We loved it here! Being in Phuket was like having the best summer day in Seattle over and over again. Just normal and relaxing and perfect. And thanks to some tips from friends back home we made a great choice right off the bat by deciding to book our hotel in Karon beach instead of the uber-touristy/ping pong showy Patong beach area.
We walked a million miles a day up and down the beach and through the awesome little town. We drank $1 fruit shakes and fresh coconut water like it was our job. We swam and body-boarded (new favorite activity) in the salty crystal clear water. And we tanned on the packed yet perfect beaches on our $3 beach chairs that they refused to barter with us on- that were totally worth it.
|Sneaking into the fancy hotel pool! We are rebels I tell you.|
On our last night on the island we took a tuk tuk to the crazy Patong beach area so we could see what it was all about. Just like we had heard, it was pretty insane. It felt a bit like being in Time Square to me, with all the billboards and McDonald's and people trying to sell you things. Fun for a night but definitely not for our whole stay. We ended up having dinner and a giant tower of beer at a little restaurant in some alley where we played cards (Kings) and laughed so hard *someone* might have peed their pants. Then we headed back to the main road to explore, got caught in a giant rain storm- watched every single person run for cover- and in true Seattle fashion- danced through the streets in the rain instead.
|Main street in Patong|
|Tower of Chang beer|
|A lively game of Kings|
|Dancing in the rain|
-From Ashley with Love