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And suddenly, we’re surrounded by penises
March 7, 2011  |  by jess c  |  Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

When traveling, and everything you look at is new and largely unfamiliar, it can be hard to really take in everything you see. There’s so much. Which may explain why it took us some time to notice the… unique… artwork at our bungalow on Koh Yao Noi (near Phuket). Not too long after we’d arrived, we were sitting down in the lovely (family friendly) restaurant, drinking coffee and waiting for our breakfast fried rice. Suddenly, while idly looking about, my brain finally registered what my eyes had been seeing for the past half hour:

That’s right. Penises. Lots of them. Carved into all the structural poles in the restaurant.



After several minutes of watching us giggle and point like little school girls, the manager of the place came over and explained that they are carved by a local artist, and are considered to be symbols of luck. Given the size, we’re not sure we’re ready to be quite so lucky.

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  1. That’s some serious wood! I’m man enough to admit that I’m a bit intimidated by the scary specimen bulging over yonder head! Happy to see you girls are entertaining yourselves! :)

  2. HUMMM…are you “lucky” enough to have of these IN your bungalow or can you only get lucky in the dining room—:-)

  3. Is it Mastercard that says “priceless” ? That is the caption for the photo of Jess with the art.

  4. They have always brought me good luck!

  5. now that’s what you call a woody

  6. WOW!

  7. I think the one of you and the big penis should be your new pic on the firm website.


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