Saturday, April 25, 2015

Phuket Retreat Day 3


Itinerary of today:
Central Festival
Breakfast @Shabu Shi
Wat Chalong
Big Buddha Phuket
Lunch & tea @local restaurants
Karon Viewpoint
Karon Beach
Dinner @Mali Seafood & Restaurant

Gonna head to the South for a few cultural tourist spots today. Decided to drop by Central Festival first and was trying to look for a casual place for a quick breakfast. Bumping into Shabu Shi was in fact not in my itinerary and obviously an impromptu decision as it was recently having a promotion with 50% off all-you-can-eat hotpot buffet. It was just 366 bahts for 2! How could we resist this temptation?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Phuket Retreat Day 2


Itinerary of today:
Day tour @Ratcha Island
Dinner @Natural Restaurant

Here came the second day of our trip. A snorkeling day trip was booked yesterday. (1700 bahts/ person) We had a light breakfast prepared by ourselves early in the morning as breakfast was not included in this budget hotel. Cup noodles, biscuits and tea were already enough as we were gonna take a speed boat to the outer island. We didn't want to get sea sick feeling too full. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Phuket Retreat Day 1


Had been longing for this annual summer trip for ages after tough working months. The countdown was over and it was going to happen! Gonna spend a relaxing week in Phuket, an exhilarating city charging up myself.

Flight schedule: (Hong Kong Express: HKD672/ person)
0450- 0720 UO765 (Hong Kong to Phuket)
0855- 1330 UO765 (Phuket to Hong Kong)

Itinerary of today:
Take free sim card@ airport
Car rental @Avis
Check in @Acca Patong
Lunch @Street food
Look for local tour @Patong Beach
Big C
Dinner @Banzzan Fresh Market

Getting cheap flight tickets usually has a price to pay. The flight schedule was a disaster! Taking off at midnight meant that we gotta arrive at the airport and check- in at night. We decided to arrive at the airport earlier, getting the complimentary copy of magazines/ newspaper from Page One for free using the DBS credit card, then spent our night at the waiting area sleeping and reading the magazines.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Phuket Retreat - preperation

Had not been travelling for almost a year due to intensive saving for our wedding. Luckily, got cheap promotion tickets from Hong Kong Express to Phuket and that gave rise to this trip. Can't wait for the upcoming trip!