Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Phuket part 4&5

Day 4
19th June 2008

My 4th day started with breakfast on bed :) . I still got diarrhea. Feeling uneasy due to the food poisoning. Some says it is deadly illness. Hubby lucky because he doesnt eat oyster at all. Fuh nasib baik, if not..2-2 terbaring habisss larr

So, we didn't go anywhere far. No mood for shopping ( craft, brg2 Thailand nampak lawa tp sgt takda mood.. ooh selamat duit laki ku) ,no appetite..Hubby suggested to watch movie- Incredible hulk. Costed us THB 300..mak aii mahal jugak tau.He insisted.
Ohh ya..had lunch kt satu gerai muslim ni...mkn ayam goreng+nasi and tom yum.Sedap, ayam bnyk sgt, inexpensive. And paling suka tea ice dierr..See kt bwh ni, we tapau dlm mineral water siap :)

Inila Jungceylon..I wrote about this mall in my previous post :)

Next stop- to Phuket Town. It took 1 hour to reach town by motor. Saja jalan2 cari pasal since I cant do any activity lain sbb asyik diarrhea saja :(

We stopped at Karon.Karon is a great place to visit for the day if you are either stuck in Phuket Town or you want to get away from the chaos of Patong.Had dinner at Chalong Bay again...:)

Day 5
2oth June 2008

Taken with the guesthouse owner :). !! After few times dah try urut here & there,- ohh ya went to Christin Massage jugak&reflexology tepi2 jalan jugerr, finally my beloved husband suggested trying a SPA- Let's Relax Spa. One word to describe- Amazing ! 1st time pergi spa yg secantik iteww :) .

They are located at one of the roads back in Patong, near to our guesthouse.They offer the traditional Thai Massage as well as special feet and hand treatments and Massages with Herbs and Oils.They were wonderful.

After 2 hrs 45 mins being pampered, finally dah kena balik.

Overall-nice place to visit. A great place to have fun.. .The beach ada bnyk, Patong is the famous one. Speaking of beach, I dont even go to the beach for mandi manda so dont ask me :) I dont even swim, snorkeling or what so ever!Funny things huh.OMG, gambar pun takda kt sandy beach tu..our swimsuits pun tak pakai..:) Yeah yeahh, went to Phuket tp tak ke beach yerr :p

Eating should be no problemo because lots of seafood, obviously Thai food available . There are also rows of halal Thai Muslim shops in front of Patong Beach and at Phrabaramee Road. More like a Food market. If you still unsure, stick to the seafood :)

What we did the most on our vacation...: food hunting :)

The most important part is spending time with the loved ones :)

"Happy anniversary baby...Thanks for the wonderful trip.Love you so badly"

PHUKET part 3

Day 3
18th June 2008

Okay..I woke up a bit late.. feel lack of energy, headache, diarrhea, abnominal pain, nausea and upset stomach. I dont feel of going, I just wanna rest& sleep.

It began ..urmm let me rewind back..ohh ya I had oyster ,seafood..last night at Kusuma!!..? Ohh, rasa mcm tak larat sungguh, asyik ke toilet saja..then I pun pk la. First,I dont want to disappoint my husband ( he spent nearly THB 1000= RM110 pp for this package- Elephant riding+ATV+ White water rafting+buffet lunch+ jungle trekking-waterfall... ),second, when I will be here again..??Third, in most cases the body is able to find balance after a short period of discomfort and illness, kan?

Tanpa pk panjang, terus bangun and siap2. We were picked up by minibus.Journey took about 30 minutes and tukar naik bus pulak.From there, another 45 minutes to our nxt stop - Elephant + ATV. Reached there around 10am, straight away to the toilet,I vomitted!!! Fuhh lega rasa...but still rasa mcm nk baring saja.The visit of the camp starts with ATV followed by leisurely elephant riding.

I wasn't able to walk actually.sgt rasa nk tdo..but tabahkan hati jugak..tgk hubby sungguh seronok that day, seeing him, rasa ok sikit.. Oh ya, I had to put sweater, rasa sejuk sgt tgh2 hari yg panas iteww..

After ATV,went for elephant riding along the river, tak lama, around 20 minutes saja.

A short elephant show! Sedikit fakta:
The elephant's gestation period is 22 months!!
Elephants worked for the humans, made ways through the jungle, lifted and moved heavy things and were used in wars.
Today they are still used in the tourism industry. There are several problems in that. For once, this animal needs a lot of shade and water - so, please do not go elephant riding in open areas, its very bad for them :) strong they are!!

Next, hubby had lunch.I just ate banana.Lost appetite.Cold.
Right after that, went to white water rafting :) Ohh..sorry no photos. .

