Siam Palm Residence
Travel Blogs from Patong
... weighed what felt like baby elephants on our back we made it to uni to meet the rest of the team. 13 happy travellers piled in a very small and very hot mini bus for 4 hours on our first leg of the journey to Heathrow. Comedy moment so far; Alex and I falling over backwards in the the check-in queue, lesson 1, pack light when carrying a bag the same size as you on your back! Tempted by the glitz and glamour of all that Heathrow had to offer ...
Our random journey continues in Phuket. After a relaxing afternoon on the beach (pics to follow when I can get them off my camera), we made our way to town for a civilised dinner (unlike Bangkok). Found some tasty curry (hoping this will not backfire on island hopping trip tomorrow) whilst being serenaded to by some delightful ladies in matching purple leopard skin Lycra - all the 90's classics. Then we decided ...
... Everyone stopped what they were doing (and if sitting stood up) and listened in silence to the national anthem. Apparently that happens twice a day. Graeme and I have seen Cloud Atlas and The Hobbit during our stay here and each time the cinema audience stood and listened to the anthem while an onscreen video played showing the king interacting with his people through his long reign. In fact King Rama IX ascended the thrown before Elizabeth of England. I can't ...
... We also had a cooking class where we learned how to cook tom yum soup, curry, and pad thai. This was pretty fun and our food ended up not tasting too bad. We ended the night with buying movies and getting a bucket at Ska Bar. I bought Finding Nemo, Happy Feet, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Black Swan. We ended up watching the movie Felon and half of Happy Feet.
Today we ...
Today we took a Tuk Tuk and returned to Karon Beach where we stayed last time we visited Thailand. It looked exactly the same as in 2005. The sand at the beach at Karon is golden powder in color. The sand at the beach at Patong is white powder. Both beaches are fantastic and the water is so warm it is like getting into your bathtub.
The seas were a little ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool