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Last day in Phuket - July 1

Patong Beach

sunny 93 °F
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Today, for our last day in Thailand, we decided to have a beach day. We slept in and walked down the hill to breakfast, the same place we went a couple days ago, which is on our way to the beach. Apparently they have an issue with people using the toilet hose to wash their feet?!


We’ve also seen this one a lot, in public restrooms - I assume due to the squat potty’s?


One thing I haven’t loved about the location of our apartment, besides the steep hill, is the fact that to get anywhere by foot, we have to walk the side of the very busy road, which at times is almost nonexistent, and when there is a real “side”, there are usually cars or motorbikes parked there. Then, we have to cross the road - which is nothing like in Croatia where all the vehicles are you and stop. They just keep going, and you have to remember to look the correct way for traffic before you cross, since they drive on the open side of the road here. It’s a little nerve wracking!


At the beach, we rented 5 chairs, 3 tables, and 3 umbrellas for 500 baht (about $17) and just had a lazy day.


One thing I haven’t been quick enough to get a pic of.. each morning and evening they haul the rental sea doos to and from the beach. Most times, they pull them with this! And have even seen this pulling 2 single place trailers, train-style. If a little truck is pulling, it is often pulling 3, single trailers!


After we got cleaned up, we walked to Bangla street - which is a little like New Orleans on steroids - loud music coming from every direction, all kinds of propositions, etc. The kids were a little bummed they didn’t discover this earlier - time as I were relieved! ;). We ate at a restaurant off a side street, and later took a Tuk Tuk taxi back to our apartment- wow - now THAT is the way to do the hill! :)


Nudi forgot her phone in it when we got out, so she and I walked back down and got to ride up again (for ful price, of course;) ).

We will get picked up at 8am to head to the airport, so didn’t make too late a night of it...so sad to be leaving Nudi and Thailand!

Posted by Rowlandfamily 09:22 Archived in Thailand

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