Day Five - Shooting, Shopping and Footy


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August 19th 2011
Published: June 21st 2017
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Today was to be our day spent in Patong. As I mentioned on Day One of this blog, we don't really like Patong and prefer not to stay there. Having said that we always spend one day here as the Otop Markets and great for shopping and it is always good to have a look around. We had never managed to find the time to get to Junceylon shopping centre before, so today was the day. It was pretty much a shopping centre like any other in Thailand, blissfully air conditioned after the heat outside. The men in our party discovered that there was a shooting range, so obviously that was first stop. I am not remotely interested in shooting so I chose to watch, but the others enjoyed themselves tremendously. After the shooting we made our way over to the Otop for a major shopping expedition. We set our son up in a bar to watch Friday Night Footy - Australian Rules. The rest of us could then shop and take breaks from the heat and watch a bit of footy and have a cool drink. As usual I managed to get a great Chloe hand bag for a steal. Got to love shopping in Phuket.

After we left the Otop, we went to the Aussie Bar for a snack and a drink and to finish watching the game. We are Collingwood supporters, but unfortunately our team wasn't playing until the next night. Collingwood's biggest enemy is Carlton, so we had the pleasure of watching Carlton lose, which for Collingwood supporters is almost as good as a win! <br style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: clearsans, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 15.2380952835083px;">We then had a wander down Bangla Road, which is always an experience, before hiring a tuk tuk to take us backk to Kata for our last dinner and some delicious pancakes from a roadside stall. It was a really fun day.




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