The last activity for that day- jungle trekking to the waterfall.We had fun( thanks to hubby for taking care of me). I was ill all the time but managed to smile ( heyy..I dont want to disappoint him again and again okayy)
Reached our hotel nearly 7pm.My day was s***** Dizzy,nausea,headache!!
We had dinner nearby our hotel.dah tak larat sgt nak jalan.Then went back.Tdo sampai pagi.At this moment rasa nk balik saja....I have nothing much to say cos all I knew- I had food poisoning.
to be continued

Sunday, June 22, 2008

PHUKET part 2

Day 2
17th June 2008

Okay..after subuh, I cant even sleep! Maybe over excited kot!Terus mandi manda dan tgk tv.Ada bnyk cerita hantu, sukaaaaaaaaaaaa nya~ Many ppls asked me, why Patong?Well, patong is Phukets most known beach. Behind the Beach is the famous Bang La road, where numerous Shops, Tailors and Restaurants is located. Patong is the place to go, if you want to be in the middle of things. Here is the Center for watersports (of course you can also go elsewhere), Nightlife, the biggest selection of restaurants (Japanese, Thai, French, Italian, German, Indian) and so many tailors you will never find out who is the best (though they all claim its them).

Beside sunburn, you also had a chance to see the whole area while windsurfing. The cost is around THB 800, but you still can negotiate for the price.. It must be awesome to see the whole area from the sky, i did not do that as i am on budget trip :)

Anyway, we plan to stay at numerous places-Kamala Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach,Bang Tao Beach..huh sounds ambitious kami mmg backpackers :)

If you walk along the second street back from Patong Beach you will see a shop with many different artistic works all made by a motorbike mechanic from motorcycle engine parts( pics above ). It took him 4 mths to build this 7 foot predator/ Alien ..

While walking along the street, finding the breakfast place that served halal food, guess who we bumped into at Euro Deli?My hubby's friend- Aboo(ooh is this the right way to spell ur name), Liana and Friends. What a small world kan.They stayed at Phuket for 6 days dah, it was their last day actually. Then kami pun breakfast lah sama2. had Tuna and fries,orange juice.harga agak mahal dlm THB 200. There goes our budget trip..heheh

Orange juice tu sedapp..lain sikit orange dia..

Okay, after had breakfast, they went to bungy jumping. We straight away balik bilik sbb nak check out and cari place lain nak stay malam tu. Aboo suggested his hotel-good place jugak. Then bila dah balik tu, I tried to bargain with the owner about the price. If they agree nak murah lagi than THB 600, then we will stay. Finally she offered us THB 550.This is okay lah.So, kami pun mcm malas nak tukar2 tempat. Today igt nak gi island, tp rupanya kena booking one day earlier, jadi went to agency and cari the best price that they can offered.

If you are at Patong Beach, the entire stretch is full of travel agents, so just ask a few, look for the best prices, do some bargaining, etc.After thinking, we booked a tour to Phang Nga Bay -Elephant trekking+ ATV + Lunch+ Water rafting .I am very sure the price I paid for is definitely not the cheapest. Btw, it is usually more expensive to book tours from your hotel.

Ticket counter...

This is our bike..sukaaa tau :)Ohh ya..which reminds me..dulu husband naik scooter jugak,time baru kerja dulu,huh oohh ma god, rasa baru semalam naik scooter tau, evertime naik scooter ni teringat hubby's house lama- DJ then teringat pulak kt my husband friend's Soki & wifey Hanim.Last time we used to spend time each other..sampai ke waterfall :)

Ya allah, now she's a mother! Tp still maintain, kalau jalan sorang sure org igt Hanim ni single mingle..:p

We headed to Kamala Beach, just to see the beach. Stop by at Phuket Fantasea, we dont have chance to watch the show, tp ramai kata worth! Next time la kami tgk yea...:p

After jalan2 cari pasal dah habis, kami pun jalan2 cari makan lah pulak.Plus rasa sudah lapar sbb pagi makan breakfast saja. At last kami jumpa lah Kusuma ni kat celah2 gerai lain. Dont worry, the owner speaks Malay very well :)
My stomach dah krioook jadi ordered- oyster, lobster, ikan sebelah or also known as ikan Nabi Noh, kailan ikan masin and young coconut.The food..fuuhh sedapp( knowing me as a fussy person, I wont eat kalau tak sedap) Tp oyster tak rasa fresh sgt..urmm something wrong here..

Kusuma situated opposite of the Siam Bank.Huh, rasa mcm buat rancangan travel asia pulak :)

At night, went to watch Muay Thai. Thai Boxing is a very popular sport in Thailand. You can see it in many stadiums in Thailand including Phuket. We splashed out on ringside seats (THB 1300 ) and it was well worth it to see the action so close.
However, if you don't want to spend so much, seats start at THB 1300( bargain ppl..bargain!!) up in the cages and it looked like a great atmosphere amongst the frenzy of gambling locals.
The event starts at 9pm and goes through to about 1am so it is really a great after dinner entertainment. At the ringside there are young lads serving beer and other refreshments but they are not cheap by Thai standards.
This is the court..:)

Before the match..

Fighters use their fists, elbows, knees and feet to pummel their opponents. Winner usually is by knockout. Insane!! Somebody injured! OMG,takut sgt..kening dia kena jahit.Tp org ni jahit tak letak ubat ape2 pun, main jahit je.

Ada foreigners yg took part jugak..GF pun dtg bg support :)

And the winner..

Although the sport has a brutal image the fighters have nothing but total respect for each other:)

To be continued...