Phuket Travel Blog› entry 7 of 8 › view all entries
I went to Phuket last year and I loved it, so decided to go back again... however I think I would chose Langkawi over phuket next time!
Even more westernised that last time I was here, and even more aussies! Its like I havent even left melbourne... apart from the guys in the shops grabbing my hand and asking me to marry them over and over... that doesnt happen at home...
SO anyway, I get to patong beach at about 9pm and go out and get some dinner. In true aussie style, i make my first pit stop the aussie bar. So im sitting in the aussie bar having a few drinks on my lonesome, when i look down and notice the tattoo parlour... The idea of getting a tattoo has crossed my mind in the last couple of months.
The next day was a lovely day in phuket.
I met some really cool guys that worked at a bar in the market area (across the rd from holiday inn).
My new best friend Joel said I should go to "Hollywood" (a club) that night... i didnt realise he was actually inviting me to go with him, but i told him i would come back to the bar later that night. On my way back to my hotel... well actually about 1 minute from the bar... there was yet another bar with some aussie guys whole told me to sit down and have a drink. They said i could hit the bars with them that night, so we met back at 7:30.
So the aussies and I went out and bar hopped along bangla road until about 2am when the effects of drinking all day were starting to show, so i took myself home to bed.
The next day it was raining... I decided to make my way down to the market and do some shopping.. However walking around in the rain got a bit annoying, so i decided it was probably for the best to wait out the rain by sitting at the bar with my mates. I spoke to Joel and he said he was upset cos he thought i was going to go out with him the night before... i said sorry and he made me promise that he could look after me tonight. So... what was going to be waiting out the rain at the bar became drinking at the bar until they closed so that joel could take me to the club.
Hollywood is MASSIVE. much bigger than i thought it would be from the outside!! And its actually a lot better than i thought it would be... although it was quite crowded! We didnt stay there too long before callin it a night and heading back to the hotel.
The next day it was raining yet again... I did a little bit of shopping, then decided i may as well spend the rest of my time in phuket at my favourite bar! SO i hung out there, Joel took a break and drove me around on his bike to his house... i still laugh when i think about this... It was raining, so Joel gave me an umbrella to hold while we were riding.
So, back at the bar we were counting down the minutes until i had to leave for the airport... We exchanged numbers, momentos and money... well, i gave him a $5note which i wrote on, and he gave me 20baht which he creatively folded into a love heart... i have a feeling hes done that before haha. He also cut one of his bracletts off his arm and tied it on mine... and told me never to forget him.
It was then time to say goodbye to all the boys, and Joel drove me on his bike back to my hotel where i waited for my transfer.
I've noticed the worst part about travelling... is saying goodbye!!!