I have recovered from three days of Chinese New Year celebrations. The streets were absolutely packed every evening and it was hard to walk along the streets. Ming Shou took an ariel photo of the street below so you can see how busy it was. I have added it to the photos.
On the Sunday afternoon Mr Hai took me to his friends new massage shop which opened that day. I was the first customer which was a great honour. I had a one hour Thai massage which was great and loosened me up!
On Monday it was a pretty non eventful day apart from getting stuck on my own in the apartment's lift. I was in there for about ten minutes and some of that time was in pitch black and couldn't see my hand in front of my face. Scary stuff!!
Tue 11 Feb I booked a trip to Myanmar (Burma) as I needed to leave Thailand and re enter to get my passport stamped for another 60 days.
I was picked up by minibus at 5.30am and we drove for 4 and a half hours to get to Ranong Port. There were 7 others on the minibus doing the same trip. One Frenchman has had to do this trip every month for the last ten months as he's waiting for his working visa. To say he was getting fed up was an understatement!!!
Anyway, we arrived at the port and went to immigration department to get our passports stamped with an exit stamp and caught the boat over to Andaman Club. This is a five star casino/resort which is in the Andaman Sea and belongs to Myanmar. It only took twenty minutes to get there so we disembarked at about 10.45 and went to have lunch in the restaurant. The resort was absolutely beautiful and I dread to think how much it would cost to stay for a night. They had a big casino and also a duty free shop.
I had a nice lunch and then wandered around the grounds for half an hour before being taken back to the port. We got the boat back and went back to the immigration and got in the Arrivals queue. Same little place where only one desk was open so this took longer than the lunch!!!
Back on the bus for a five hour trip back to Phuket Town. I was shattered as I didn't get much sleep the night before so I had a quick rice dinner and was in bed at 8.30pm!!
The next day I packed all my stuff up and moved back to Ming Shou guest house for a few days before I plan my next move. The family were happy to welcome me back and they gave me a super discount off the price of the room as I was a regular guest!!!
In the evening I met up with a Swiss guy called Lucas who is also staying here and we went out for something to eat. He spoke brilliant English so it was good to speak fluently again. I have got into the habit of speaking abbreviated English so the Thai people can understand!!
Well that's it for now. I'm sorry to hear about the terrible floods in the UK. I have seen photos on Facebook and it just looks so awful everywhere. I hope you haven't all floated away by the time I get back!
Catch you later.........xx