We had to wake up at 5am to get our flight and only got 4.5 hours of sleep last night... not fun! But we are flying to Phuket today - I'm very excited!
At the airport, I got a Krispy Kreme donut because I was excited to see a company that I recognized from home. It was so good, and I ate it on the plane. The flight was only an hour long, so I had felt like we barely boarded by the time it was over.
From the airport it was an hour by taxi to where we were staying in Pa Tong. The "taxi" (small van with spacious interior) only cost $5.71 USD each and included free wifi.
Here are some photo's of the ground pool, lobby, room and view from our room. It is very nice here, and we are all happy with the choice.
Pa Tong Beach
Shortly after getting there I wanted to go out and explore. I got lunch at a place called "Burgerboyz" (but I did not get a burger). After getting something to eat, we walked to Pa Tong beach, but I was surprisingly very un-impressed. I didn't go swimming as it was sprinkling and the water did not look to be very clean. There were constant hawkers on the beach as well, trying to sell people services and goods.
I took that picture of all the electrical wires because it is something I wouldn't see back home. That is just one example, but that sight is very common to see in Thailand. I have also seen wires that went through trees and wires that touched the ground. Very unsafe, and I don't think that Eversource nor my dad would approve!
Rooftop Infinity Pool
In the other building there is a rooftop garden, lounge area and infinity pool. I went swimming today in the pool, even though it was cloudy during the times I was in.
Tonight we decided to walk around and get dinner somewhere in town. While we were walking on the street, people were constantly shouting at us to come check their restaurant out and some will walk with you and try to shove their menu in your face. Not too far from where we are staying there are a row of "restaurants" (if you can even call them that) that are entirely outside and only covered by a roof. They are not that nice, have plastic chairs and dirty tablecloths - somehow, we ended up eating at one of these places.
I ordered shrimp pad thai and fresh orange juice. Unfortunately, the pad thai was not very good and more expensive than the one that I ate in Bangkok. We will not eat at one of those places again.
After dinner we walked to Pa Tong beach to look around and get a dessert. I got an Indian Pancake (shown above) which is really just a crepe in a different shape. I ordered one with Nutella and bananas with chocolate drizzled on top. So good!