The rain in Thailand falls mainly in Phuket
Trip Start Jan 17, 2006
61Trip End Jan 17, 2007
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We were picked up by a ghostbuster style taxi and were taken down to the local h arbour to board our speed boat. As per usual as soon as we got on the boat the heavens opened and for the next hour it pissed it down. The boat was flying along crashing over the waves and there was no possible way that anyone on the boat was going to remain dry
We stopped at a few more places until we got to the larger of the two islands Ko Phi Phi Don and stopped for a bit of snorkelling, which I thought was a lot more impressive than what we had seen in Oz. We then got dropped off on the beach to receive our buffet style free lunch, which was also the last stop of the day. Just before we left it started to rain again but this time the rain turned into a monsoon and because the stupid shop had run out of plastic macs, it meant that I had to wear a life jacket to keep warm and a bin bag over the top of me to try and stay dry
The bus failed to show in the morning and after a word with the hotel manager we persuaded him to phone up the tour company and sort something out. In the end they laid on a taxi for us and we just made it to Krabi town centre in time for our minibus to Patong, which is the biggest resort on the island of Phuket. For once on our travels we thought that we'd avoided been scammed but after 3 hours on the bus the driver decided to stop at his friends travel agents to try and get us to book a hotel through them. We walked out the travel agents and waited on the bus untill he took us to Patong. We got accommadation quickly as Lee had stayed here befor and knew somewhere to stay. We made our way to the C + N hotel and all booked our own rooms. Its worked out at 8 quid a night and is up there with the best hotels I've stayed in. All the way on the drive to phuket it had been a really hot day but with our shit luck within 5 minutes of checking into the hotel it proceeded to piss down once again.
We headed out that evening and was impressed by the local nightlife
One more thing, Laura from Madingley Hall keeps hasseling me to give her a mention on this so I'm doing it just to get her off my back. Laura, you need to lay off the emails. Your boyfriend is one of my best mates and imagine how he'd feel if he knew what you were saying to me! I can understand how you can feel so emotinally attached to me but its all in your head and you need to move on.
Also, I have still been snapping away but me camera leads decided to pack up and i can't get hold of a new one where I am now so you'll have to wait until I get back to Bangkok.