Phuket Merlin Hotel
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... were to put the babies to bed or read a book to a group of older boys and girls. These children were so kind and sharing and the staff at the orphanage were something that you don't find often This would be a great place to bring a volunteering group of young Australians to learn some cultural differences and understand how easy they have it at home.
Today was extremely rewarding for me and a great way to end my trip to Phuket.
... waiting for 2 people to come from the airport. There was a little kitten that wandered into the shop, and got passed around, it was very content sitting on our laps getting patted!
It started raining just before we were supposed to leave so we had a beer and waited for 10. It eased up a bit so we got in the trucks but then it ****** down on the way to the boat and while we were boarding.
We got pretty wet and had to take our shoes ...
... we decided to venture to the beaches that make it so famous. As we were staying in the town we were about 20km from the beach so had to get a local bus, known as a Sǎwngthǎew, to the beach. We decided upon heading to Hat Karon on the west coast. We spent the day here and it was ok. I think I was expecting a little bit more from a Phuket beach. As the main spot for package tourists it very much caters for this sort of holiday, and most of the Thai culture has been sucked ...
... to socialize. Socializing isn't exactly my forte, but she doesn't know that.
I see from the short video she shows me on her phone that this company targets 20 and 30 somethings. I'm a 40 something. Would I be the old man in the sea? Not at all, one of the founders (a 20/30 something) invited his parents along for this trip...so they must really be hurting to fill beds.
She quotes me an all-inclusive rate for five days that sounds ...
After an eventful journey to Phuket we made it and even managed to use the local bus service!! We were very proud of ourselves. We made our way to our hostel, which was nice but warm - we opted for a fan room instead of air con and the fans were not all that!! We met a lovely German girl and a Italian guy and headed out for some food. After this my foot swelled up massively and I ended up hobbling back to the hostel for some ...
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