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Feeding tiger cubs at FANTASEA. (Scanned photo, apologies for poor quality).

Not much to report except that we're having a great time eating the wonderful food ... but that's no different from Vietnam, Malaysia or Brunei really. Our time is split between the Allamanda Laguna (an exquisite property courtesy of my sister) and the Baan Sukhothai in Patong (which is really handy to all the things that Phuket is famous for, like shopping and eating). We ended hiring a car as it works out very cheaply in comparison to taxis and tuktuks, due to the distances covered (about 25km each way).

It is good to see that Phuket has renewed itself to provide new interests for visitors. The FANTASEA show outside Patong is a fusion of culture (dancing), high-tech (laser and pyrotechnics), theme park and shopping. All very well done, with up to 30 elephants on an indoor stage at once, plus chickens and doves. Oh Susan ... you'll be so envious when I show you the photos of Kim and I each having a tiger cub on our laps, sucking on a bottle of milk! I think Sylvester will be downright jealous!

This has been a good finale to the trip. We look back and think that the highlights are:

  • obviously the ruins at Angkor

  • meeting the people of Vietnam and Cambodia and their unsurpassed resilience in recovering from the atrocities of war

  • seeing how a remote bunch of people (with no electricity or water) can achieve so well in their career and education

  • and of course seeing family and friends (which is always associated with eating .... curry for breakfast anyone?)

We look forward to seeing you all soon (obviously only those in Auckland).  Arriving home on Thursday on that great airline that hasn't heard of peanut allergies ... oh, the political correctness of some airlines nowadays that don't serve peanuts.


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Feeding tiger cubs at FANTASEA.  (…
Feeding tiger cubs at FANTASEA. …
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