We landed in Phuket airport only to bump into a college friend, talk about it being a small world. We got a mini bus to our hotel. I thought I was going to die! There was no air conditioning and we were squished in with our bags and random people.

When we finally got to the hotel we were delighted with it. We weredreamcatcher back to a nice 4* hotel, super clean, kind of fancy place, robes, lovely bathroom and shower and a beautiful pool. A rest at the pool was needed to recover from the long stuffy bus ride. On that note I’d like to point out that as you may have noticed by now we stayed in a variety of accommodations along the way. We decided on this before we left Ireland as we wanted to go and enjoy a holiday not just the typical back packing experience. We were really glad to have a few nice hotels to enjoy in between the more simple/basic ones!

We went for a look around that evening heading to the famous Patong Beach area. It was crazy and great fun. ThPatong Beache place was wedged, music blaring and everyone was in good humour. We bargained at stalls, wandered around and got henna tattoos. Note to all: please be careful to take note of how you get to places. As it was dark when heading back to the hotel we lost our bearings! We did the sensible thing and hopped into a tuk tuk back to the hotel instead of wandering around looking lost.

fruitThe breakfast in the hotel was yummy! It had the most varied selection I have ever seen. From traditional breakfasts of rice and dishes I would consider to be main courses to a wide variety of fresh local fruits and everything in between.

Then it was time to hop on a boat to Phi Phi Island. 

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