Well after flying from cambodia to bangkok we decided to go straight to phucket choosing a 50 pound flight south rather than the 13 hour bus!! Arrived kinda late in the day in phucket so we decided to go to the nearest beach which was pretty much deserted and was a lovely beach called Hat Nai Yang. But there wasnt anything to do at nights really cause was so quiet so we got out of there in the morning and headed to phucket town which sound busy but it aint!! haha. we only seen a couple of forigners there and we were out the whole day and night! so we decided that Patong was our next stop in phucket. This is where it is at!! We both loved it the second we arrived. Loads to do during day and an unbelivable night life! So we found this sweet we hotel for like a fiver each and set up base. We spent a day at the beach and went out at night which was an experiance!! Me and karen went for our first drink at some bar on the main street and this girl brought up a connect4 games board for me and karen to play. She never said anything just let us play at first, Then i won the game and the girl jumps in an says that she plays the winner (me). So me asnd karen are like, 'ok'. If I win she buys me 2 beers and if she wins i buy her 1 drink. 'Easy' me thinks! connect4, i was a master when i was younger!! NOPE!!! She is the master!! Playing everynight she prob does. I got hammered!! So we headed of to another bar and got speaking to a bar man and as soon as he heard i was from scotland the whiskeys were out!! YUK!! but i couldnt let scotland down so had to drink them!! haha. So me and karen were heading back to hotel and kept getting asked to go to 'ping pong show'. Whats a 'ping pong show'? so it was free entry and loads of other tourists were going to we headed in. HAHA!! it was RANK!! it was pretty much a show with loads of things flying out of regions where they shouldnt be!! Im talking about turtles, budgies, razor blades, fish and lots of other wierd and wonderful things!! and although it was free entry you had to buy a drink which the cheapest was 18 pounds!! so we never stayed long!! But it was rather funny, although pretty horrible at same time!!
On walking through the street to the beach one day this massive explosion happened infront of us! not knowing what the hell it was at first? Thoughts of lightning strike, bomb....... who knew? But the flash that went off infront of us about 50 metres away was huge!! The whole street was out wondering what had happened and then karen spots a guy hanging from the power lines above us!! Luckily the guy was stil moving and it never seemed to get him but think he was feeling the effects of the shock and the flash! Loads of people were there to help so we walked of down the beach but my heart was still buzzing!!
So after waking up at some rediculous time next afternoon we headed out to do some activites! I went to shooting place and there was a rack with loads of pistols, rifels, shotguns and machine guns!! CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!!! so i chose a 9mm pistol seen as id never even shot a gun before. Was good fun shooting at the targets and im planning to go back to get a shot of a bigger gun before we leave. The next day we hird out motorbikes and went travelling the island. We eneded up going fromPatong beach over to see Kata, Karon and Koi Karon beaches which were all beautiful. We found and elephant trekking place so got a trek through the jungle and up to a view point of the beaches. Felt well wierd been on the elephant and the little w*** kept going to bushes to get food and we felt like we were going to go flying off! He wasnt very obedient!! The next day we booked our trip to go to Koh Phi Phi and its surrounding islands. The whole trip was amazing. We fed the monkeys at monkey beach. the little w***s swiped a chinese guy and he went mental and threw sand at the monkey. haha the monkey won!! Karen fed a couple of them with melon and they were well cute! So we toured Koh Phi Phi Don and stopped and had some food and a beach stroll and food. Then went to Pileh Cove which was awesome!! Looked so amazing! wanted to stay there! Then we went to Viking Cove which looked sweet. Then to the Famous Maya Bay where the film 'The Beach' was filmed. My pictures dont do these places justice. It was well smart. We met a few young people on the boat who were good crack and also got one hell of a speed boat ride on the way home cause of the waves but it was quality!! We loved it! So that day was probably the highlight of the trip so far!!
Karen wasnt feeling too good for the last few days in patong so we were more chilled out near the end but was still s*** hot. I went and got a shot of a machine gun!! haha!! brilliant! felt like arnie!! 'to the chopper' (said in a s*** austrian accent!). So off to koh phangan for the full moon party! its going to be epic!!