An overview of where we went, where we stayed, and what we did during our 12-day Southeast Asia trip. Plus some tips for families traveling with toddlers!
Since Rowjie and I had plenty of time to see, visit, or do whatever that we could while we were in Phuket, we decided to just go to Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, Phuket Weekend Market, and Old Town. We first went to Big Buddha.
If you’ve already been in a tiangge, then you’ve been to Phuket Weekend Market; the only difference is that the vendors speak a different language and ask for a payment in different currency.
I was really dismayed with Patong, Maya Bay, Bangla Road, and everything about Phuket but I gave it a second chance. And it wasn’t bad at all because I definitely enjoyed this second visit.
The Mayan calendar wasn’t exactly accurate when it said that we should be gone by the 21st of December last year. But come to think of it. What if doomsday is really just around the corner? Are we going to survive it or should we just accept our fate that is death? Now, here are a few handy tips on how to survive the apocalypse called Patong, The heart of Phuket’s nightlife.
I have been a Catholic since Lord knows when and went to Catholic schools with conservative teachings and rules all my life. My everyday experiences as a grown-up changed my faith a bit but I still remain a follower of The Creator. I am not practicing as what others call it. Considering myself as liberal and open to a lot more possibilities and ideas (but that’s a different story), imagine the horror I faced upon setting feet in Bangla Road, the heart of Phuket’s nightlife. Now let me give you an idea on how Bangla Road looks like, especially at night.
Dear Maya, How are you? You might think that I am mad writing this letter but you gotta read. I first saw you on a movie house when I was still what, 13 or 14. I remember you were wearing your pearl white dress with a bright blue scarf. Virgin-like, I thought. The green mighty buildings surrounding you boasted of protecting your innate beauty. The people, well, they were just there to praise your wonders. They say that this film did you no justice and only, if not ruined, abused you. That didn’t matter to me. I was in love with you. Since then, seeing you in person has been one of my ultimate dreams. See 0:41 – 1:27