Nat and Beck Go Large!
Set off from Koh Phangan at stupid o'clock yesterday morning and got the ferry to Don Sak, where we were piled onto a coach to take us to Surat Thani. Got dropped off in some random temple, then were piled into a tuk-tuk to the coach "station" (which was some random office). It then took another 3 hours on a mini-bus before we arrived in Phuket, where we were hoping for a bit of sun, seeing as Phuket is on a totally different coast to the islands. As we pulled into Phuket, it started raining - HOW RUUUDDDE!!! Think we're destined to be whiter than white Pommies when we get to Oz! Trekked around Phuket town on advice from our trusty Lonely Planet guide, and ended up in the guesthouse where they filmed "The Beach". Two double beds in the room, but bathroom is too minging for words, and the walls between the rooms don't quite reach the floor, so we're moving to the beach. Also moving cos it cost us 300 baht to get home in a tuk-tuk last night - don't tell you that in the Lonely Planet!! Feel sooo let down! We can now say we stayed in "The Beach" guesthouse, but also can warn others not to go there!! Last night, we went to Patong Beach, where all the action (i.e. bars) seems to be, ended up in some Aussie bar where the band managed to massacre The Eagles, Kylie and Ricky Martin all in the space of half an hour! She did a great Tina Turner though. Keep your fingers crossed that the sun comes out for us!!!