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Phuket - Patong Beach

Sat 20th:

Left Phnom Penh in Cambodia on 10am flight to Bangkok & then 2pm flight to Phuket & arrived at 3.30pm. Had spent 2 weks with a team in Cambodia & some of us went to Phuket for a stopover but all went our separate ways

Found a yellow metered taxi for 450 B to Patong Beach which I shared with Deb & Helen. The ride took 45 mins & it felt weird driving back on the LHS of the road. The airport is on the northern end of the island & it is lush & jungelly. Looked at a couple of places before deciding on the Chada Guesthouse which had been recommended by a post on trip advisor. It is on Rat-U- Thit 200 Pee Rd in Patong. It is 1 block back from the beach & in the middle of shops, markets , restaurants & massage places. You can walk a few blocks in either direction & it is a hive of activity, including the popular Bangla Rd ( not sure why it is popular but nothing to write home about!!)

I got a small single room with bathroom & aircon, including toast , tea & coffee for breakkie for 400B ( $14 AUS). The room also has TV, fridge, small balcony & WIFI. ( that didn't work)

Dropped my bags off & this sweet girl that works there helped me carry my 25 kg suitcase up 2 flights of stairs. It is loaded up with sales stock to take back home from Cambodia.

Headed for the beach to watch the sunset over the water & stopped on the way to enquire re tour prices to book some island trips. Compared prices – everything very discounted because it is the low season & found some good deals. Booked Phi Phi Island speedbpoat trip tomorrow for 1300 B ( $47AUS)

Monday – James Bond Island with kayaking on a big slower boat for 1200 B ( $43 AUS)

Tuesday – Northern Trails Bike Ride 2400 B ( ( $86 AUS).

They all include hotel pick up , lunch, drinks & snacks

That out of the way, I sat on the beach having a coke & watched a pretty sunset with the sky streaked pink while talking to my lovely husband on the phone. Beach looks nice but the water not as clear as I expected

Wandered around some more & got some Fried Rice for dinner with icecream for 120 B ( $4.50 AUS)

Headed home, got my bags organized & crashed about 10.30pm

Flying in over all the islands near Phuket

Flying in over all the islands near Phuket

Sunset on Patong Beach

Sunset on Patong Beach

Beach restaurants all lit up

Beach restaurants all lit up

So beautiful watching the sunset

So beautiful watching the sunset

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Thailand

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