The Expat Hotel
Travel Blogs from Patong
From Penang, Malaysia Joe and I were headed to Phuket in Thailand via yet another mini bus. We encountered another interesting experience at the Malaysia Thailand border but thankfully this time not involving us. Joe and I had finished our immigration through to Thailand and were waiting back on the mini bus. We were waiting for quite some time but …
... bought all sorts of yummy food for dinner - spring rolls, chicken kebabs, chocolate mousse, juice. Browsed around and bought a few things - a nice Jimmy Choo fake bag for about $5, some DVD's, a new wallet. It absolutely poured down and the markets turned into rivers so it was a bit difficult trying to get around, but I still really enjoyed it. The driver again picked me up and drove back to the ...
It's official.....Phuket really isn't for us. So Tom was in hospital again today. He had a gastroscopy and some samples were taken. I was invited to watch which was quite frankly, disgusting. It is safe to say that I now know Tom inside out. They gave Tom local anaesthetic. It took about 6 doses before he started to zone out. Like trying to put down a rhino....Tom's words not mine. It was horrible seeing him with so ...
... in the bathroom this time.
We headed out at night to find a bar recommended to us.. we ended up not finding it, despite trying to act out the name 'Black Sheep' to some locals which failed miserably as I'm not sure they had ever heard of a sheep before, but we did take a tour around the whole town which was good.
Patong's main street of carnage is Bangla Road, filled with go-go bars, ping pong shows and men who make a more convincing job of being female ...
... of times - "wax? Leg wax! Is this how you do it in Thailand?" she kept going, and after about 5 mins of this, I pointed to the winter growth on my legs and again questioned "wax?" ah she understood. Wait a second... In came the owner - tall, brisk and very ladyboyish. Ah sorry for the confusion ... We went through the question and answer process again, with my legs now being inspected for hair length, and I was quoted a price 4x the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking