Travel Blogs from Phuket, Thailand

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It's beach time - and then disaster strikes!!, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

It's beach time - and then disaster strikes!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... Went out to a restaurant called "Shakers" to have a very late breakfast. We then went for a walk around Patong Beach - Welcome to Thailand's answer to Benidorm!! Some areas are OK, but some areas even remind me of the tv program Benidorm! Anyway, after ...

Trying the beach again - life is good!, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Trying the beach again - life is good!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today's challenge was like any other day - getting Lorna out of bed! This mission was accomplished at about 11.30am. We were down on the beach for 12 though, so she did get a wriggle on. It was a nice & sunny day today, so we decided to stay on the ...

Just cant stay away from the beach!!, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Just cant stay away from the beach!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We were down at the beach for 11am today! It is yet another really hot and sunny day today. I have decided to splash the cash today and buy three balls to take to the beach - they cost 69 Baht (about 1)! They are only the size if a grapefruit - but ...

Ko Phi Phi - Day 56, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Ko Phi Phi - Day 56

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Boat trip today. Nearly missed the boat after forgetting to set my alarm, just made it in time! We first went to Maya bay which is the famous beach from the movie "The Beach" on Ko Phi Phi Leh. Ko Phi Phi Leh is a smaller more rugged version of it's ...

Ko Phi Phi - Day 57, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Ko Phi Phi - Day 57

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... had my haircut by a ladyboy and it was a pleasant experience, don't a bad cut either. Alcohol ban today in this region of Thailand due to the local elections. Alcohol can't be sold for a 24 hour period before the ballot. So everyone is sat in the bars ...

Week Ten -  Phuket to Phi Phi, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Week Ten - Phuket to Phi Phi

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... around the rocks, it is amazing. Wish we had got used to snorkelling before diving as it is excellent and the water in Thailand is so clear and calm compared to Tofo Beach. Lie until about 3pm then back to luxurious room, quick shower and wander into ...

21 hours on three buses!, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

21 hours on three buses!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... at around 6am and had to hang around until 7.30am before transferring to a local bus. This bus took us to the edge of Phuket Island, arriving at about 2.30pm. Here we jumped into an air con mini-van and finally arrived at our guesthouse in Patong Bay at ...

James Bond Island Trip, Patong Beach, Thailand travel blog

James Bond Island Trip

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Today I went on a cool day trip to James Bond Island, a location where they did some filming on the 007 film Man with the Golden Gun with Roger Moore.  Several other islands were included which were actually better to visit but I think the tour ...

Elephants, Monkeys and Monsoons... Oh my!, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Elephants, Monkeys and Monsoons... Oh my!

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... breakfast and jumped into the van with our 'driver' and wended our way throught the country-side to our Elephant Safari. Thailand is a country of dichotomies. Our 'Elephant Safari' was founded on poverty and tackied up for the sake of tourists who ...

Transit to Phuket, Patong, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Transit to Phuket

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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To Phuket via Bangkok Airport.  Arrived late at 9 pm.  Jenn very very sick.  Scott not sick, putting up with Jenn.  Poor ...

Off To Phuket, Chalong Bay, Thailand travel blog

Off To Phuket

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... near the river to a place called Hemlock for dinner. He ordered shitloads of food. All good as you would expect from Thai food when in Thailand, washed down with copious amounts of Singha. It went down a treat. As it neared 23:00, we parted ways, I had my ...

Bet it'd be nicer on the beach!, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Bet it'd be nicer on the beach!

A travel blog entry by benandtrudie

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... so once again we pointed and spent about 30B on mini pancakes. They turned out to be very tasty, we've discovered across Thailand the pancakes are popular and good. Strolled home after this, took us about 30 minutes. Strolling home or anywhere for that ...

Koh Phi Phi Diving, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand travel blog

Koh Phi Phi Diving

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Koh Phi Phi in our entry from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia entitled 'Travel Rehab!'. Cheers, K & ...

Jusat a quick entry sorry but 1 this ..., Kho Phi Phi, Thailand travel blog

Jusat a quick entry sorry but 1 this ...

A travel blog entry by andyb

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Jusat a quick entry sorry, but 1. this keyboard is doing my head in as it has stickers on the worn keys and i keep misspelling! 2/ it is 2bht a minuite and 3. not a lot has changed since the last entry apart from........ Got sick a week or so ...

Phuket - Well, we had to fly out from somewhere..., Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Phuket - Well, we had to fly out from somewhere...

A travel blog entry by mikeandmarisha

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Heading to Singapore via Phuket.  Again.... managed to plan our trip so we didn't have to stay in ...

