One thing is for sure, there are thousands of places in the World where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. But this is MY LITTLE HAVEN in Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand.
Patong Beach can be super busy and crowded, specially now that the High Season has begun. I’ve been here since October and it’s remarkable to see the difference between seasons. It was so quiet and peaceful one month ago, compared to the fuss and traffic you get from mid-November until March. I am not complaining because I live in an “oasis” and every time I get tired of all the noise and confusion, I have where to go to relax and meditate.
So if you’re planning on moving to Phuket, be sure you get your own little piece of Paradise. There are super cool and affordable condos, apartments, villas and houses to answer any of your needs. The Expat life in Phuket can be a “bubble” like experience or not, it depends on you. One of the reasons I’ve moved to Thailand was to be involved in the society, so I try to hang out with both expats and locals. Thai people are super friendly and you can easily find a group of friends to help you understand the culture, the habits and the language. There are also a lot of Expats working as English teachers, so one of the best places to meet people is the Language School.
If you’re staying for a while, you might consider getting an ED Visa a.k.a. Thai language Student Visa. It allows you to stay for 1 year in Thailand without having to go for a Visa run every month. Learning Thai language is an amazing experience! It’s a completely different way of thinking and speaking, not to mention their alphabet. It is hard but it’s super rewarding. I’ll tell you more about it another time (only had 1 lesson so far).
Sa wad dee my friends! Jer gan ka!!