Patong Beach

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  • Day10

    Day 10/72: Travel to Phuket

    November 6, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    Another day of travel today. We got up early and went for a run around the Chaing Mai old city walls before it got too hot. Felt really nice to get up and do something so as not to waste a morning when we were flying at lunchtime. Came back and had some breakfast, packed up, checked out, and got a tuk tuk to the airport. Airport food was terrible but we ended up having fish and rice on the flight which wasn't bad at all, well done Bangkok Airways.
    When we arrived in Phuket it was a completely different climate. The air was heavy and humid and the skies a thundery grey. After collecting our bags it soon became evident that the chilled out atmosphere of Chiang Mai doesn't extend as far at the South. The airport staff were impatient as anything and it took the best part of 3 hours to make the what should be hour trip down to the hostel from the airport. Phuket, or at least Patong where we are staying for the night, is one of the heaviest areas for tourists in all of Thailand. Walking down the street, 95% of people aren't Thai; according to Izzi it has a similar vibe to Magaluf. The hostel is nice though, air conditioned and only got another guy in our room who's doing a diving course. We've packed our small bags for tomorrow and up early in the morning to get the minibus up to the National Park!!! Cannot wait!!!
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  • Day12

    Day 12/72: Elephant Hills Day 2!!!

    November 8, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 27 °C

    We woke up in our tent to the sound of the jungle and rain on the roof. After washing and breakfasting (lovely breakfast with pastries and omlettes and a cup of English tea), we joined another couple and a guide and went on our trek through the jungle. We picked up bamboo walking sticks and after being told don't touch anything as it could be poisonous, we were punted across the river to the start of the walk. We wandered through the jungle up a stream, stopping at points along the way to talk about the trees and wildlife in the area. We had a swing on vines that are incredibly springy and can hold even Tom's weight and learned about bamboo, palm and many other plants and their usages.

    We walked and scrambled in the rain for about an hour and a half, and then came to a large open sided hut, where a couple of other guides were preparing lunch. We sat and tasted ingredients, and learned how to cook bbq pork with a spicy sauce, fresh coconut and chicken soup and scrambled eggs over an open camp fire. It was all delicious! Also learnt about all the uses of coconuts, and attempted to get all the meat out of one...

    We then wandered back to the camp, re crossed the river, and chilled out with a watermelon shake until it was time to go. We both absolutely loved the Elephant Hills experience, it'll be a highlight of the whole trip.

    We made the 3 and a half hour journey back to Patong and got reaquainted with the hostel. Then we wandered down to the beach for a quick swim and sight see, having not been down there yet. It was mega busy (the busiest beach in Phuket) but the sea was relatively empty and the sun had just set over a hill casting a red glow over the sea. That evening, we wandered to Bangla Road, the busiest road in Phuket with bars stalls and clubs lining the street. There must have been at least 20 different bars all with live bands playing, with each singer sounding very much like the artist of whichever song they were singing and switching voices alarmingly well. The road itself was full of drunk tourists, and salesmen and holiday reps. It was worth going just to see that side of the island. Tomorrow: the Phi Phi Islands!
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  • Day49

    Der Süden von Thailand

    November 27, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Nachdem wir am Anfang unserer Reise Bangkok und Teile des Nordens von Thailand entdeckt haben, wollen wir nun die Inselwelt im Süden Thailands kennenlernen. Wir starten auf der größten Insel der Westküste in der Andamansee, Phuket. Unser erstes Hotel liegt hier in der Partyhochburg Patong. Leider haben wir scheinbar am falschen Ende gespart, denn unser Hotel ist eine Absteige und hält nicht, was die Fotos im Internet versprochen haben. Wir nehmen es mit Humor und machen das beste draus. „Immerhin regnet es nicht rein.“ „Diese Aussicht, ein Traum!“ Das Waschbecken lief irgendwann nicht mehr ab😂🙆‍♀️ Ob der Drucker wohl funktioniert? Vielleicht können wir die Kakerlake fragen, die uns im Zimmer in Empfang genommen hat?!🤔Read more

