|There are many areas in Phuket with more modern homes, many occupied by expats and tourists.|
Agreeing with us or not, we enjoy each and every comment and appreciate the time and effort the reader took to stop to say hello. We invite any of our "lurkers" to write as well.
|Across and down the street from our villa, a woman was washing her face outside near the road. We wondered if perhaps she didn't have running water.|
Oh, you may disagree with me based on my constant spewing of what I (we), think of this and that. But, that's comparable to voicing one's opinions in one's "own house" as opposed to doing so in a public venue.
|There are many rental cottages and cabins such as this in the area.|
This is not to say I'm not a person of considerable opinions. I am. Tom listens to them daily in one form or another. Oh, and he's opinionated far beyond me for which those of whom engage with him in Facebook are well aware.
|Modest huts and homes are prevalent in the area.|
Its not as if others are waiting in anticipation for my opinions on politics, world affairs and entertainment gossip (although I must admit I still check out what celebrities are up to in Hollywood).
|This is a restaurant on a quiet street near our villa.|
Of course, if I'm asked for an opinion in a public arena such as with other passengers on a cruise ship, I can spew it out as vigorously as anyone else. But, not everyone agrees on most topics and I vehemently avoid confrontation. "Overly bubbly" types prefer to avoid conflict.
|As we drove further away from our area, we were surprised to find rows and rows of shops, rentals and restaurants. Its much more built up in Phuket than we'd anticipated.|
Other comments we receive are observations, suggestions, opinions and the sharing of personal experiences all of which we devour with enthusiasm and appreciation even if we don't agree. On a rare occasion, we receive a "hateful" comment for which we decided long ago doesn't deserve a response by us or our readers.
|Many shops are multi-use such as this beauty salon and motorbike rental.|
|Many homes are gated, such as ours which also includes a security system with CCTV.|
Photo from one year ago today, August 7, 2015:
|One year ago, Tom was reading while soaking up the sun at the pool in Trinity Beach, Australia. For more photos, please click here.|