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Blogging from Krabi!

Hello from Krabi! I just woke up and now enjoying a cup of tea on our balcony.

# – Pick me up.

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This trip is Gareth’s company retreat actually, but I get to join because I satisfy his company’s conditions of either being a spouse or having co-habitating for more than two years, and being straight/gay.

# – View from the lobby upon arrival at the resort yesterday.

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# – Hanging out on our balcony after checking in. OK, just an excuse to post this because I look deceptively slim albeit a little sombre.

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We slept most of yesterday away, waking up at dinner time for some local beef noodles.

Not before we nick some wifi at the lobby though.

# – Data addicts.

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We have complimentary wifi in the room now though so yay!

# – First Thai meal. So delicious!

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Then we snacked on stuff we got from 711. Even in a small place like Krabi, the sheer variety of stuff pwns our 711 in KL.

# – Munchies.

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Found a hilariously named beauty product too.

# – Ahemm.

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Well, right now we are contemplating lunch options – whether to have a beach picnic trying out more goodies from local 7-11 or a bus ride to town for some local food.

Decisions, decisions!

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Phuket, Thailand – Day 5

DAY 1
DAY 2 Part One
DAY 2 Part Two
DAY 3 Part One
DAY 3 Part Two
DAY 4

The last day of my Thailand trip! Our flight was in the late afternoon so we spent the morning visiting another nearby resort that belonged to Millennium. Millennium Patong Resort is a laidback version of Millennium Patong Hotel. It doesn’t mean that the hotel is any less luxurious though.

Millennium Patong Resort.
Millennium Patong Resort.

I especially love the floor to ceiling mirror in the room.

Floor to ceiling mirror.
i <3 me.

Relatively famous.
I like relativity.

After the hotel tour, I sneaked in a swim at my hotel’s pool before packing. Put on the 250 Baht dress I bought from a Patong trader and left for Phuket International Airport.

Me and Kellster.
Me and Kellster, just before leaving.

Our flight was of course delayed for about an hour and because of that I bought an overpriced book to keep myself amused.

By the 5th page, it was boarding time. Damn -_-

Well, I had a wonderful time in Krabi and it’s all thanks to See Tho :)

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Phuket, Thailand – Day 4

DAY 1
DAY 2 Part One
DAY 2 Part Two
DAY 3 Part One
DAY 3 Part Two

We left Surat Thani in the morning and made our way to Phuket. It was about 3.5 hours journey in a car. During the drive, we stopped at a bridge to check out the scenery. The smaller bridge on the right was built in the WW2 era.

Bridges.
New and old bridges.

Sea and boats.
Sea and boats.

We arrived at See Tho’s Phuket office as the man himself had arranged for us a Thai cooking class. I was really looking forward to it because I’ve never been in a cooking class.

Phuket See Tho.
Notice the gold plated letters? They’re actual gold!

Goofing.
Fooling around while See Tho was working. PICTURE TAKEN BY KY.

We were taught to cook tomyam (red and clear) and mango salad.

Slicing ginger.
Slicing ginger (really slowly).

Pounding.
Pounding. PICTURE BY NIGEL.

Smash out the flavour!
Smash out the flavour!

Chef wannabes.
Chef wannabes. PICTURE TAKEN BY NIGEL.

Our masterpiece - Tom Yam.
Our masterpiece – Tom Yam.

Our 2nd masterpiece - Mango Salad.
Our 2nd masterpiece – Mango Salad.

Then, we sat down for lunch that we made ourselves! Of course, there were also grilled crabs and fried noodles and grilled fish that were already prepared by See Tho’s staff. Hehe.

After lunch, it was time to check into a new hotel, Millennium Patong. It was attached to Jungceylon, a popular shopping complex in Phuket. Lovely, 5 star luxe :)

We were welcomed with some lovely lime based mocktails. Very sour but I loved it.

Welcome drink.
Welcome mocktails.

Lobby.
Hotel’s lounge.

Hugging the ball.
Hugging the ball.

Nice room.
My room at Millennium Patong.

It would have been perfect if it weren’t for some really noisy kids running up and down my hallway. Eventually I opened my door and scolded them. Golden silence since :)

View from my room.
The view from my balcony.

It was a day to chill. No more activities lined up except dinner. Well, dinner was at a Shogun-like japanese buffet restaurant, which was nothing to shout about. That’s why I’m not posting any picture of the dinner. I guess See Tho wanted to give us a break from Thai food overload but I would have been very happy to eat more Thai food.

After dinner, it was back to the hotel and more free & easy time. It rained for a while so we hung out at Jungceylon till the rain stopped. After that, we went to Patong to check out the night scene and do some shopping. As I’ve already been to Patong before, I decided to skip the night life and head straight for the shops but the thing with travelling in pack is that someone will always manage to disappear without informing anyone and expect other people to be constantly keeping track of him/her. So anyway a lot of time was wasted waiting and finding this person so many shops had closed by the time I decided to just like, f-k this s-t.

I did manage to snag a couple of lovely tops. My mission to find the shop where I got bikinis for 100 Baht a pair failed too (thanks Nigel and Kellster for accompanying me!) :(

We walked so much that by the time we got back to the hotel, I was already majorly pooped. Yeah, it was a lovely sleep.

Stay tuned for my last day in Thailand!

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