So we arrived in Patong Beach in Phuket (where the tsunami hit) and found it to be very much like Ibiza - although i have never been there!! We stayed for 2 nights in this hotel/shed, and have now moved onto Karon Beach - it is nicer, less touristy but the prices are still more suited to the Yacht Club...
So on the first day in Phuket we headed down to the beach, had a swim in the crystal clear water, and had a sunbathe...... at this point I think the hole in the ozone moved from Australia to Phuket Beach.... i've never been burnt anything like this. I look like I have had botox with tomato juice... my forehead, nose and cheeks have swollen up so much i can't actually smile. There is no way you guys are seeing any photos of Phuket with me in them!!
We have just booked ferry tickets to Phi Phi Island for tomorrow morning, it has cost us 300 baht, around 2 GBP i think. It is supposed to take 2 hours max - lets wait and see shall we??
We are currently staying in beach bungalows across the road from the ocean - they are lovely, we are paying 4 GBP per night, although last night we were lying in bed drifting off to sleep and there were the loudest fireworks i have ever heard just outside our room. We were both too frightened to move - I thought it was gunfire, Em thought it was a tsunami knocking down trees and buildings - when it happened the second time i shot out of bed and opened the door, but there was nothing there - weird!!
Today we have lazed around on the beach, altough i was mummified in towels and sarongs to keep the sun out, we went into the beach and giant waves kept sucking us out to sea and spitting us back on the sand like in Madagascar - it was great fun although i nearly lost my hat which hasn't left my head all day!!
That's enough for now as i hate these foreign keyboards so much.
Bye bye!! xx