Nat and Beck Go Large!
This will be our last postcard from Thailand, as we're moving onto Malaysia tomorrow (buses permitting, so crap here!). We've just had our last supper in Thailand, chicken wings and pasta, very local to the culture! Since our last entry, we've moved to Patong beach, where we struggled to find a room, and have ended up staying in the gay quarter - didn't realise til we saw men walking round holding hands though! The sun also came out for a couple of days, we took full advantage and are looking very stripy! (but better than being totally white!) However, the rain came back again today, so sleep has been the main activity undertaken this afternoon. Phuket, we have discovered, very much caters to the male gender, so is perfect for a lads holiday. Sadly, those "qualities" are lost on us girlies, so we have spent most nights admiring the ladyboys' outfits - totally fabulous darling!!! The strip of bars is a neon mass of gyrating girls and ladyboys, dancing on podiums and the bar top - can't see us doing that in the Priory!! Highlight of Phuket?? The totally disillusioned men who have insisted on talking to us, not realising we were laughing AT them, and not with them! First up was Emile, who seemed very flattered that Becky had named her car after him. Next, was David, aka Star of David, of which he had a tattoo to make him "kosher" for his Jewish girlfriend. Finally, there was Eddy, manager of one of the bars, who at least bought us a couple of beers and a meal (which was well minging, fatty pork!), but not so subtley sent a couple of lesbians over to talk to us (no idea why, but this is the 2nd time we've been assumed as lesbians). We'll have to take some tips from the ladyboys on how to dress and do our make-up, can only think the rough traveller look is what's provoking this insane idea!!