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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket May 28th 2009

Today we did a boat trip up into Phang-nga (pang - nar) Bay and went canoeing thru caves (hongs) to end up in the middle of islands - hard to explain. Lunch and dinner were supplied. in all, the day was awesome, Murv and Gaylene really enjoyed it. We had done this trip before and figured the other two would like it. We were the noisiest bunch on the boat of about 30 of us and we had the most hard case guides. Murv and Gaylene were lucky, their guide was into massage in a big way and got mini massages all day. I got a mud massage on my feet, when I hung them over the side of our canoe, he grabbed them, scooped up some mud from the bottom with his paddle and massaged ... read more
Hong Island

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket May 27th 2009

This morning was a bit wet so we went to the Gem Factory and Sandy & Craig, I know you will be pleased - I got two rings, however I was the one that bought them as Warren just stood there with a grin ah grimace on his face. Gaylene got real keen and bought a ring, necklace and matching bracelet and earrings. (Murv got a free t shirt out of that) I obviously didn’t spend enough because Warren didn’t get one. Back to dentist for more work. Had a jaunt around then picked him up and checked out dinner. Got back to hotel and decided a massage was a priority to relieve the stress of shopping. Finally got the card reader to work in the computer - bloody thing had a hernia. I think it ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket May 26th 2009

25th May. Warren pain free - yayyyyyy another appointment at 9.30am to have moulds made for some crowns. Tried to find a bike to hire, but were pissing around too much and was running out of time so grabbed a taxi to Patong for the next appointment. We took a speed boat today and went to a couple of islands for snorkling. Murv and Gaylene had never done this before and took to it like a couple of mermaids. Actually Murv looked more like a skinned rabbit in an oversized life jacket. Great day had by all - ended up in the pool at the hotel till they closed it. Murv thought he would check out the kiddie pool and promptly fell in - funniest thing you have ever seen. And that was only after 1 ... read more
Kids Pool
Skinned Rabbit
Skinned Rabbit in Life Jacket

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket May 24th 2009

Down to brekkie - what a feed, filled up till overflow - well just about anyway. Warren tried to do his best to clean everything up - but alas, too much food. A bit dehydrated today so lots of fruit juice went down as well. Today is Warrens first trip to the dentist 10am. We got there - late. Tuk tuk driver didn’t have a clue as to where he was going, and we found that with all of them. We found it, thanks to a map I had printed out before we came. We all decided to wait at the dentist (it had good air-conditioning, so we weren’t moving). After about and hour or so, he resurfaced with a quote for the work that needs doing. It turns out that he needed a lot more ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket May 23rd 2009

22nd May. Left Auckland at midnight jeze it was bloody freezing. 23rd May. Arrived Phuket after long but very good flights. Singapore Airlines - what a great way to fly - the adds are all true. Best service we have ever had and on a definite par with Thai and Emirates. These guys leave air NZ and Qantas for dead. Weary but happy and OMG its hot. 34 Celsius - we were melting. Thank god for the pool. Ventured out and Murv and Gaylene got their first look at how things work. I bartered for them for their first purchase to show them how its done and got a couple of good bargains. 4 weary bodies hit the hay, not much sleep on the way over. Photos to come - camera card playing up.... read more

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