  • Day50

    Kimo will spielen

    November 28, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Auf der Bangla Road kann man auch verschiedene Spiele spielen. Nein nicht Halma und Mensch ärger dich nicht und auch nicht nur Ping Pong Spiele, sondern „virtuelle Spiele“. Conny muss sich fast übergeben bei der ganz schön echt animierten Achterbahnfahrt mit Zusammenbruch des Fahrgeschäftes. Das wäre was für Connys Mama gewesen 😁
    In einer Shoppingmall dürfen wir uns auch mit einem Herzchen auf der Weltkarte verewigen. Nordlichter wo seid ihr? Generell haben wir bis jetzt nur Deutsche aus dem Süden oder aus der Mitte Deutschlands getroffen. Anhand dieser Karte wird uns aber auch mal wieder bewusst, wie froh wir sein können, reisen zu können. Dann nimmt man die abgegrabbelte Fernbedienung doch auch wieder mit Humor.
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  • Day49

    Berühmt berüchtigte Bangla Road

    November 27, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Nachdem wir am Strand waren, wollen wir uns noch kurz die berühmt berüchtigte Bangla Road angucken. Aus dem „kurz“ wird nichts, weil wir uns ein paar Cocktails später in einem ziemlich großen Club wiederfinden, in dem in zwei Tagen Jason Darulo auftritt. Auf der Straße werden uns Ping-Pong und andere Shows und sämtliche Drogen angeboten, ein Zauberer verzaubert die Passanten und Straßenverkäufer wollen einem alles Mögliche andrehen. Bei einem verrückten Portmonee, dessen Funktionsweise Conny auch nach mehreren Erklärungsversuchen von Kimo immer noch nicht versteht, schlagen wir zu.Read more

  • Day3

    Erste Station: Patong

    October 6, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    Es ist einfach nur krank hier😅 Der Ballermann ist ein Scheiß dagegen🍻 Wenn ihr eine Bar ohne Pingpong Ladys findet, meldet euch bitte 😄🏓 Auch der Straßenverkehr ist echt gewöhnungsbedürftig. Bis jetzt trauen wir uns noch nicht einen Roller zu mieten, aber sobald wir ein bisschen mehr im Land sind, nehmen wir es im Angriff🛵Read more

  • Day17

    Es sich gut gehen lassen...

    August 28, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Lange habt ihr nichts gehört von uns... Wieso?
    Ganz einfach... wir genießen die Zeit in Phuket und lassen es uns richtig gut gehen!

    Unser Tag beginnt hier mit einer Massage und danach genießen wir das kühle Nass und die einheimische Küche..

  • Day62

    Phuket, Thailand

    July 14, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    We made it to Thailand! First stop was the wild island of Phuket. We stayed on the famous Patong beach - full of bars, massage parlors, and lady boys. We spent our first day exploring the town, watching tourists parasail from the beach, and gawked at sunburnt old fat men walking hand and hand with beautiful Thai girls. We are definitely back on the tourist trail. In the evening, I researched a reputable massage parlor and Andreas and I both got amazing massages for cheap. I got a Thai massage (a combination of stretching and deep tissue) and Andreas got a relaxing oil massage.

    The second day we rented a scooter and took it all around the island. Scooters are a great way to see the sights. I have not yet driven one and I don't think I want to with all the crazy drivers. Andreas' mountain biking skills really shine weaving around cars and obstacles. I totally trust Andreas and his driving but I can't help being on high alert the entire ride, letting out the occasional "WATCH OUT!", "SLOW DOWN!", or just a general scream. We spent a few hours swimming at a remote beach and then visited the 45m tall Big Buddha statue! While at the Big Buddha, we escaped the heat by attempting to meditate in its presence with a number of tourists and locals. It was a very relaxing and special experience.

    When we exited the Buddha we noticed the sky getting darker. When we started riding away we began to feel a strong wind that almost blew us over. Time to put the pack cover on. Then the rains came and Andreas and I were soaked! We made it to a cafe in Phuket city and waited out the rain. When it finally stopped we headed back to our hotel. Except that was back over the hill into the storm. Suddenly the skies opened and full monsoon rains pelted us so hard it stung. Andreas and I pushed on and arrived back at our hotel soaked through... quite the adventure. Next stop Ko Phi Phi.
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  • Day10

    Fish feet b4 our airport run

    April 29, 2018 in Thailand ⋅

    Patong Beach, Phuket - Day 2 😊

    So after a little bit of a sleep in we decided to head out and find the second hand book shop to get a book or 2...didn’t find it, all this while it was pouring with rain and still 29degrees - so running around in shorts and a t-shirt...and an umbrella.

    After no success finding the book shop we stopped to do that whole fish eat your feet thing - it was awesome!!! 😬...first time for me.

    And the just before we headed to the airport to leave for Sri Lanka - we grabbed some lunch on the beach 🏖 x
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