Travel Blogs from Phuket, Thailand

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Day 28 Absolute Twin Sands - appalling reception!, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Day 28 Absolute Twin Sands - appalling reception!

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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Day 28 - Patong With breakfast provided we once again enjoyed the fruit bowl of tasty pineapples, mangoes, papaya, watermelon. While munching down we got chatting to an ex cop from Perth who's goal is to travel to every country (currently 196) and he ...

Thailand - the land of opportunity!, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Thailand - the land of opportunity!

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

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... Phuket to Takua Pa. 'The bus station is closed'! What bus stations shut at 6pm. I hated this man, and so far I hated Thailand! Begrudgingly, I went with the others to Patong beach, where I decided I would spend the night and get myself up to Khao Sok ...

Phuket-Bound, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Phuket-Bound

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... to tell us about the delay.  We unknowingly sprinted to the gate.  After a short flight we arrived on Phuket, the largest island in Thailand.  We grabbed a local map and hopped on a mini-bus to Kata, a destination chosen for its beautiful ...

Stunning Freedom Beach, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Stunning Freedom Beach

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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Day 30 - Patong Yes up early again to walk up the hills to find Freedom Beach. You leave the tar sealed road to walk a dirt road to walk down through the bush - but wait - a hut at the end of the dirt road requesting $8 each to reach the beach. We ...

Day 34 Last day on the beach, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Day 34 Last day on the beach

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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... food was tasty. An early night to pack as had to be up at 4.15am for the flight to Bangkok. We have had a great week on Phuket, tomorrow we are off to Bangkok for a few days before joining a 12 day tour that takes us north to Chiang Mai, Chiang Khong, ...

Diving Paradise, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Diving Paradise

A travel blog entry by extendedranger

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... ; fly out of Hobart to Melbourne; catch a plane from Melbourne to Perth; fly from Perth to Singapore; and from Singapore to Phuket, Thailand. Exhausting! Feb. 29 (Leap Year, happy birthday Alandra!)- I arrived at the airport in Phuket Town at 8:45 am- ...

It's over already?, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

It's over already?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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I can't believe that it is over. This has been a vacation full of history, culture, relaxation and fun. We have met such wonderful people, learned a little of the language and become familiar with Buddhism. This is what travel is all about. We had the ...

Like to share a time share?, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Like to share a time share?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... for business to pick up. I can only imagine what Patong beach is like when everything is in full swing. A lot of tourist go to Phuket for seedier reasons, strippers, special massages, but we came just for the beach and now we weren't able to enjoy it ...

Is it possible to spontaniously combust?, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Is it possible to spontaniously combust?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... The hotel is still nearly deserted. There are a few families and the wonderful staff of the hotel. So after a day on the beach in Thailand, even with sun screen on, Cory and I burned to a crisp. Right now we can't even stand the feel of the sheets ...

Do sharks eat at night?, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Do sharks eat at night?

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... forever warm our hearts. My life has been enriched by the people of Thailand and especially those that have led us through Thailand. Before we left for Phuket we took a last look at the Chiang Mai Plaza and Cory and I left our flower necklaces with the ...

Well from bangkok i travelled over 800km ..., Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Well from bangkok i travelled over 800km ...

A travel blog entry by faces

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... it's mainly full of 2 week holiday makers that come for the beach, shopping, paragliding, and partying. Having a international airport on Phuket helps draws the crowds in. When we got to onto the island our driver dropped us off at a information shop in ...

Kickboxing midgets and roaming digits., Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Kickboxing midgets and roaming digits.

A travel blog entry by fiandrob

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... least in Chiang Mai they knew it was crap and were happy if you bought anything. We headed to the must see event in Thailand, a kickboxing tournament of champions. The tuk tuk guy made enough money from the journey there that he was willing to wait over 4 ...

Oh Phuket!, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Oh Phuket!

A travel blog entry by whereiscliffy

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... roads, proper built shops and basically more modern. Phuket is the largest, wealthiest, most populous and most visited part of Thailand - so I'm expecting it to be something similair looking to spain! This is the only time that I have actually seen ...

Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Kata Beach

A travel blog entry by rgw...

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... Sarah or myself had any information on the island apart from the reports of large scale tourist trappings. I actually wanted to visit Phuket whatever - it was one of the first major tourist islands in the country and I was interested to see what it was ...

Christmas Time, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Christmas Time

A travel blog entry by clade

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After a short flight to Phuket from Bangkok, we arrived in Patong and checked into our hotel.... the best hotel yet! We were smack bang in the middle of all the action with Bangla Road just round the corner and the beach 5 minutes away. We checked out the ...

