16 Jan Thailand: Phuket
After drinking and partying for 4 days in Koh Samui; I was not only looking forward to some relaxation and detoxing in Phuket, but praying for some epically sunny weather. I didn’t pack all my swimwear and beachwear for nothing, or go through to torture of getting a new passport through the Home Affairs in Alex to not enjoy at least one day at the beach. Following a very early and long transit from Koh Samui to Phuket; because for some ungodly reason we decided that experiencing a ferry transit was a necessity; I was pleased to discover when we finally made it to Phuket that sunny clear skies were the order of the day.
We stayed in Patong for the same reason we stayed in Chauweng, Koh Samui – accessibility to “everything”: shops, bars, clubs, restaurants etc. With that being said, if I ever go back I will probably opt to stay somewhere a little bit quieter like Kata. Crowded and filled with people, Patong Beach isn’t as bad as some “beach snobs” made it out to be. Yes, the water isn’t a clear blue, and the throngs of people mean that there are empty bottles here and there; but the view is still pretty much picturesque. Also, I don’t believe one can complain all that much when you have warm water, glorious weather and great reasonably priced dinner and cocktail options every night at the Malin Plaza Food Market.