Friday 3rd February 2017
After leaving Phi Phi me and Olly headed to Phuket for our last week of travelling! I have been to Phuket with my sister before but not to this part. We had no idea what to expect, all we knew is that we had a week of sunbathing left and not a lot of money! Our final week to completely chill before coming home and of course, no one knew we were coming home.
“The Traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see”
We spent a hell of a lot of time at the beach, where we didn’t spend much money, only on food but the whole area is over run with Russians. It was honestly so strange, everyone on the beach, Russia, menus in restaurants, Russian, road signs to the airport, Russian! We couldn’t escape them! It was like the whole of Russia was on holiday in Phuket on Patong Beach!
We stayed at Dfeel Hostel which seemed like the only decent hostel that wasn’t on the strip of clubs. It was a half an hour walk into town but we didn’t mind waking around and exploring and walking past this beautiful Mosque every day.
I think most backpackers are told about Bangla Walking Street in Phuket..It is similar to Khao San Road in Bangkok, but so much worse. It is like every awful 18-20’s holiday to Magaluf or Zante in one street. It is typical Brits abroad with every age range here getting buckets of alcohol with a lady boy show showing the world how disgusting we can be. We actually filmed us walking down this road and we got approached by about 30 Thai people trying to get us in to the pumping clubs or Ping Pong shows. It is horrendous! If you are coming to Thailand to party then yes it looks great but seeing as I have done my fair share of partying and drinking in beautiful places, this is just awful! Me and Olly still went out down this road and got very very drunk, ended up at Ping Pong Show, catching a total of 4 in my hands and that night is very much a blur but I do remember someone saying ‘you let your boyfriend come to these shows’…hell yeah I did, who else am I going to sit there and rate the fake boobs with?!
Old Town Phuket
As the organiser I am, I booked us into a hotel in the Old Town called Hao Hostel. Of course I was so excited about coming home in a few days to surprise all my friends and family I didn’t look at the dates and I checked out of our hostel, got a cab to the other side of Phuket and was confused when the hostel in the old town couldn’t find my booking. I had made us go there a day early…Twat! Will little money left we decided to spend our extra day exploring the old town which I really loved. It was such a nicer part of Phuket and I am so glad I got to experience this part. We were using Trip Adviser ‘Cheap eats’ a lot to save money and we came across this strange burger place which has Sausage Party Vibes.
In an architecture shop we found this cute little coffee shop, was so random but I found this article about how the King loved Photography! As there wasn’t many western people around we stuck out like a sore thumb. These cute school girls were doing a project on improving their english so asked if they could interview us. It was all about healthy eating ect and I didn’t really know how to tell them we had been living off 20p toasties from 7/11.
After a crazy month in Thailand it was time for us to head home! I haven’t been able to sleep for 2 days (hence why I look dead) because all I am thinking about is what I am going to say to Jess and Ellie when I see them that night! Our journey home was hilarious as we had not eaten in a day as we got up at 5am for our coach back to Bangkok which took 14 hours and didn’t have any food on board, we then arrived at our hostel in Bangkok and passed out to be up at 7am to get the train to the airport! We of course was late at the airport so Olly has time to go the toilet while I brought the Burger King which we snuck onto the plane which stunk the whole plane out and we had loud Americans behind us shouting ‘Who’s got the burger’ to which I shouted ‘I haven’t eaten in 2 days people!!!’ Our plane was this big new fancy plane which had games, hand held devises and loads of movies. Olly slept and I watched about 5 films and was so excited to land and see MC !
So nearly home!!!!!!