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Phuket, Thailand


We missed out on visiting Bangkok because of the terrible flooding, and although we'd heard that it hadn't really hit the centre we just weren't prepared to risk it. So the main agenda here was to meet up with my lovely Sister & her hubby Bryan at Bangkok airport and fly out to Phuket.Exciting!!!

Unfortunately we had a 5 hour delay, and poor Jo & Bry had already been waiting for us for about 5 hours so it was an even longer wait for them. We finally arrived in Phuket at about 11pm and we were all knackered, but what we all agreed on was that we needed a bit of a drink and so we went out to the main Patong Beach area. Which is where my lovely sister described it as being like "Blackpool on Acid'. And to be honest it is!!

It's a mad place full of lots of tattoo covered tourists, pretty much enjoying themselves and the sights of the infamous 'go go girls........who will not only dance for you, but will keep you entertained (and thereby keep you drinking!) by playing bar games with you. So if you take accept the place, and the go go girls, and accept if for the cheesy fun place it is, then you'll probably enjoy it like we did.

One of our must do things was to see a Muay Thai boxing match and so we booked a ringside seat at the Bangla Boxing stadium, which was in fact pretty gruesome but so compelling to watch. As well as seeing boxers as young as around 8yrs old (who were bloody good!) I think the highlight for us was watching the only UK boxer on the bill who proceeded to jump over the ropes, fall flat on his face & then get knocked out in the first round! We were so proud. Not!

So Phuket for us was great fun. Outside of Patong Beach I believe there's a lot more beautiful places to see & visit but we were only here for a few days as a stop over to Phi Phi and so it fitted our purpose just fine.





permalink written by  mich_and_dan_moors on November 14, 2011 from Phuket, Thailand
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This looks like a blast! Quite the drinking games. :) Hope your trip, or what you can remember, was amazing.

permalink written by  Ashley Krone on December 28, 2011


This looks like a blast! Quite the drinking games. :) Hope your trip, or what you can remember, was amazing.

permalink written by  Ashley Krone on December 28, 2011

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