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Phuket Days, Life in the Island Fast Lane

Phuket Days is a “must-read” for anyone who visits, lives, or plans a ride on
this island roller-coaster. Knowledgeable, affectionate and funny, this new
book - part story, part guide, opens up a wide-ranging perspective, with fresh
insights into one of the worlds’ top tourist attractions. Based on the conviction
that there is so much more to this tropical paradise than its tired stereotype
as a pleasure palace, and unlike other “expat” accounts which concentrate
only on its bar culture, “Phuket Days” teems with first-hand observations
and opinions about “The Pearl of the Andaman” - its past, present and future.
Taking the catastrophe of the 2004 tsunami’ as its point of departure, it runs
the gamut from festivals and flora, ladyboys and “Babas”, social mores and
soap operas, developments and driving habits, characters and criminals.
“Phuket Days” tackles those questions visitors and “expats” argue about:
What is the “Patong Flying Club” or the “noble lie”? Why is the island one
of the world’s accident hot-spots? What happened to all that money you
lavished on your Thai girlfriend? Why is wine so pricey and whisky and
beer so cheap? Is Phuket an environmental disaster waiting to happen? What
makes ladyboys tick? Episodes are linked by a story-line which follows the
fluctuatiang fortunes of this nosey foreigner who makes Phuket his home –and
destiny. Curiosity has been known to kill more than the cat….

USD 18.50

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USD$ 22.50

PUBLISHER: White Lotus Press
ISBN: 9789747534801
AUTHOR Campbell, Patrick
RELEASED 2017-06-15
PRINT Bangkok, 2017
WL CODE E22723
SIZE 215 pp., 147 x 210 mm,


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