Phuketism 2007 – And so it begins…

I gotta cursed myself for forgetting three important things for this trip!
1) The main plug for my international power plug adaptor set. I think I lost it :(
2) My swimming trunk! Not that I will really swim or anything, but I need it for my beach sessions
3) My, err… supplements. LOL. Okay I hope I can do without it.

As I walked down the soi from my guesthouse to the beach, I can’t help but marvel at the marvelousness that is Phuket. That glimmering sea view, with a dazzling skyview, the multitude of tourists and locals thronging its waterfront… I am glad that I made my very first trip here 12 months back.

Had my breakfast at Starbucks. Read Phuket Post. I must say it is an excellent publications. Not complicated, very laid back, and very relevant to visitors to Phuket. Much better a read compared to the commercialised rubbish we have back home.

Then I went to rent a bike from my usual agent. My usual bike is there! Haha… talk about being fated. However the nice uncle is not there, and in his place is an unfamiliar man who can’t offer me the usual loyal customer treatment. Ah well. I just have to drop by later and see if the old man is around and say hi.

Then off I go to Jungceylon, the biggest shopping centre there is in Phuket. Bough an Arena swimming trunk (THB 330), and a retro eye shades (THB 199). Came back to the guesthouse to pick up my suntan lotion.

I think I will go for lunch and then Koran Beach, or something, for a tad of suntanning and get some colour onto the fat old me :)

Here are some photos I took this morning:


The view out of my hotel room

My room was on the 3rd floor. Looking out you can just see Patong beach, a mere 50 metres away. This guesthouse is worth every dollar!

Another view...

Another view … as I walk from the guesthouse I am staying to Patong beach

Breakfast @ Starbucks

My grande black coffee with milk and chicken pie @ Starbucks. First breakfast in Phuket!

Glorious, glorious Patong!

My first view of the heart breakingly beautiful beach of Patong

My faithful bike

This is the *very* bike that I rent everytime I come to Phuket. Talk about familiarity! I should consider getting my own helmet and ask the rental agency to keep it for me. LOL

And here are some views of Jungceylon:


Views of Jungceylon

Views of Jungceylon

Views of Jungceylon

Views of Jungceylon

Views of Jungceylon

Views of Jungceylon

Views of Jungceylon

Views of Jungceylon

Views of Jungceylon

Views of Jungceylon

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