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... investigating further and asking at the travel agents, we found out that it was a fair bit away from Patong and is more suited to honeymooners. After staying at Patong and now seeing Karon, we would probably stay at Karon if we came again. The beach is much nicer and there are still plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and its not far in a cab to get to Patong if needed. We drove through Kata and into the mountains where we realised there was elephant trekking and the ...
... umbrella cuz the sun is friggin strong! The beach got really, really busy after Xmas and some folks were also saying it was a bit slower due to the whole 'end of the world' nonsense.
Have tried to walk 4km's a day to keep moving cause this whole beach thing is just too comfortable and really flippin enjoyable. I have eaten thai food 98% of my meals and using the street vendors with carts or the small little local restaurants - you know only a ...
... very very German. Think a very strict German steward efficiently handing out bread rolls and telling a young women and child to "just wait" while they really needed the toilet but were stuck behind his little trolley. He kind of sounded like that guy Hanz from Die Hard. The main badie. But then I think alot of german men sound like that to me. After 6 hours of this we landed in Phuket then met our little guy at the airport. Off we were whisked to Pen Villa and after ...
... more traditional, not a touristy place). Emma did however get to hold a monkey which was pretty much thrown onto her shoulder when we came around the corner, it was only A$3.30 for a photo so it wasn't too bad.
After the boat trip back we headed back to our hotel and then went out to dinner at one of the resturants close to the hotel.
Day 17: Today we planned to take a snorkelling tour out to Ko Phi Phi island but as the weather ...
... thing is Annie backed out and there I am left sitting like an eejit with my feet in the tank!! However my feet and legs came out feeling like brand new so its not all bad!!
Overall we liked Phuket but we are looking forward to moving onto Phi Phi as the beach is not great and its a little too crazy with people physically dragging you into their shops...crazy stuff. And with a shopaholic travel partner (Annie) that is never good!!
Roll on island life!!
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