Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Changing Cultures

Wanting To Ship To Turkey?

SV Skedaddle Again being loaded in the Maldives 2011
We have posted this on behalf of Pete and Kathy on SV Wave Runner :

"We have negotiated a discounted rate of $800/foot with Sevenstar, sailing early March from Phuket, Thailand, to Marmaris, Turkey. This is the same company that shipped so many yachts from the Maldives early this year, and from Phuket later in the year.  We have had good reports from people who shipped.  To take advantage of the discount, please contact Pete Jamieson, SV Wave Runner who will put you in touch with the agent and note you are part of the group." See here to read of SV Skedaddle Again's shipping experience from the Maldives to Turkey.

A Cultural Exchange

Based in Phuket for our last refit, the boat work left us little time to cook at home.  There was fabulous Thai food available almost everywhere - from the back of motor bikes, street stalls, local cafes to silver service dining.  A few of our favourites are Mama's Cafe in Boat Lagoon, Chili's, Raya's and the Thai House.

We've been away from Phuket for 18 months now, but still crave the freshness and flavour of Thai food.  Luckily for us Ley has two Thai friends who also live in One15 Marina.  They had a cultural food exchange......Ley taught them to bake bread and they are teaching Ley to how to cook Thai.  Larb Goong, Chu Chee Pla, Takrai Pla, Phad Thai and Yum Woon Sen and hopefully lots more to come!

Dee and Somkuan with their bread                                              Ley's Larb Goong (Cold prawn salad)
The refrigerator is now loaded with Thai basil, lemongrass, bunches of mint, Thai chives and coriander, ginger, galangal, kafir lime leaves and green peppercorns. All these and more are readily available at Thai Supermarket in the Golden Mile shopping complex in Singapore.

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