New Lonely Planet Guide to Phuket
"Looking for information about Phuket? You've come to the right place!", said the author of Jamie's Phuket! I and Khun Wan, our all-knowing secretary/accountant then supplied Adam with an information overload. Wan also helped him out with translations and interviews. I think Adam stayed about a month in Phuket travelling all over the island. Very nice guy - you can see his website here: Adam Skolnick
I'd forgotten about it actually, until a couple of days ago. I went for lunch at my favourite little Phad Thai shop and the owner proudly showed me a photo of her husband cooking Phad Thai in a book. "Is it a good book?", she asked. I checked the front cover - Phuket Encounter... Lonely Planet. "Yes, it's a good book!". Then I remembered - must be that new guidebook. It looks like this:
Aside from the tasty Phad Thai, there are many places listed in the Phuket Encounter guide that also feature here on Jamie's Phuket, and I am glad to say (rather chuffed in fact) that this blog is listed in the guidebook as a recommended website. I'd certainly recommend this book for visitors to Phuket, and you can be sure it's up to date as Adam was only here a few months ago, though prices can change of course.
The Amazon website lists the Phuket Encounter Guide and says it's not yet released, but can be pre ordered. When I checked the Lonely Planet website, I could not find the book. It's that new! So how the heck did the owner of the back street Phad Thai shop get a copy??!!
• Phuket Encounter Guide - Order from Amazon.com