Saturday, September 24, 2011

Red Turtles and now Insects??

During the English classes at Cape Panwa that Tim teaches, I know he learns an awful lot of things about Thailand and how the Thai people live, which he sometimes likes to share with the rest us.

Recently, after visiting Sapan Hin (in the far South of Phuket) and the local market that is there every evening, his topic of discussion for his English Class  the next day was "Insects and where they can be found in Phuket" – I laughed and told him to come to my house in the late afternoon, especially after it had rained.

Tim scoffed and said – noooo Insects to eat!

I was then shown some photographs and a photoblog of Phuket and was horrified to see that they are very popular.  He then told me that he was going to the market before the staff party... to eat some - he told me that the worms were quite nice actually!!!!!!!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Just a nibble...

We have posted about all of the lovely coffees that our staff can make and all of the cakes that you can choose from to accompany the coffee.

Recently, the Chef decided to add a few "lighter" items to his bake list so that you could have just a nibble with your afternoon tea or coffee.

There are now three different types of biscuit for you to choose from at the CafĂ© Andaman – Chocolate Chip Soft cookies (Ed. they really are soft and melt in the mouth), Chocolate Chip Cookies and Almond Tulips – lovely.

If even these are too much you can purchase just a single chocolate – but the temptation to buy another one is big...


Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Your nose is red!"

We have had a number of upgrades to the internet service throughout the hotel to keep up with the latest info-technology used by our guests.

They began when staff first noticed that many of our guests were walking around with their net-books clamped to their faces or were having conversations with the table in front of them!

On closer observation (and looking at how much the telephones were used or rather not used), it was swiftly recognised that these people were using Skype - the technology that allows you to have face-to-face conversations with people on the other side of the world for free.

Please collect your free wireless connection password from the Front Office staff to ‘Skype’ your friends – and don't forget to bring your laptop, too ;-)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

When it rains

If you are staying with us, you are spoiled for choice... 

You can enjoy a pampering spa treatment or a relaxing Thai massage at Cape Spa (check for early morning promotions), or you can add to you culinary skills with a Thai cooking lesson.

If you have children (or adults) who like going to the movies, here is a link to the current showtimes at the local cinemas.

Don’t forget that compared to other places in the world the rain here is warm, and if you get caught in it you dry out rather quickly.