We arrived in phuket about 3 in the afternoon and got a taxi to the patong district. This is where it is all happening. Once we arrived i thought this doesn't look to bad. Finding a room was hard and expensive. We eventually found one after two hours of walking up and down roads. Our room was situated down an ally which ran between 10 go go bars. Perfect if your a single, fat bald headed man living on your pension but for me i just wanted to get this visit over and done with as quick as possible. That night me and mark headed out for a few drinks and something to eat. Then we went home and got ready to go out on the main strip. We found some aussie bar had a couple in there and then walked around in disbelief. I couldn't believe my eye's. I have never been to such a dirty, seedier place in all my life and it will certainly take some beating. This place was full of hookers, old men with extremely young thai girls and even worse i reckon the normal person was out numbered by lady boys. We had another drink in a different bar and then decided that we will leave that night. Just before we came home which was only at 11 pm and still sober we took a walk down another area of go go bars. Ok there slightly amusing but i wouldn't dream of anyone i know coming here. So were walking down and there are some girls/guys or things dancing on a pole. One lady boy slides down the pole and spreads her legs at the bottom and too our shock her plums are hanging out the side of her knickers. Lets make a run for it mate. This a thought which has stained my mind and will probably never leave my me. I'm going to say this as a total joke so please, please no one take offence but where's a suicide bomber when you need one. Obviously i would never dream that to happen to anyone or any place. You know flowers in the gun, peace man, love not war and all but that is how much i hate this place. Had to put that quote in. Slip of the old tyoing fingers.
In the morning i e-mailed Izzy saying i would be arriving in the afternoon but as soon as i had done that mark had booked tickets to goto koh sok national park. After a chat he persueded me it was the best route to take as we have to come back to Krabi to pick up things so we can do it then. I felt really bad as i had promised we would be meeting them there and then with in 5 minutes i'm sending an apology e-mail. I think she thinks we just binned them off but that wasn't the case. That was the end of them as they have all gone back to oz but we will meet again when we get to byron bay in oz.
Good bye phuket.