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Phuket, Thailand - Can I get a "Bok Rod" to Phuket, please?!!

We’d heard that the beaches in Thailand were beautiful, and let me assure you . . . they were!!

Personally, I wasn’t disappointed at all with what we saw here in Phuket

So, first thing we had to do upon arrival here was to find a place to sleep, of course! 

And being that the hotels were way out of our budget, we had to resort to good ol’ door to door knocking, if we wanted to find a place to pitch our tent!! 

Problem!!!  It’s always hard doing so, especially in a place like Phuket, where wealthy tourists are sprawling all over the place!!  Thus, not an easy task, considering we’re seen as walking dollars, pretty much.

Well, let me take that back . . . I’m not seen as a walking dollar, ‘cause I blend in so well, hehe!!  :)  Good or bad thing??!!  Hmm?!

People still cannot seem to comprehend that we don’t have wads of cash like other tourists here.

Phuket, Thailand - HUUUMMMM!! Juanny & Buddist Ronald!!

HELLO! We’ve been traveling for nearly a year now!!!

And all most locals see, is this "white" guy, who just has to be rich . . . why else would this little Thai woman be sticking to him like glue?!!  The little Thai woman, being me, of course!!  :) LOL! 

Yes, I’ve been mistaken for Thai all throughout our visit here so far.  Quite flattering, really . . . especially because the women here are gorgeous!!  :)

Anyway, getting back to us finding a place to sleep for the night . . . since a hotel was out of the question, Arnaud took off again on a mission, while I patiently waited for him to return with some good news.

And the good news did come, though what he’d found wasn’t exactly what we’d hoped for. 

Instead of ensuring us a place at someone’s home, (which we much rather prefer, because it allows for us to interact with the locals better), all he could find, unfortunately, was a small grassy area between a hotel and a compound.

Phuket, Thailand - Arno le sumo des temps modernes

Additionally, although we had a sure place to set up our tent, we didn’t have a place to shower, which is vital when having to camp out!! 

But, always a solution to a problem, right?!! Yes sir, indeed!

And so, with our little inconveniences resolved, we were now set to visit and have a blast in paradise!!

Phuket was great, the accommodation, not so great, but hey, just had to suck it up for a few days if we wanted to enjoy our time here.

And our mini holiday here did turn out to be a fabulous one.  Had the pleasure of getting in some snorkeling while in Phuket . . . which was great!!

I’m still not quite the expert snorkeler, but I still had a ball. 

The best part for me, I think, was being surrounded by all the fishies at Khai Nok Island, and being able to feed them!

The white sandy beaches, crystal blue water of the Indian Ocean and the many colorful fishies were absolutely stunning!!  If you make it to Thailand, be sure not to miss this place!!

Ah Phuket !! Une destination rêvée pour tous touristes qui recherchent un endroit paradisiaque.

Phuket, Thailand - Cheers! To our first Mai Thai!!

On n’a pas été déçu, la couleur de l’eau vous mets de suite à l’aise, le sable, la mer.... les vacances quoi !!

Sauf que là, quand les taxis vous demandent vous êtes à quel hôtel et votre réponse est tout simplement non, je suis dans ma tente et je recherche un camping, c’est comme parler à un sourd !

Et vu que les hôtels étaient hors de prix pour nous, je décidais donc de taper les portes. 

J’ai trouvé ce petit jardin entre un hôtel et une maison, dans lequel j’avais bien sûr demandé l’autorisation.

Phuket, Thailand - L'Île Khai Nui, une île parmi tant d'autres
On planta donc la tente.

Le lendemain on se faisait un petit plaisir ; aller nager autour des petites iles, histoire de voir quelques raquasses et autres. 

Cela faisait du bien de nager dans ces eaux turquoises, pour les fonds, il ne fallait pas trop s’attendre à voir grand chose, après le passage d’un tsunami je veux dire !! 

On profita pleinement de cette journée ensoleillée et on rentra mourir de chaud dans notre tente !!! Les nuits furent très longues !! On resta 3 nuits.

J’ai eu quand même la bonne idée de perdre notre portefeuille avec toutes les cartes de crédit mais heureusement notre argent était dans nos passeports.

Phuket, Thailand - L'Île Khai Nui, un arbre solitaire

Donc chers parents, voilà la raison de ma demande durant cette période !!

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