I’ll be posting about our past few days in Pai tonight; great places to eat, a few photos of our trips and also about our massive change of plans due to me having food poisoning the past few days!
In the meantime I thought I’d share a video that I’ve made of my December in Thailand.
Please take the time to click on the pic below and watch if you can, I’d appreciate any feedback as I’m going to make one each month i’m travelling.
Places I travelled in December (in order) were:
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Krabi/Railay, Koh Samui, Koh Panghan, Koh Tao.
I hope you like it!
Today we went on a great day fishing trip from Phuket to Racha Yai Island and snorkelling in it’s lovely beach, Siam Bay.
A minibus picked us up at 8am and we headed for the pier..
It was a lovely ride out to Racha Yai Island and some lovely scenery along the way.
In the morning on the boat we did trolling (dragging fishing lines on the back of the boat).We caught lots of big tuna that we all ate for our lunch
Check the face on this..
My family would be so proud, it only took me 23 years to eat Tuna – I had to didn’t i, after catching it myself and all that.
All the boys caught their lunch too..
Just before lunch we went for a great snorkelling session at Siam Bay
We see lots of lovely colourful fish, and also a jellyfish that we swam away from because we got scared ha.We see it again later while on the boat..
After lunch we spent the afternoon bottom fishing, and I had a little nap as the sun took it out of me!
It was a lovely day overall and now we’re spending our last night in Phuket chilling outside with some music at our guest house ‘Sweet Home’ early night for us as our bus picks us up for Koh Phi Phi tomorrow at 7am. I am so excited as Phi Phi is what ive been waiting for 😊
Any recommendations on what to do on this island?
So we’re spending 4 nights and 4 1/2 days at Patong Beach, Phuket.
It’s quite a main tourist town so everything is much more expensive here. By much more expensive I mean 3-4 pound for a meal instead of £1. So technically not expensive at all to the western world, just more expensive for a traveller.
Here’s the Phuket club/bar strip, its called Soi Bangla and it’s a lively place
We watched a Ping Pong Show the first night, to be honest I think it has scarred me slightly. It was definitely an ‘experience’. I would not recommend it to anyone at all as I think it highly derogatory to women. Watching women pull needles and real live turtles out of themselves is definitely not my idea of entertainment. No photos to show I’m afraid as you weren’t allowed.. I’d never have posted or took any anyway to be fair!
The sunset here is beautiful and the beach is lovely
We’ve had a couple of beach days as our first week was jam packed. Keep an eye out for my recommendation posts.
We’re off on a snorkelling and fishing trip tomorrow, I hope I can catch something!
After a day at the Erawan Waterfalls and some lunch, we embarked on a 2 hour journey to Nakom Tharam train station to get the 20.59 train to Surat Thani. As we arrived there around 5pm we decided to kill a couple of hours touring the local area. I’m so glad we did. We came across a beautiful temple, a huge Thai Market and amazing duck and sticky rice leaf pads for dinner.
The food was only 15 baht! Much cheaper here than Bangkok, as expected as its not a tourist district.
I got 2 of them because I’m greedy 😊 .one for later on the train of course, it is a 10 hour ride after all.
To be honest I had low expectations of the overnight train, but it was much much better than I thought it was!
A comfortable bed with a pillow and a new blanket in a wrapper. Air con, a curtain to block everything out one side and your own window to enjoy the view on the other (with another curtain to block our sunlight). I had a great night sleep!
The toilet had tissue in it and there was a communal sink to wash and brush your teeth in. To be honest it was just like being in a dorm, the only thing missing was a shower but we assumed this would be the case with that many people sleeping on each carriage.
The journey was smooth on most parts and I think the subtle movement actually helped me to sleep. Winning. If only they did one of these forms of transport from London to other countries. I’d take it over a 7+ hour plane journey any day!
Finally arriving at 7.06am, we were ready for our bus to Phuket town and then another bus to Patong. Bit of a mission yes but definitely another experience.
This is my 2nd day in Patong. It has a busy nightlife and is deemed the ‘Ibiza’ of Thailand. This is completely correct, that’s what it reminds me of but cheaper. (Though still dearer than other places in Thailand). The beach is also a lot nicer!
I’ll keep you updated and post some beach pics over the coming days.