#65 - several days in phuket paradise

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Sunrise - the view from literally outside my bungalow at Ao Sane.

**by the way, the pictures in this section are all out of order, but i don't have the energy to fix them right now!**  :)

i flew from bangkok to phuket on monday & hopped in a cab & headed down to Nai Harn beach.  mike dovbish's friend, matt, has been living in thailand for 7 years & he has a sailboat down there.  he picked me up & we went out to get a bite to eat at this restaurant at a place called "Ao Sane".  little did i know at that time, that Ao Sane would be my home for the next few days.  turns out they are a hotel too & they had these awesome little bungalows on the beach - RIGHT on the beach.  so, it seemed like a good idea to stay!  :)

tuesday i went on a run around the lagoon - OMG, have a mentioned how hot it is here?  i was DRIPPING with sweat.

That's Ao Sane! My bungalow is next to the one with the blue roof!
  pretty.  :)  i wandered around the rest of the day, had lunch, hung out on the beach, etc until matt came over to take me sailing!  it was matt, his girlfriend kenny, dave (guy from florida) & jerry (friend of matt's).  SO awesome to be sailing out in the andaman sea with all these amazing islands around.  very cool.  then, we came back to Ao Sane & had dinner.  i ate pretty much most of my meals there!  :)  so convenient & so delicious!

wednesday i went out on a day long dive trip.  went on 3 GREAT dives!!!  very fun group.  all germans & one other american.  i find it so amusing - all of the german divers smoked SO much.  i felt like they were lighting up before they even had their scuba suits off.

Kenny & me on our sailing trip!
  so interesting.  olaf (my dive master) is convinced it makes him a better diver. 

thursday, i had met this french couple - francois & isabelle - & they asked if i wanted to go to phuket town with them & tour around the island.  they were so nice & i figured, why not.  it was nice to drive around in a car & they were so sweet i thought it'd be fun to spend the day with them.  i have to say, i have to give a big MERCI BEAUCOUPS to madame maier from MHS.  my french actually came back to me pretty well & i was able to really communicate with them.  so fun! and then at anight, matt & i went out to dinner in kata beach at this REALLY cool restaurant called SKA Bar - on the beach in this huge banyan tree.

Sunset! Wow!
  it was an awesome scene & again, delicious food!!! 

and then today, friday - isabelle & francois had planned to got to phangnga to do the whole island touring thing (it's where "James Bond Island" is - i know, it sounds SO cheesey, but it was fun).  It was awesome to get out in a long boat, just the three of us (and our driver of course!) and zoom around the mangroves & these gorgeous limestone rock formations.  Such a great day!

They drove me into Phangnga & helped me find a place for the night.  They are headed back to Ao Sane & I'm going to continue on to Krabi/Railey tomorrow.

WOO HOO!  I'm up to date (even though I haven't elaborated as much as I have in the past!) - I just have to figure out when I can upload some of these pictures I have.  I am in love with my camera - it is so amazing!  Between the gorgeous scenery & my awesome camera, there is no way I can't get a good picture (that's a double negative, but you know what I mean!)

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Sunrise - the view from literally …
Sunrise - the view from literally…
Thats Ao Sane!  My bungalow is ne…
That's Ao Sane! My bungalow is n…
Kenny & me on our sailing trip!
Kenny & me on our sailing trip!
Sunset!  Wow!
Sunset! Wow!
Sunrise at Ao Sane.
Sunrise at Ao Sane.
Sunrise at Ao Sane - Nai Harn Beac…
Sunrise at Ao Sane - Nai Harn Bea…
MOre sunrise pictures
MOre sunrise pictures
Not a great shot - but thats me l…
Not a great shot - but that's me …
The German scuba guy - doesnt he …
The German scuba guy - doesn't he…
Cool buddha on an island we passed.
Cool buddha on an island we passed.
Squid boat.
Squid boat.
Squid boat.
Squid boat.
View from the top of the diving bo…
View from the top of the diving b…
Getting our dive briefing.
Getting our dive briefing.
We dove here!  Awesome wall dive. …
We dove here! Awesome wall dive.…
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:)
In between dives
In between dives
a passing boat
a passing boat
Michael and Olaf - more German div…
Michael and Olaf - more German di…
Olaf, my dive master, & me
Olaf, my dive master, & me
Gorgeous sunset!
Gorgeous sunset!
Gorgeous sunset - I look like Im …
Gorgeous sunset - I look like I'm…
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
More gorgeous sunset
My last sunrise in Phuket!
My last sunrise in Phuket!
Sunrise!
Sunrise!
Sunrise - RIGHT outside my bungalow
Sunrise - RIGHT outside my bungalow
Sunrise
Sunrise
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photo by: Aclay01