From Koh Lanta we headed up to Phuket by boat. If anyone is thinking of doing this trip I need to warn you, the boats are a bit like a cattle market, they are packed like a sardine can full of people.
Phuket was our last stop before heading back to Bangkok and home. When we arrived we headed to our accommodation for the next three nights, Nillys Inn in Patong. It was right along Patong beach and was a five minute walk to the main hub of the area.
Phuket was a bit of a shock to the system after Koh Lanta, we went from a very tranquil, chilled out island to a completely clichéd touristy resort with thousands of holiday makers.
We had two full days here so we spent the first day on the beach and the second on a boat trip. We went on a tour of Phi Phi, the setting of the film ‘The Beach’, and then monkey island. We did a lot of snorkelling which was amazing, the fish were so colourful. Our tour guide for the day was a ladyboy called Miss Jennifer, who was one of the funniest people I have ever met.
Phuket is also a lot more expensive than most places we visited. In one bar they were charging £8 for a pint of certain drinks, we ended up buying Chang beer from a local corner shop. Although I did manage to buy an incredible faux Mulberry bag for £4, which I am pretty happy with!
Our final day in Thailand was spent flying back up to Bangkok to catch our flight home early the next day. Thailand was such an incredible experience and I hope I get to return there one day. I am now plotting my next adventure, I’m thinking Christmas in Cambodia volunteering. Anyone been there? Or have any ideas around this?
You can check out my previous blogs on Thailand here: