Category Archives: Phuket


This is my 500th post at Expat Bostonians. I began the blog on March 8th, 2010; 2 years, 2 months and 9 or 10 days (depending on how you count the time difference) ago.  A blog seemed like the logical … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Supreme Clumsiness, Asia, Attractions, Australia, Before the Move, Boston, Culture Shock, customs, Expat to Expat Advice, general places, headdesk moments, Helpers, Holidays (Not Singaporean), Hong Kong, Identity, medical, North America, Phuket, politics, Pregnant Expat, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Thailand, Third Culture Kids, Travel, Travel by Continent, Country, Uniquely Singapore, US, With Kids | 4 Comments

What do I love about SG that has NOTHING to do with my children?

I met a new friend a few days ago while Ellie was in school.  We had a wonderful conversation, and I look forward to hanging out with her again.  But she asked a question that threw me…”What do you love … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Attractions, cars/driving, customs, Expat to Expat Advice, general places, Holidays, Phuket, Pictures, politics, Random Stuff, Singapore, Thailand, Travel by Continent, Country, Uniquely Singapore | 10 Comments

7 Links Blog Project

18 months, 340 posts….it all comes down to 7 I’ve just been invited by Kirsten of Funny Little World to participate in ‘The 7 Links Blog Project‘. For this project, bloggers from all over the world make a list of … Continue reading

Posted in attractions/adventures, Boston, Culture Shock, customs, Education, Expat to Expat Advice, Helpers, Phuket, Pictures, Pregnant Expat, Random Stuff, Singapore, Thailand, Uniquely Singapore, US, Video | 5 Comments

Wordless Wednesday-The Big Buddha in Phuket (Thailand)

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Thailand, Part 3- Elanor advances on vacation

This is more of a “mom blog” post, but whatever…it’s a major moment that happened in Phuket. The first time I brought Ella into a pool was on a vacation.  It was February 2009, we were at Wicked Faire (an … Continue reading

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Thailand, Part 2 (warning photo and video heavy)

Ravi and I debated at some length what, if any, adventures we wanted to seek out beyond the resort.  One of the recent seasons of “The Amazing Race” had an episode in Phuket, and I’d been impressed by the part … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday-Food in Thailand

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Thailand, Part 1

Getting to Thailand was fairly uneventful.  The flight was on time, our luggage arrived without problem, we got local sim cards for our cellphones at the airport, and were picked up by the scheduled transportation.  It was about an hour … Continue reading

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Back safe and tired

You’d think that a vacation largely spent in and around a resort pool would result in boundless energy upon one’s return home, but you would be wrong in our case.  I suspect I have yet another ear infection (swimmer’s ear, … Continue reading

Posted in Flying, medical, Phuket, Singapore, Thailand, Travel

What we’re doing today….

Ravi and I are doing a 6 hour adventure with Siam Safari (picked for their humane treatment and care of their animals, and the fact they’re the only organization doing Elephant Trekking to have certification from the Thailand Livestock Department … Continue reading

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