have a plan, but when we heard about the Grasshopper Adventure’s Food Tour by Bike, we knew we had to try it out. I mean bikes, food and getting to know a city – what is not to like?

The tour combined food, visiting some temples, getting information about the city and some more food while getting around on a bike off the beaten path. This is what we saw {shot with my new 50mm camera lens!}

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival – Part II

Last night we went to see another culturally festive evening of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. This time there would be a Hot Water-Bathing and a Nail Bridge Ritual. Both happening on the same location and taking place at the same time. We arrived in time, so we had some time to go into the Cherng Thalay Shrine before the rituals would start. There were some lovely gentleman who explained the way of praying to us, and what kind of wishes we should make at each God. It was very interesting to see that we were welcomed with open arms.

Here are some photo’s of the evening itself.

Preparing the Hot Water for the Hot Water-Bathing Ritual

Preparing the Hot Water for the Hot Water-Bathing Ritual

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival – Part I

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is in full swing. Early morning today we headed out to Cherngtalay to see the procession. It reminded me a lot of the Thaipusam in Singapore, as people will pierce themselves as an act of faith. The coming days there are many more events that will take place for the Vegetarian Festival, and I’m planning to go and see some more. For now, take a look at the pictures that I snapped this morning. Starting with the procession to Surin Beach, something what I think would be prayers, and followed by heading back to Cherngtalay to see blessings on the street.

*** Please note that pictures made show people having piercings through their body and can be seen as disturbing… 

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Driving from Cherngtalay Shrine to Surin Beach

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