02.02.2009 34 °C
We know that it has been a while since we have written anything on the blog BUT we did add some photo's a few days ago so hope everyone was happy to see them.
We have made our way back to Ko Lanta for the wedding (Paul & Tuk) which we are looking forward too. Also are glad to be back because of the FUSION resturant which makes the best food that we have had since our trip started - Cliff and Air - THANK YOU!
We left Ao Nang on January 30th - made our way VIA local bus to the Island of Phuket which is one heck of a ride by bus - I really do not think that they have any understanding of lanes, speed or personal well being of the passengers BUT man does it ever make for a fun trip. Phuket, which I believe is the largest Island in Thailand, is amazing. We had our first taste of CRAZY nightlife...Bangkok was nuts BUT Phuket, especially Patong, is something that you need to see in order to believe!!! Our first night there we stayed at Kata Beach - which was very nice, went to our first Go-Go bar - we will tell you more about that once we return home. Our 2nd day in Phuket we tossed the backpacks on and took a quick ride over to Patong (20mins), which was the place that everyone out here was telling us to check out...no BS - crazier than the things we seen in Bangkok BUT we only spent a few nights in Bangkok. So, once we settled into our ocean front hotel, we promised eachother that we would splurge once a month and that was the place to do it, we headed to the beach (Patong Beach) no more than 200ft away, where we seen approx 2km worth of people and beach chairs - this was to date - the most amazing beach. Jet skis, parasailing, kayaking, speed boats, waterskiing and wakeboarding. By most amazing we mean most action, as you can see by the pictures, there have been some beautiful beaches BUT very secluded/quiet which is great BUT every once in a while BUSY is good!!! The nightlife at Patong was nothing shy of nuts!!! SAFE but NUTS...neon lights to the extreme, people everywhere, everyone seems to be from anywhere but Thailand, not a worry in the world and a smile on everyones face!!! Seeing as we only spent two nights there we will be heading back with Jeremie's Mom and Dad once we meet them in Bangkok (March 7th) just in time for Jeremie's B-day!!!
Alright, we are going to try and fill in a few spots that we may not have mentionned and if we are repeating ourselves sorry!
While in Ao Nang Jeremie held a Cobra (6ft) while we were at the snake show. Angie played basketball with a monkey (serious) We traveled by local bus - what a trip - to Phuket. We are really getting a handle on the bus system and how to travel the most economical way around the country. We are in Ko Lanta for a few day. We are most likely heading to Malaysia and Singapore by Feb.7. We woke up at 5:30am this morning (Feb.2) to go to our wonderful friends resturant (FUSION owed by two really great people Cliff and Air!!!!) After Malaysia and Singapore we plan to go back to Bangkok and plan about 3 weeks or so to Vietnam and Cambodia!
Well, that is the story for now and we will try and get a bunch of pictures downloaded in the next couple of days!!! Angie is the gifted one for that - all I do is type!
Love you all and hope all is well back home
Jeremie & Angie