First Day in Phuket
If you would have followed my blog, you would have known that I went to Phuket last year in April. That’s the only one picture from my trip and that’s it. No more news about it. I thought I wanna continue on that series, as promised. Haha
So, I went with my childhood buddy, Rue and we flew there by AirAsia. Did I mentioned that the flight was delayed?
Phuket airport is kinda like a medium size airport with most of the basic facilities you can find. You can even plan your transportation, accommodation and activities in Phuket right in the airport itself, but it would cost a bomb definitely.
Once you step out of the arrival hall, and you walk out of the airport, you will see many people waiting. Mostly pick up drivers or tour guides or family and friends waiting for their expectant arrival.
It was part working and vacation trip hence I met my local agent there and they had a 10-seater van to pick us up. Look! We got the whole van to ourselves!
While we were on our way to the hotel, we were planning what to do within the 3 days we have there. I guess, this is how I have been planning my trips, which is no plan till we arrive. Haha.
I was scheduled to visit the earlier mentioned hotels or resorts upon arrival and the guide and driver was really nice to bring us around and schedule my hotel inspection visit.
Some of the resorts and hotels I visited during my first day in Phuket are Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, Moevenpick Resort & Spa, Andaman Seaview Hotel and Metadee Phuket. Ibis Patong and Mercure Patong.
On the way from the airport, we passed by an attraction which caught my attention. It is the Phuket Shooting Range and I asked to stop there. Not bad facilities they have there. Will put up a post about it soon.
This is how Phuket town looks like. Constantly buzzling with vehicles and activities, day and night. This is the road facing the sea and beach.
We stayed at Courtyard by Marriott in Patong and it was a marvelous hotel. Thanks to my Marriott Sales Specialist membership, I redeemed my Famtastic voucher there.
Once we checked in, we did what almost any tourist who goes to Thailand to do. MASSAGE!
It was really relaxing after a whole day of walking for hotel/resort inspection.
The same night, we went for a local Thai food by the beach. I did not took any photo of my food.
But, nevertheless, I’ve got food picture for you. I walked down the road from the restaurant that we ate and found this small stall selling Banana Pancake.
It looks yummy, hence I asked that seller to make me one. I nearly called him “Aneh” (Brother in Tamil) that time, but I managed to hold back from uttering that word. Haha
It was very yummy! Banana Pancake that comes with condensed milk, sugar and some coconut.
After that, we went back to hotel and rest for a long day tour the next day. Cruise to Phi Phi Island…
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about 10 months ago - 45 comments
Please, AirAsia, you are not going to run away with anything.
Seriously. Is this how you earn extra money? You offer a system for people to write in and seek for refund for whatever reason be it valid or not. Then, you tweak the system to the extend that it will auto-reject every email that comes
about 2 years ago - 1 comment
If only I can take a break and leave to somewhere and enjoy a nice relaxing holiday.
Right now, looks like work cannot stop and issues will never stop landing at my doorstep.
I really want a break. Wuu wuu wuu… :cries:
Oh anyways… was just looking around at pictures and I found this…
This was Phuket
about 3 years ago - 5 comments
There are two objective of this post. So read the full post to find out what I am going to talk about.
1) Serves as an awareness of AirAsia’s flight to Japan-Haneda Airport.
2) Serves as an awareness also the terms & conditions plus traveling to Japan.
Wow! I am sure it is definitely a talk of the
about 3 years ago - 3 comments
Yes… if you ask me about Phuket, I will just tell you one thing.
It’s all about…
See, one picture says it all…
It’s all about Girls… A-Go-Go… Ping Pong Show… Long Time… Short Time… Girls… Ladyboys… (Oh noes!) and of course, Alcohol and girls again…
Recycle the list above 100 times… Yes…
I was a good boy there. Yes!
about 3 years ago - 2 comments
I just realize that I did not click “Publish” for this post! My timing has been so the off and I’m always late. Must start organizing my time and not to be late for appointments anymore!
Okay, enough of kinky steamy post for now. I don’t always write those kinda things wan lah. I’m a good
about 3 years ago - 3 comments
Yes, trust me when I say this. I can have access to “Air Asia Last Minute Super Value Fare”.
Because I’m working in a travel agency!
I’m on a last minute plan to head up north, yes again. This time with Air Asia.
Wanted to fly Firefly because I’ve never flew on it and they have good comments
about 4 years ago - 5 comments
This coming 2010 is gonna be a Holi-Year. A short for Holiday Year.
A short term taken from Cheesie. She owns the copyright of this term.
It’s gonna be regional trips first. No money lah. Have to save up for rainy days okay!
So, here is the “Tentative” plans…
Jan – Bangkok (Just decided yesterday… hahah)
about 4 years ago - 17 comments
Hey peeps. How is it going there? It’s mid week already! Woot!
Now, let me continue from my earlier Chiang Mai, Thailand sneak peak.
I’ve got lots of comments on how beautiful Chiang Mai is, base on the pictures I put up of course. I would say, it is beyond beautiful. It’s just bliss…
There is one reason
about 4 years ago - 3 comments
Howdy Howdy people… It’s Wednesday and I’m swamped with work. T_T
Anyways… It’s mid week we are talking about and I wanna show you my Chiang Mai trip. Hand itchy. Can’t help.
I just can’t wait to show you about Chiang Mai. How I wish I could just spend my time telling you more of
about 4 years ago - No comments
So what if AirAsia screwed my travel plan by moving my flights forward. I don’t care. I’m already traveling and I need a break badly.
This time… I’m here real holiday! The art of doing nothing.
I came all the way here without any itinerary planned and let’s see if I get to do any of the