Patong, still in Phuket
Trip Start Feb 15, 2006
164Trip End Feb 16, 2007
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We leave him to check in, he fell asleep so we met up a few hours later and headed into town where it's all happening. I guess you could say we spent a lot of time in Rio Bar; the food is great (mash potatoes - yum, yum) and played pool. Both of them got beat by a girl how funny, but I was just too good and whooped her easily! We took it steady the first night as we knew Brian would need breaking in gently.
We talked Brian into hiring a scooter and driving around the island as it's the only way to see so much in such a short space of time, for next to nothing
The best day out was the day we went to Phi Phi Island. First we stopped of at Maya Bay the setting for my sister's favourite film The Beech, Leonardo is never around when you need him! And I have to say it is a truly stunning beach, you know that picture postcard we've been searching for; well here it is or at least it would be if it wasn't so bloody commercialised. What they don't tell you when you book is that you have to pay 200 baht to actually step on the beach when you get there; good job we took some extra money. All the boats arrive at once (10am ish) so trying to get that dream photo is out of the question. My advice is if you come here charter your own boat and get here before the crowds. After about an hour we sailed of to crystal clear waters to snorkel, not my favourite hobby but if I've got a life jacket then I will float around for 10/15 minuets
And before we knew it, it was time for Brian to head back to the airport and sunny Huddersfield (which happens to be having a freak heat wave while he is here). With second massage completed and bags packed we drop him at the airport, say our good byes and hope to catch up with him in Australia or New Zealand later in the year.
So if anyone would like to come out and see us, just email and let us know.
World Cup fever has gripped the whole of Phuket (I have my England shirt; 8 Lampard), the England game was lame, but the Trinidad & Tobago game against Sweden was the best since we were sat with a lad from Trinidad (lives in England now).
Ben and I have fallen out big time. He was pissed again last night and had some money stolen, I flipped. I've had enough and today I drag him back to Bangkok to stick him on a plane home!!
To be continued. . . . .