Round the world in 90 days!

Travel time: December 2006 - March 2007  |  by Carolina Martinez

The Land of Smiles: Phuket

After much deliberation Julius and I decided to stay in Phuket instead of dragging our arses from one island to another. We wanted to relax, so packing and unpacking again and again didn't excite us.

Despite all the bad press Phuket gets, it suited us fine. We stayed on the very busy Patong beach but it had everything we needed: shopping, beach and great food. We mostly had early nights and full days of swimming and eating.

Note: this is the second time I've written this entry (the first deleted itself) so it is brief. I'll let the pictures do the talking . . .

We did this daily. Bliss!

We did this daily. Bliss!

Our friendly bartender.

Our friendly bartender.

Ummmm, is this funny yet?

Ummmm, is this funny yet?

Awwwww.

Awwwww.

One of the funny games you play at the bar.  They also had connect4 and jenga.

One of the funny games you play at the bar. They also had connect4 and jenga.

A typical view of Patong beach . . .

A typical view of Patong beach . . .

Riding around in the over-priced tuk-tuks . . . we only did this the once.

Riding around in the over-priced tuk-tuks . . . we only did this the once.

Approaching Karon Beach.  This is (apparently) the more 'posh' beach.  I think this means no street stalls.

Approaching Karon Beach. This is (apparently) the more 'posh' beach. I think this means no street stalls.

Seafood anyone?

Seafood anyone?

yum, yum, yum!

yum, yum, yum!

I'll have some coconut milk, please!

I'll have some coconut milk, please!

hmmmmm, kup un ka!

hmmmmm, kup un ka!

Curry in a hurry? Actually, I think this one was soup.

Curry in a hurry? Actually, I think this one was soup.

We got everything we wanted out of Thailand: shopping, great food, swimming and some very serious relaxing. We loved the Thai people and of course, the AMAZING food!

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The trip
 
Description:
Julius and Carolina's dash around the globe. Let's see who will cross the finish line first . . .
Details:
Start of journey: Dec 10, 2006
Duration: 13 weeks
End of journey: Mar 07, 2007
Travelled countries: Thailand
Denmark
Spain
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Uruguay
The Author
 
Carolina Martinez is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 14 years.
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