Thailand (Phuket)

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Our time in Phuket was not what we were expecting, but probably exactly what we needed. We found a room through Airbnb with a couple of lovely South African hosts, Max and Johan. It turned out to be a wonderful place to just relax, regroup and enjoy some great Thai food and gorgeous sunsets. P1080880 On our second day they took us by motorbike to visit Mimi, a local travel agent whom they work with frequently. She helped us to book a day trip to the Similan Islands, a national park that’s only open for six months of the year and happened to be closing in just a few days. It took us two hours by bus and the an hour by speed boat to get there, but it was totally worth it. We went snorkeling, and though not the best we’ve found, Greg did manage to see an octopus. The real highlights were the empty beaches with white powder sand and turquoise water. Our tour guide told us that because it was the end of the season they were unusually quiet (our speed boat usually carries 50 people but there were only 18 in our group) which of course made for an even better experience. IMG_1667 The rest of our stay was spent exploring the area around Patong beach, and admittedly getting caught up on some American TV. We even managed to watch the Bruins games though with the tape delay it was tough trying to avoid the scores online ahead of time. All in all a wonderful stay and a great end to our time in Thailand.

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