Arriving in Phuket
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March 14th, 2008 – by: Pearl510
Ones it gets late all people seem to be inside their compartment and I start hearing cockroaches walking around in the hallway. I don't mind them being there, I just don't want them inside my little house. Luckily I encounter only a little one, which I succesfully scare of. The real challenge turns out to be the toilet. An Asian one of course, in a very small chamber with a severe lack of light. On top of that the train bounces heavily, and my skills and concentration aren't that optimal at 3 am in the morning.
At 6:45 am we arrive in Bangkok. I haven't slept much but I enjoyed the train ride. The biggest surprise of the day is when we get to the bus near the station, and find that there are Hot and the bus driver that have been accompanying us throughout the journey, but of which we parted two days ago in Chiang Mai. I honestly didn't think of seeing them ever again, so that was great fun. Yet at the airport our goodbyes are final. The whole of our tour group has booked hotels in Phuket, but only the Luxembourger girls stay in the same hotel as I do.
We arrive in Phuket with more than an hour delay but in plain sun. This is a relieve as it was raining a lot when we made our stop here at the very beginning, on transfer to Bangkok. Now there is no cloud to be seen. I say goodbye to the other members of the group and get in a minibus to the hotel, where I arrive around 4 pm. The place is really nice. I like my room, I like the view from the terrace, and I like the location.
After making the arrangement I go and have diner in the hotel, but it isn't that nice. No buffet and no Thai food. There are only 5 dishes to choose from (I booked half board) and only one has fish. So I go for that one. The salad bar is ok but the soup is not, and apart from me, there are only 4 other people at the restaurant, at two different tables.
So I leave quickly and after enjoying nightfall at the pool return to my room to get a good rest. The corridor in front of it is open and gives out to bushes and trees. I can here beetles making noise between the plants and I honestly hope that none of them is going to enter my room. There is a pretty big gap under my door, about a centimeter high, so it wouldn't be a problem for beasties to come in. And they sound big! But no time to worry much about it, as tomorrow I will see Phi Phi, finally, and I can't wait! So Phi Phi is all I'm going to dream about tonight!
David Bowie - The passenger
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