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December 9th 2013
Published: December 15th 2013
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This really is paradise, clear water for swimming and nice people about the place.
I took motorcycle lessons just before leaving for this holiday so I was very nervous about driving a motorcycle around Phuket. My experience is that most people are very careful on the roads and if you drive at proper speeds and keep alert for dangerous situations you have a good chance of an incident free trip. I survived driving in crowded streets, the open road, flooded and muddied roads, up and down sidewalks and hills, pedestrians walking in front of me and a car door suddenly opening just as I was driving past. I still need a lot more practice with a motorcycle but happy that I took on the challenge.

The big advantage of driving a motorcycle is being able to access places difficult to by car and the freedom of not using taxis. We went to Kamala Beach which is a short drive north from Patong and well worth a visit for the clear swimming water and only a few people on the beach compared to the crowded Patong Beach. We also drove south towards Promthorpe Cape to Nai Harn Beach and across from Patong to Phuket Town.

I have been to Phuket before and find the
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Sorry, only me :) no beach babes
local Thai people to be very friendly. There are many good quality restaurants, large shopping malls and plenty of night time entertainment. The main attraction to me are the beaches and viewpoints which building development still has not totally spoilt.

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We stopped for a fruit shake on our drive south to Nai Harn Beach
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I was very careful. Thanks to my instructor who yelled at me in Adelaide "Look Leon, look around you when turning". I watched very carefully and it makes a difference. Many drivers do not.
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A nice beach but sea lice were nibbling at me all over which is not a pleasant feeling :) Still, a nice place to relax.
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Patong - Bangla Road

A walking street at night with girlie bars, shopping, food and coffee shops.
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There is a large park along side the coast. Nice for the locals and tourists to relax anytime.


16th December 2013

Cutie
Even the dogs take a good photo in Phuket!!!!!

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