It's been a long time ..., Phuket Town, Thailand travel blog

It's been a long time ...

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... i managed to 'escape' the long arm of the law and their pesky fine! After Laos and Cambodia i was surprised at how expensive Phuket was both for accomodation and food.  I did however manage to find the cheapest hotel in Phuket Town to stay at 4 ...

A Serene Evening In Phuket, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

A Serene Evening In Phuket

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... ended at around 7 pm, Thai time. There was a delay at KLIA as the flight wad delayed and again a long queue at the Phuket International Airport. The Immigration clearence here was really long, I had around 15 guys ahead of me and it took around 1 hour to ...

Thailand: Finishing off Asia with some relaxation., Phuket, Krabi, Thailand travel blog

Thailand: Finishing off Asia with some relaxation.

A travel blog entry by russchid

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Layover in icy Kiev, Ukraine, going to Prague: I can see why people fall in love with Thailand. Everything is very inexpensive, the weather is perfect, and the beaches beautiful. Probably cheaper for me to be here for this week than to go back to the ...

Sweltering and Loving It, Phuket Town, Thailand travel blog

Sweltering and Loving It

A travel blog entry by blissmiss

I love Thailand and the Thai people. It is sweltering hot here and you walk outside and are sweating, but it is fantastic. I have a nice room with A/C and t.v., actually the nicest place I have stayed in six months. On Monday I start class and will be ...

October 12th - Thursday, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

October 12th - Thursday

A travel blog entry by ipreston

1st full day in Phuket. Met Jeromy Nolan at breakfast. Breakfast again was huge. Went from breakfast to the pool and pretty much stayed there all day. Jeromy showed me who to deal with and got me his 'rates' from the locals - half price for most ...

Phuket II, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Phuket II

A travel blog entry by quefew

... the beach which makes it much more relaxed, theres just some smaller food places in the shade near the beach. It's hard to appreciate Phuket when it's overcast or worse, raining. It's a pity we had shit weather for all of our time in Phuket bar two ...

Phuket, Thailand, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Phuket, Thailand

A travel blog entry by qiandjes

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Phuket was our first stop in Thailand. I have never seen as many tourists in Asia since the beginning of our trip. The majority of tourists seemed to be older (50's) white Europeans. It literally felt like everyone was a tourist when you walked on the ...

Phuket, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Phuket

A travel blog entry by kahootzjohn

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So here we are on phuket enjoying the sun and water, of which there is plenty of both, so we are hanging out in the hotel unwinding from so much travel. I took some pics of the hotel and the more famous landmarks of the beer drinking group....so here it ...

End of Journey, Patong, Thailand travel blog

End of Journey

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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... good thing! I've also been focused on losing the extra weight I gained in Japan and getting back in shape! Great thing about Thailand is that there is an abundance of fruits - mangos, dragon fruit, papayas, mangosteens, etc. I'm so happy about that! ...

Pooooooket, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Pooooooket

A travel blog entry by homerfan33

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Paul & I landed here in Patong (a beach on Phuket) on Monday afternoon just in time to catch the U.S. Navy, which was apparently at port here. Fantastic. The hostess bars on Bangla Road (the main road on Patong) were in full force, trying to attract the ...

At sea, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

At sea

A travel blog entry by sfahlikman

Just a quick note... I figured I should mention this because my dad just informed me that he was unaware that you can click on my pictures to make them larger.  I thought I should mention it in case someone else didn't realize that either.  ...

back to the mainland, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

back to the mainland

A travel blog entry by carson_nicki

After a very relaxing, sun-soaked and snorkeling-filled 6 days on Phi Phi, we (Carson, myself, Eggi, and Terrence) landed in Phuket. We took Lonely Planet's advice and stayed far from the beach, in hopes of evading the hordes of 'farang' (foreigners) ...

Welcome to Phuket!, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Welcome to Phuket!

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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... start spilling into the car lanes. Yup, definitely not my scene. What's disturbing is that this is the slowest month in Phuket! We haven't even reached the high season yet! Scary. Speaking of scary, there are so many bars with young Thai girls ...

diving in Phi Phi, Phi Phi Don, Thailand travel blog

diving in Phi Phi

A travel blog entry by revamped

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Feb 12th (Jamie writing) Today we got up early to go diving. It was our second day of training and our first 2 open water dives. We went to 2 smaller islands located just off Phi Phi lae. Bida Nok, Bida Nai is a limestone cliff islet with similar ...

Seediness, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Seediness

A travel blog entry by ncpalmer

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The whole of Bangla road closes off at night to make way for thousands of tourists searching "for good ...

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