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Trip: Playing around in Phuket

There are [13] stories from my trip: Playing around in Phuket

Photos: Phuket

THAILAND | Sunday, 1 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Arriving in Phuket - Surin Beach
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Our last day

MALAYSIA | Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | Views [538]

Our last day in KL and its Liz's birthday. We sang happy birthday when she got in the lift and a Japanese lady asked us in English what language we were using. I didn't think our singing was that bad, she understood us talking and wished Liz happy ... Read more >

Pewter, Batik and Caves

MALAYSIA | Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | Views [886]

Today we are doing a half day tour to the Selangor Pewter factory, a Batik Factory and the Batu caves. The bus picked us up at 9am and it was our driver from Sunday,   Gopie, he spent 12 months in Melbourne at Holmesglen TAFE doing a Hospitality course ... Read more >

Shopping around in KL

MALAYSIA | Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | Views [299]

Michael has not feeling well at all the last couple of days, so he and Liz decided to stay at the hotel for the day while the rest of us went shopping. We caught a teksi to the KLCC which is the largest and flashest shopping centre in KL , which is ... Read more >

Tour to Malacca

MALAYSIA | Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | Views [391]

Today we did a tour that went down to Melaka or sometimes spelt Malakka. What is really funny here is the spelling, much easier than in PNG. Restaurant is spelt restaron, bus is spelt bas, taxi is spelt teksi and of course there are McDonalds, Pizza ... Read more >

Chinatown in KL

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [379]

Our first full day here. After a delicious breakfast of everything you could think of from everywhere in the world we decided to head to the laundry and do our washing. 6ringitt a load   and 6 ringitt to dry and it was all done in 45mins.... Read more >

Arriving in Kuala Lumpur

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [536]

Early morning start, we were picked up at 7.30am and driven to the airport. We were there even before the girls that check you in and had to stand around waiting for them to arrive and get organized. The bag nazi lady came and bossed us ... Read more >

Farewell to Phuket

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [257]

Thursday, our last day in Phuket, wow! the time has gone so fast. We headed into Patong on the bus from the resort and did some more shopping. We all had things we wanted to go back for. The shopping is so good, all copies of course, but ... Read more >

Fantasea in Phuket

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | Views [340]

Another quiet day, we went for a walk into town just to see what was available locally. Walking past the food cooking stalls, the food does not really smell very enticing and the cooking facilities are not really great. The locals are ... Read more >

Poking about on Phuket

THAILAND | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Views [337]

Out and about day. We hired a local driver and mini bus for the day, it cost us $17 each for the six of us. A cheap day's entertainment. The mini bus was modern, clean, air conditioned and very comfortable. The driver spoke English and was an excellent ... Read more >

Just relaxing by the pool

THAILAND | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Views [324]

Quiet day around the pool. we have negotiated that we do a quiet day and then a busy day. A leisurely breakfast, yummy!!!! then a walk to the beach and check out the sand and the shops. The beaches are beautiful and sandy and very like Australian beaches.... Read more >

Soaring in Surin

THAILAND | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Views [275]

Fantastic!!! Bring it on, ready to holiday now after a great nights sleep, about 11 hours, I feel a million dollars. Breakfast Mmmmm! so many choices hot, cold, personalized omelettes cooked while you wait, bacon, tomato, pancakes pastries, fruit, toast, ... Read more >

Profiling Phuket

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Views [303]

Travelling is not so bad if you have good friends to travel with. After a very busy week and trying to get everything urgent done before we left, arriving at Lee and Michael's meant we could finally start to relax and think about slowing down a bit.... Read more >