Jamie's Phuket Blog

More Phuket Bloggers

If you search hard enough around the internet or dig deeper into Google, you may find that Jamie's Phuket is not the only blog about Phuket or written by someone in Phuket. I keep an eye on some other people's blogs looking for different angles on Phuket, something I have not seen or thought of blogging about. Everyone has a different point of view, though I'd say all the blogs and bloggers listed below have one thing in common - all are Phuket lovers!

Although Jamie's Phuket (that's this blog) is my main blog, I keep several others which are updated with varying degrees of diligence. The Phuket Weather Blog is kept updated at least weekly, reporting on weather and local news, normally with photos that show the weather. There are lots of links to other useful weather sites too. It actually gets more visitors than Jamie's Phuket! A lot of people search for weather information and the Phuket weather blog always sits in the top 5 for a Google "Phuket Weather" search.

I have a couple of others - We Love Phuket has a fair amount of information on things like cheap places to stay in Phuket and how to get to Phuket, and some Phuket related videos. Another blog is Monk in Thailand, which mentions such diverse subjects as Thailand's Got Talent, Ladyboys or how to pronounce Phuket. The Phuket Photos Blog is updated fairly often - I try to add some favourite photos now and then. Just photos, without too many words to get in the way. The Phuket hotels blog is all about hotels and where to book them online.

So, what about other people? These are some blogs I can recommend for Phuket information - and this is "blog" information rather than tour guide information (you know, always sunny, everyone smiles, Phuket is the pearl of Thailand yada yada). Blogs are becoming quite important to travel - you can get a locals point of view and check out other travelers reports too. Here are some recommended blogs. Some are updated more often than others.

Tim in Phuket - Tim is a hotel manager and (like me) enjoys the local side of Phuket life.
Cathy and Gary - They don't live here, but often visit Phuket. Their site has loads and loads of information.
Dawn in Phuket - Dawn has lived here many years and also prefers the local side of life.
Phuketastic - German language blog by Sebastian
Paddling in Phuket - Oyvinds blog I just found recently, he kayaks around Phuket, mostly in less-explored areas. I like!
Pekka in Phuket - (added August 2013) - And great to have a new point of view and some nice photos too!
Alasdairs Blog - Al is an old Phuket hand, lots of stories to tell... but not updated since March 2011
Matt's Phuket - Not updated for over a year, but Matt likes to explore the back roads.
Jim in Phuket - Almost my mirror image - married, 2 kids, living in Phuket, guess we'll meet for a beer one day! (not updated since 2009)
Lana in Phuket - Lana is also married with 2 kids, like me ... but she's a mum.
Glenn in Phuket - Glenn hikes, plays guitar and sells thermal clothing online! I did a (hard) hike with him in 2009.

If you have a blog about Phuket or know a good one, please let me know!

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Blogger Lana :

Hi Jamie. Hey, thanks for the link. I enjoy your blog, too, esp for ideas on what to do with the kiddies.

Though the old link will get you there, I'm over at a new URL now, FYI. serratededges.com

Keep blogging!

April 27, 2008  

Blogger Jamie Monk :

Hi Lana,

I have updated your link to serratededges.com. There always was a link to your blog in the left column, but I wanted to highlight some Phuket related blogs, as every blogger has a different viewpoint.

Kids - aquarium seems to work every time!

April 28, 2008  

Blogger darren :

hi jamie. love yor weather updates,i check all the time for interest,coming to phuket on 19th june with wife and 2 kids from australia. keep up the good work; darren

June 01, 2009  

Blogger Tim Laven :

Thanks Jamie

January 19, 2013  

Blogger Jean Gonin :

Hi Jamie,

my Friend Catherine is going to Pukhet on Feb 27th for 2 weeks.
She is wondering if the wind season is good at this time of the year, since she would like to kiteboard there...
Would you recommend her to bring her gear? or it's really not the good time of the year...
thanks for your blog ! we found a lot of great information.

February 16, 2013  

Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

I'd expect very little wind at the end of February continuing through March and into April, but she should ask a kitesurfing school about whether kitesurfing is possible.

February 17, 2013  

Blogger Pekka Oilinki :

Hi Jamie and all others,

I enjoy reading this blog as well as all the others.

I have one Phuket based blog at http://oilinki.com/blog It's mainly pictures and occational nerdy stuff.

I included the active blogs to http://panphuket.com/blogs so that it's more easy to check which blogs are updated. I hope this is ok for all writers.

Br, Pekka Oilinki

August 10, 2013  

Blogger Jamie Monk in Phuket :

Cheers, Pekka - added your blog to the list!

August 11, 2013