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August 5th, 2005 – by: matthew
From Bangkok we flew to Phuket and did some trips out from there.
From Phuket, there are great days out. Our first was to Phangya Bay, which was beautiful. Massive rocks just pertrude out of the sea - it's incredible. We took a boat out to the islands and on it there were canoes, which we used to drift into the lagoons. This really was amazing. We were diving into the sea off the top of the boat and messing with the canoes for hours; brilliant fun in the middle of no-where.
Second day we went Elephant trekking and quad biking. Everything is cheap compered to the Western world, so we got stuck in and did as much as possible.
The next day, we went to Phi Phi Island (where the film "The Beach" was filmed (on Maya Bay)) and it is beautiful. On this trip, we went to Monkey Island, where we went snorkelling in the Barrier Reef. Yeah - that was cool.
The Night life in Phuket is quite hassel filled. You'll get propositioned at every bar you go to, and so be on your guard a bit. I was pissed here which could have had a few consequences! You have to turn a bit of a blind eye to some things in Phuket, but if your eyes are open, you will see some disturbing stuff from time to time; just be warned, there is an unpleasant side to Thailand as well.
We stayed in Phuket for five nights which was perfect for us. We saw enough of the trips to be happy with our efforts, but still I caould easily go back and either do exactly the same again or try out some new trips and stuff. It's a great place, but I'd prefer to see it in small doses.
Next stop was Koh Samui. The airport is worth seeing. It's like a lot of huts grouped together. I'd never had guessed it was an airport if it wasn't for the planes flying in and out! It's the airport I've ever been to and I've seen a fair few!
We took it easy over here and did the usually touristy stuff such as getting wasted and playing with jet skis etc. When wehad caught up with sleep, and had some energy again, we decided to rent a jeep and get around the island.
There's lots of parties going on on Koh Samui and we went to a beach party. If I could go again, I'd time it for the Full Moon Party, which is on Koh Phangan. I'd go again as quick as a flash. I loved Thailand.
We had our last night in Bangkok again, but we were all a bit done in at this point so didn't deviate too far off Ko San Road. We did manage to get around the zoo and a few of the city attractions during the day though. It was quite a fun last day, but our energy levels were a bit too low at this point. We also had a very long flight back to face, so that was that.
Whoever goes to this country, I think will always have a great time. Behave!
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