Phuket, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Phuket

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... to get around as opposed to up to 400bht in a tuk tuk or taxi. We did well to find the local government central bus station in Phuket and organise tickets to Kao Samui via a 6 hour bus / 2 hour ferry trip. We only just made it there and were really ...

Lady or boy?, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Lady or boy?

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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After the stressful journey from Laos to Bangkok we decided to treat ourselves and fly to Phuket which was just great as the flight was only 1 hour long. We arrived in Patong without accommodation so finding a room was our first plan. My first thoughts of ...

James Bond Island, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

James Bond Island

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... ; To be fair, so was everyone else.  Most shops and restaurants were closed the entire week of Songkran.  We opted to stay in Phuket Town instead of staying at the beach.  Erin then made it known she was too lazy to take a day-trip to the ...

A Taste of Mexico in Thailand, Patong Beach, Thailand travel blog

A Taste of Mexico in Thailand

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I am in southern Thailand on the island of Phuket...pronounced Poo-Get, not F*#* It.  I'm visiting my Mexican buddy Carlos, who I got to know well over a bottle of good tequila while I was working in a hostel in Uruguay.  He ...

Strippers, Prostitutes and Ping Pong, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Strippers, Prostitutes and Ping Pong

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... of taken only 3 - what a nightmare! We should have guessed that this was the beginning of our run of bad luck in Thailand. Lucky for us we had booked ourselves into another nice hotel thanks to my birthday money from Hollie’s Mum and Dad - after a ...

Go-go bars, diving and dogs!, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Go-go bars, diving and dogs!

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... with a day of diving, although this time the sea was a bit rougher and the underwater life not as prolific as off Ko Lanta. Phuket is worth a visit for a day or two but we were glad to leave and take our VIP bus to Bangkok complete with Thai music ...

Merry Christmas 2007, Patong Beach, Thailand travel blog

Merry Christmas 2007

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... red.  Anything to please the tourist I suppose.  Which brings me to my next point;  I am not in the real Thailand.  Although it's fun here and cheap for me while staying for nothing in Carlos' house, this place is tourist central and ...

Why I Decided Not to Fly Orient Thai 1-2-GO UPDATE, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Why I Decided Not to Fly Orient Thai 1-2-GO UPDATE

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... more than a 20 flights into and out of Thailand and I can barely claim to know anything more than my own experiences with flying in Thailand. I've taken flights on Air Asia, One-Two-Go and Nok Air. By far and away, I consider Air Asia to be the best ...

Not Another Birthday!, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Not Another Birthday!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... way of doing things - the religion comes across as being so positive in nature, non-judgemental and all-inclusive:) Phuket continues to impress me... even though I hate being around throngs of tourists, having tourists ensures that the facilties are ...

Nutty Phuket, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Nutty Phuket

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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Ah, yes, welcome to Thailand and bustling, touristy Phuket!  It's busy, it's crowded, it's beachy and markety in every way imaginable.  We have to remind ourselves that a tsunami wiped out the area we are staying in only three years ago, and ...

Phuket, Thailand: Holiday Bliss, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Phuket, Thailand: Holiday Bliss

A travel blog entry by samber

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... for Phuket at 1230 which touched down at 1330. On getting off the flight we were hit by the wonderfully pungent smell of Thailand indicating winter was long gone and summer had arrived. Opted for a mini bus in lieu of a taxi. Quick, easy and ...

Phuket - Recovery (hopefully), Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Phuket - Recovery (hopefully)

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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We've not done too much since our last entry and are still here in Phuket because I have Gastro-enteritis. I've been laid-up since Sunday with stomach cramps, fever, aching, and general malaise. Obviously, I had all of those symptoms with a desperate ...

Beach life in Phuket, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Beach life in Phuket

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... girls/she-men dancing on bars - although there are loads more normal bars opened since I was last here  -some people say they hate Phuket but we had a great 2 days here - next stop Phi Phi Island Costs ensuite room, no TV or wifi - 14.58 magners - ...

Koh Phangan to Phuket, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Koh Phangan to Phuket

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... around under the shade of the trees chatting with their other fellow divers. Long term this attitude can only do harm. Where as Thailand is full of tourists 'returning' year after year, the area of Phuket will slowly become a place that people will visit ...

Re-Unions, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Re-Unions

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... to meet up later on. We went for a walk in Patong, where we were now based. It did not seem like we were in Thailand. There were lights, bars and restaurants everywhere. In fact, it seemed like a sleazier version of Goa, and that we did not enjoy. So ...

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