21-24 July 2012
Phuket came through with much success!
YES! to travelling overseas on my own before Uni starts.
YES! to planning and executing a trip with Adel.
YES! to lots of sand, sea, and sky.
4 day 3 nights, with expenses totaling ~ $450 with the booking of 2 day tours at islands & all the shopping at night bazaars and getting souvenirs back for family. Cost of hotel for 3 nights was $80, price of air ticket by Tiger Airways was $285.
This is the 2nd time I took part in the planning of itinerary (first was the Bali trip this year), and because of really easy-going company, we progressed tremendously well!
Needless to say, there were areas of improvements, and that is to never book an unreliable taxi driver just off the road for a full day trip! They may offer you a superb bargain price to entice you to agreement, only to arrive late for pickup/ refuse to go to places you request/ deport you to expensive eateries just so they earn a commission from them/ dump you in a ghost mall so as to save on fuel/ send you to airport an hour earlier than your required time. Book one that is recommended or is specialized in doing so. SUMPA (read: I SWEAR!)!
Here are some of the pictures that have left quite an impression for this trip:
First picture of the trip! B’fast @ Wang Cafe
Crepe selling at $2 on roadside stalls, with fresh mango, lime and bananas. Generous with his toppings. Didn’t know Adel was a crepe fan too until then!
Phuket weekend market. All things going cheap. Akin to SG’s Bugis Street or Taiwan’s Shilin Street.
On cloud nine, literally
Last meal @ Phuket. Some pampering involved. A Chinese restaurant.
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Can’t emphasize how proud I am for this trip to pull off. Major thank you to Adel for being so spontaneous, for daring to do the bungee jump, for being accommodating with my budget. If not for you, I would never be caught in a bikini. Haha!
This post is for you!
This marks my 2nd trip in the 8 month interim. Must express my gratitude to many others who’ve made this trip possible. My parents who did not have violent objections, the weather for being so perfect despite the supposed rainy season.