An end to Asia
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So, our last stop in Asia was Phuket.
We finally arrived at our destination, Karon beach, a twenty minute drive from Patong. We didnt book ahead but in low season most places are empty so were confident that we would be found a room. Once we had checked into our room at the Pineapple Guesthouse we decided to get some dinner as we were starving, having survived on snacks and plane food all day. On the corner of our road was a sports bar so we decided to eat there, unfortunately realising too late that it really wasnt the best place to choose. Our waitress, well the woman who shoved a menu at us, was wearing a very short, very tight, outfit (to call it a dress would require it to have more material).
We spent the next few days lazing on the beach, reading, topping up our tans and generally being beach bums. Once we had started to get a bit bored of the same routine (shocking I know) and to appease Rachel who had been begging me to, we went and played a game of crazy golf. The place was called Dino Park and was set up with model dinosaurs, caves and was even lit up of a night.
We had heard that a section of Karon beach was good for snorkling so we bought a couple of snorkles to find out. If Rachel ever asks you for instructions about how to adjust something please make sure you give her simple, detailed instructions. As we were adjusting our masks she asked me how to make the strap wider. I simply said 'pull the tab up and then pull the strap. Unfortunately Rachel pulled the tab OFF! *slaps forehead* Doh. After much trouble I managed to wedge the strap so that it would remain tight and not let any water in. Rachel had never snorkled before so took a little while to get used to it, we were in waist high, crystal clear water and could dip our heads under and see fish darting about around us.
Phuket has its fair share of stray dogs, as we lay on our towels we had two dogs come up and make friends, then they lay down on our towels and stayed there *pouts* cheeky monkeys!
So ends our time in Asia. We have had a rollercoaster ride, from the stiffling madness of Bangkok to the glorious time spent with the elephants in Chiang Mai. We have gone from being stared at like freaks in a circus in China to being part of the team at care for dogs. We have had amazing experiences we will never forget, climbing the great wall, the spectacle of the Olympic games, bathing an Asian elephant, nursing sick puppies back to health, and so many more.
Asia, thank you, and good night.