After I decided to move out of where I was living and to travel Southeast Asia for six months, I realized that, for the first time in my life, I didn’t have a home in Los Angeles.
It seems even weirder to say “Yeah, I’m living in Thailand now.”
I have a single apartment here on Phuket, in Sam Kong district. Sam Kong is located in the center of the island, between the older Phuket Town with it’s colonial architecture reminiscent of New Orleans, and Patong, the hard-partying touristy area where it’s easier to get a tattoo than a cup of coffee. If I could compare Sam Kong to, say a place in Los Angeles, I’d say it’s something like Burbank; solidly middle-class working people, with a few ex-pats and tourists.
Of course, Burbank, in fact, the Los Angeles area doesn’t have beaches like Phuket. They are amazing, and there beaches on other islands just a ferry boat away that are even more spectacular! It’s an incredibly beautiful place to live. Yeah, I know, I’ll see how I feel about it in the rainy season.
To give you some idea of the beauty that is Phuket, here a video and some pictures of my new home town.