On Sunday we had breakfast which was very nice (forgot to take any photos). Nice selection of Eggs, Bacon, Chicken noodle, vegetables, pancakes, fruit and breads and cereals.
After breakfast we went for a walk around the local area – it was just after 9am and most shops were still shut or just opening. We went into a couple of tailors to get an idea of prices. It seems like 1,000 – 1,200 baht for a shirt (if buying 6).
Our first night we ate at a restaurant called Red Chopsticks which looked very nice and another guest I spoke to recommended it. The prices were good and it was very busy.
Chicken Kai Gai Soup – 99 Baht / $4NZD
Duck Curry – 199 Baht – $8NZD
Massamam Curry – 199 Baht – $8NZD
My beer was a Singa – 600ml – 240 Baht / $10NZD
Pam has a Sprite – 60 Baht / $3NZD
The food was lovely and looked and tasted great – I wish I could cook Thai like that.
We arrived in Phuket at about 9:45am, it took about 30 minutes to go through immigration as we got in the wrong queue (as always). You never pick the right queue, but it was all no issue. Thailand now takes a photo of you when you enter the country.
We had arranged our transfer with a company called Thai Happy - http://www.thaihappytourandtravel.com/
As soon as we left the airport I found the man with my name on a board and we got into a very nice car – quite new only 70,000km on the clock.
The drive from the airport was very long at about 90 minutes, longer than our flight from KL.
The haze that we saw in KL, was also here in Phuket.
Our hotel is nice and we have a room with a great view down the beach and over the pool area.
The view from our room – this was taken on Monday – 2 days after we arrived on Saturday you could hardly make out the white building because of the haze.