Pad Thai and Paddling at Karon Beach

Keeping up with Kulsum

The island of Phuket has a grand total of 36 beautiful beaches, all with soft, white sand and clear, blue sea. Ranging from beaches with restaurants, bars and buzzing nightlife to hidden spots offering ultimate seclusion, there is something to suit everyone. We opted for a beach that presented the best of both worlds: Karon Beach. This is one of Phuket‘s more popular beaches but is big enough that it never feels crowded.

To get to Karon Beach we took the local blue bus from Phuket Town. This is a great option costing only about 20 Baht (~£0.50). The journey took around 40 minutes and dropped us offjust in time for lunch.

A major factor in our decision to visit Karon was The Pad Thai Shop; a local, modest restaurant rumoured to serve the best pad thai in Phuket,and maybe even the world!

The kitchen…

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Introducing Captain Jills Journeys!!

Capt Jills Journeys

Whoo-whoo! I’m heading out early tomorrow morning for a job. I’ll be joining the ship in Corpus Christi and heading offshore for sea trials. It’s only temporary, and it’s only as an AB, but it’s a job. At sea!

It should be interesting. I googled the ship I’m going to. It’s a ro-ro (roll on- roll off). I’ve never worked on one of them before. It’s a MSC (Military Sealift Command) ship. Here’s a picture I found on google.

USNS Mendonca

I’ve tried to avoid working for MSC since they seem to never let you off (at least as an officer). I don’t really want to do a 4 month long hitch and then stay for another couple months since they can’t find a relief. Then they want you back after only a month off!

Still, I’ve been considering even going to work for them. I’d rather be…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Russel Ray Photos!

Russel Ray Photos

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Remember that if you come to San Diego for any reason and need a personal docent for the day, I’m always up for it. I often have free tickets to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. They can be YOURS, free, just like I got them!

Yesterday I played docent for two old friends that I had not seen since 1983, other than Facebook, of course. Here are some pictures from our trip to the Zoo:

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Panda. Remember that these are not bears. Just pandas.
Panda

Baby monkey, although I don’t know what species.
Baby monkey

A female gazelle, looking very pregnant
and being checked on by her previous child.
Pregnant momma

Polar Bear enjoying the San Diego sunshine.
Polar Bear

Reindeer, but not Rudolph, obviously.
Reindeer

Arctic fox. There were two of them yesterday. In 23 years of going to the San Diego Zoo at least once a month, and usually once…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Out an’ About!!

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The magic of Central Australia stirs me, even a month after our return. Red earth, big skies, wild canyons and deep gorges … If there’s one walk that epitomises this grandeur it’s the Kings…

Today’s Featured Blog…Rendezvous En New York!!!

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I’m a little late posting about this amazing event that I finally got to attend in July. It was CURLFEST and if you haven’t heard of it that is fine because you will. It’s hosted by the Curly Girl Collective and it is a yearly event that celebrates curly, kinky hair and promotes you loving your hair and the texture you were born with without feeling judged. It really wouldn’t cross most people’s mind unless you…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Son of a Beach 96!

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This weeks Fun Foto Challenge from Cee’s Photography is for the topic:

THINGS WITH MOTORS FOR HOUSE OR GARAGE

Here’s my take on it:

My baby always stays in the garage/barn:

Couple of blenders:

Essential motorized item at my house:

Scooter, The Mad Mixer!:

Turtle Kraals air-conditioner:

My songs of the day are:

“Airstream Driver” by Gomez

“Joe’s Garage” by Frank Zappa

“Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)” by Lauryn Hill

“Motorbreath” by Metallica

“From A Sinking Boat” by Magnetic Fields

“Chill In The Air” by Amos Lee

“Garageland” by The Clash

“Mixed Emotions” by The Rolling Stones

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Danny’s World: Out For A Stroll

It’s already in the 90’s today which makes it really difficult for me to walk long distances. MS forces me to limit my exposure to hot temps. Even Bentley doesn’t want to be out here!

I love our neighborhood.  It is quiet and friendly and easy to walk for a little exercise.

I’ve seen this building a thousand times but never from this angle; it was like seeing it for the first time ever.  Perspective is a funny thing isn’t it?!

Fated Rendezvous With NYC Bloggers  – Rendezvous En New York

Ever since I started blogging, it has been a goal of mine to explore New York City as much as physically possible. When I started I didn’t know many…

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