Monday, July 28, 2008

Phuket, Day 1

In the airport, we had Chicken Nasi Lemak and Mee Hun Siam as breakfast. Not very yummy, but acceptable

An hour later, flying off to Phuket! ^^

Exploring Phuket and Phi Phi
We wanted to buy Lonely Planet, but they only have Thailand's islands and beaches...I don't like all-in-one, so I chose this. The info is quite complete! I'm happy with it. I know the author has a book about Chiang Mai, going to get it when I go to Chiang Mai next time :)

Two left on the shelf, I flipped behind to check the price...
So expensive!!

Hmmm wait, the second one is RM89.90, I thought maybe the editions are different, I browsed it checked it...nothing different, the books are the same. I think they misplaced the price tag. Now you know..I chose the second one. Heheee! Sorry, Borders :P

1 hour and 15 minutes later, we were almost there :)

Yuhooo...Phuket is such a wonderful place!


In limousine:)

Our driver

Kevin's friend recommended us to stay in Thawewong Sap Inn, he has been there few times, according to him, they have sea view room and the room rate is affordable (low season).
Patong Phuket

Tuk tuk!
The rate is more expensive than air-cond taxi

Patong is 1 hour away from the airport, an hour later, we reached our place...From the website, I knew it's in front of the beach and I thought it's a resort, but the actual place is disappointed, why?
It's actually a guest house, (I took this photo on the 4th day morning before we moved to airport. Stalls were closed in the morning)

and now you see, my sea view room..
(-_-")... ......

Yeah, it's sea view, but it's not what I expected...

However, the room looked exactly like the website, thus, I decided to "accept" the offer.

Pose with money

Actually it's not enough, sigh...forced to swipe card and exchange money with lower rate in Phuket.

Some photos along the street

Tried some pancake, also known as crepe

I bought some Thai silk dresses from her.
Not a good bargain, I got better rate in other places..ooh well, shouldn't regret, better luck next trip!

Picture with Kathoey, a.k.a. ladyboys...
Hmmm, 100 baht for photos, I couldn't remember how much I tipped for the first night. We went for a "special show" in a pub, for each performance, the ladyboy came down and asked for tips. Each person 100 baht, actually 50 baht should be sufficient, but I only have 100 baht notes in my pocket. We spent too much on tipping


I took a photo with them too, too ahem to upload it, ya know...I looked like an ugly ducking next to them :P

After the show, we ate in local stalls

Pad Thai

So, that was my Day 1 in Phuket :)



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