Patong - Hectic Paradise

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Similan Islands

We have spent the last 8 days in Patong and although we have been doing a lot of relaxing in the pool it has been full on.

The 23rd was spent wondering the streets looking around. We were harassed by Indian sales people trying to sell what ever they can (mostly tailor made suits). As I was looking for a tailor I settled for who I thought was the least harassing and the least full of kaka. We also booked a trip for the 24th to Similan Islands.

The 24th was amazing – my best day yet. We travelled by speed boat to a remote set of Islands known as ‘Similan Islands’.

Night Out - Patong
They seemed untouched by tourists and were absolutely beautiful. The snorkelling was great and the peace and quiet was a big change from Patong. Well worth it!!

Em and I spent the 25th mainly in the pool relaxing. We did go out in the night though which was fun and interesting. The locals were a lot of fun to drink with. They introduced us to game involving the back of a hammer, a nail and a piece of wood. Objective being who could hit the nail in with the least shots. Apart from the fun the night is a little daunting in Patong as there are many ‘Lady Boys’ (Transvestites) offering shows of some sort…

On the 26th we spent the day recovering in the pool yet a gain. We did manage to find an amazing little eating place that had great food, which was cheap and the service was very entertaining.

On the 28th we really did hit relax mode. Didn’t do a lot but managed to fit a foot massage in and I picked up my cashmere silk suit.

Yesterday (29th) was a little less fun. The weather was heavy rain all day so we did not get up too much as it was a little cold swimming in the rain.

Today is the last day in Patong and in Thailand. Today was spent at the beach and getting a foot massage before we started our long journey to the UK.

 Em and I are very sad to see it go but we are ready and excited for our new adventures that await us in the UK.
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Similan Islands
Similan Islands
Night Out - Patong
Night Out - Patong
Night Life - Patong
Night Life - Patong
Hammer game at the bar
Hammer game at the bar
Patong Hotel
Patong Hotel
Patong Beach
Patong Beach
One of the locals
One of the locals
Patong Parking - Bikes are everywh…
Patong Parking - Bikes are everyw…
My 1st and last coconut to drink...
My 1st and last coconut to drink...
Wai Resturant - Awesome people!
Wai Resturant - Awesome people!
Tailor made suit
Tailor made suit
Speed Boat Transport - Similan Isl…
Speed Boat Transport - Similan Is…
Unusual Similan Island Rock Format…
Unusual Similan Island Rock Forma…
Beautiful Similan Island Beach
Beautiful Similan Island Beach
Coral & Fish - Similan Islands
Coral & Fish - Similan Islands
Coral & Fish - Similan Islands
Coral & Fish - Similan Islands
Fish - Similan Islands
Fish - Similan Islands
Coral & Fish - Similan Islands
Coral & Fish - Similan Islands
Fish - Similan Islands
Fish - Similan Islands
Main Road - Patong Night Life
Main Road - Patong Night Life
722 km (449 miles) traveled
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