Trip Start Sep 09, 2012
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The next day we went to the beach.
We went to a few bars after this played pool and jenga!
The next day we went to the same beach but met up with Becky. She was relaxing after doing a charity bike ride from Vietnam to Cambodia. We had a really good day, jumping waves and avoiding jellyfish! I luckily didn't get stung! That evening we had some drinks with Nic and Woody and got confused at a bar, instead of ordering a liter of beer between us we ended up with one each!
As we had our moped we decided to venture further into Phuket. We found a view point that overlooked the bays of Karon and Kata that was lovely. We also went a shopping mall called Central Festival. This was like a mini Trafford Centre and we went to watch SkyFall at the cinema. The Thais are really into their Royal Family and before the film started we had to stand in respect to their king as tribute footage was shown
We had another beach day again sunbathing, playing in the waves. This time we had found fish jumping out of the waves which was a giggle. Chirs and Nic buried me in the sand it was so hot though and this was as the sun was going down!
It was now Fir day and Sarah and Belly were arriving. We weren't sure what time they were coming but had arranged to go out in Patong and meet up with Becky again as it was her last night. Woody couldn't come as he had his skin allergy 'Staff' which was a shame! Patong was crazy! It was really busy, music pumping and lady boys everywhere, On one particular street where all the bars were there was also ping pong shows. We managed to get into a club for free as one of the girls from the gym used to work in there. We had a good night!
We had a lie in the following day but still made it to the beach. Across the road from our guest house was a Irish Pub so we had breakfast there most mornings then headed down. We met another guy from the gym which was crazy because he was from Northwich also! That evening we took Sarah and Belly to the hill top restaurant then went to the night markets in Chalong that were near where Nic and Woody live. There was literally everything you could ever want in this market and it was so hot and sweaty as we walked round even though it was night time. Nic and I decided to taste deep fried crickets
We spend another day at the beach drinking fresh coconuts and relaxing. We also took another shopping trip into the tourist town of Patong. I didn't find a Mulberry that I was looking for but managed to get a Longchamp designer bag instead. We had a laugh and a few beers later on at the bar at the side of our guest house called Chicken Bar.
We only had a few more days to cram everything in before we left for Koh Phangnan. We went up to Big Buddha to be blessed by monks. On the long drive up to the Buddha there was a baby elephant which we stopped to feed - it was very cute. When we got to the top the views were brilliant. The Buddha is being refurbished which is a shame as it is covered in scaffolding. All of us were blessed by the monks and given bracelets. On the way back down we stopped at another view point which was lovely then went to play crazy golf later on. This was a laugh but it was far too hot!
There was lots of beaches to visit and we had spent most of our time on Kata. It was quite a drive but worth it to get to Nai Han Beach. It was lovely and we stayed here late again. After we went to Kata Beach where they did a Fish BBQ every night
The following day we decided to go to Phi Phi Island for the day, We wanted to show Sarah & Belly the island but it actually worked out cheaper to visit there for a night out and stay there than organise taxis etc to the party area in Patong. The four of us got the ferry there and met Nic and Woody later as they were working. We managed to get a really cheap room with air con and hot water for the 4 of us which was good. We then charted a long tail boat and did the Maya bay tour again. This was so much better than our experience as we had to boat to ourselves and could stay at each place for as long as we wanted, We enjoyed snorkeling again however I caught my toe on a spiky sea urchin which i had a panic but it was ok
We all got together that night for some drinks and partied on the beach. It rained a bit but then the humidity was so high. We were made up we had air con!
The next day we had to get up early for the ferry back to Phuket. We were all a bit delicate as we hadn't had much sleep we weren't functioning . We had booked to go to the Fantasea show that night so all came home for a nap then got ready for that. Fantasea was a show that was described at Cirque du Sollie of Thailand and had a buffet included. We weren't really up for the show and when it turned out to be rubbish we weren't impressed. We all decided to make the most of the buffet meal as we hadn't eaten all day also!
That evening turned out to be a shocker. A few hours after getting back from the show Chris was really poorly being sick. I thought it was because we were dehydrated but it didn't stop. We ended up going to the hospital as he had food poisoning and was not well. We stayed the night there then as soon as Chris was being discharged I started to be sick