Trip Start May 05, 2008
119Trip End May 05, 2013
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The beach areas such as Karong are on the west coast. Phuket is really a large island connected by road in the north to the mainland. It is cheap to get a local bus but if you miss the last bus back it is gonna cost you 400-500B with a tuc tuc. This is what happend to us, we went out to Karong for the day but missed the last bus back and got a tuc tuc back to town.
It was our first experience with a tuc tuc here and we were taken to a fancy jewellery shop so that the driver could get his fuel tokens. There were some other farang there also looking disinterested. They were nice in the shop though and didnt push us too much to buy something.
We spent just two nights here, did some laundry and got a bus up to Phang Nga the next morning. I love the whole laundry service over here. It is cheap and you get you clothes back clean and folded. No battling with the washing machine and using dryers that you have to us 2-3 times just to get your clothes dry like in Australia.