Phuket – November 2012
I have been neglecting this space, and lots of people have been asking me to update my blog. So, since I will be travelling for the first time this year in 2 days’ time, I thought I better post some memories of my previous trips late last year.
In early November last year, J and I went to Phuket for a holiday! It’s not our first time there, but we still managed to gather some new and exciting experiences. Here’s a gallery of some selected photos:
We stayed in a resort which we have stayed in when we first visited Phuket. It’s clean, centralized and has a very Thai-resort feel, unlike typical hotel rooms. This time round, we ordered a lot of room service, simply because it’s delicious and cheap! Thai food is YUMS!
Our biggest splurge was a full day trip to Coral Island, but it’s super worth the price. The island is so beautiful and serene that we just wanted to stay there for longer. At Coral Island, we tried deep sea walking and parasailing. Deep sea walking involves wearing an astronaut-like helmet to enable you to sink and breathe in water. The fishes we saw were colourful and pretty, just how we imagined it. However, there were too many fishes, and they nibbled at our hands and legs, especially when we held our pieces of bread. It’s kind of scary if you don’t like to be that up-close to marine life. Parasailing was wonderful; I can’t wait to do it again at another location. Initially, while queuing up for it, I was pretty apprehensive as I saw some people being dragged in the sand by the motorboats. Ouch. I was also worried that my technique for landing isn’t good, and I will somehow get cuts and scratches. But whee! My experience was perfect! It’s definitely a less dangerous experience than sky diving, and the view of Coral Island from the parachute was awesome. A top-of-the-world feel.
We also went shopping in Phuket, at the Central Mall and Tesco. The mall was pretty normal, but we ate at Fuji Japanese Restaurant – a cheap Japanese food place. I also bought some body products like massage oil and natural soaps from the mall. Tesco, on the other hand, was a place we found bargains. However, we didn’t manage to find the very soft tees which we bought a couple of years ago. We also bought an insane amount of KFC back to the resort! *Taxis were super hard to get at Tesco, so it’s recommended that you arrange with your resort.*
On other days, we also indulged in massages (went for 2) and lazy swims in the resort’s pool. We watched tv, soaked in the big tub, and drank wine. We also walked around the Kata region and ventured to great and affordable restaurants, such as Two Chefs (at Kata Centre). We also made reservations at the highly recommended Boat House, but unfortunately, we were too tired and lazy to actually go there for a nice dinner. Perhaps the next time!
It’s a super relaxing trip, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely with very little money spent! Phuket really has lots of hidden gems and treasures just waiting to be discovered.
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