Trip Start Jan 16, 2009
40Trip End May 26, 2009
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Where I stayed
Trying to avoid all the expensive places was difficult, we spent a good three hours sat in a cafe thing whilst one of us wandered round looking at places, but we eventually managed to find an awesome place called Southern Fried Chicken to stay (it really was called that!) the rooms were so so cleeeean after Phi Phi's room AND it had air con so we were happy, other perks were TV that had an English film channel and free breakfast (that turned out to be a lie, we wouldn't have minded but she said it about a thousand times when she wanted us to stay there.) Turns out we found it just in time cos about 30 seconds after we got in the room the weather broke and there was a huge thunderstorm complete with torrential tropical rain
The next day was beach day, with all the suitcase brigade on this beach at least we weren't having to compete with leggy blonde tanned Swedes like on Phi Phi (there were thousands of them!). Unfortunately this did mean we were treated to such sites as a 50+ year old slightly overweight woman who was only wearing a thong wandering around (horrific, trust us). By the end of the day I (EW) was quite burnt, ok very burnt but it was alright as we had accidentally gained a bottle of aloe vera gel off an American we met in Phi Phi so covered my legs in that. That night we had a stroll on the beach at sunset (all very romantic etc. where are the boyfriends when you need them?) and a lovely meal to top it off, despite ordering fail duck by accident, it was covered in ginger which neither of us like. Oh well.
We wandered back to our place past the row of bars back to our room (still haven't been able to drink much past a beer with dinner, though even that's quite an achievement after swearing blind I would never drink again after bucket night)
We left the next day, we were going to stay longer in Phuket but we seem to be bleeding money at the moment and are going to head across to some less tourist placey beaches near Cambodian borders to hopefully go and be a bit cheaper. That and I'm not a fan watching older naked ladies wandering around the beach.
Early the next day we got a minibus to the airport (jetsetting back to Bangkok, oh yeeeah). We decided to spend a night in Bangkok before heading onto the next place otherwise we'd be arriving in the middle of the night or something. The stupid minibus took about an hour and was the same price as the 6 hour bus ride we'll be taking from Bangkok down the other side of the country, stupid expensive Phuket grumble grumble....
The plane took just over an hour to get into Bangkok and seeing as we are now pros at Bangkok we mangaed to stay in somewhere that was not only not in the absolute arse end of nowhere (double negatives anyone?) but was also on the Skyline so we can get places wahoo
So that's about it, tomorrow morning we're getting the bus down to Ko Chang for some more beach adventures.
Lots of love Emma X2 xxx