Monday, July 21, 2008

Day 1 of My Phuket Trip

Phew~after working for like N years only can sponsor myself a 2-way cheap flight tickets to Phuket! lol...say until I have been working like 10 years, lol...anyway was happy that I could finally get out of Kuala Lumpur for vacations (*joyful smile*). At the same time, greedy me is planning to conquer all the cities that could be reached by Air Asia (*laugh inside my heart*), of course if only I have the money AND a travel partner who loves camwhoring :D

Eddie and I in the Airasia bus that transferred us from KL Sentral to the LCCT airport. One way at RM 9 each. FYI, of course there are other buses providing the same service at cheaper price, like RM 8. Quality is about the same but Airasia has got the brand name *_*

You know this was my first time flying with Air Asia!! So excited! lol...not like I never take economic airlines before, I used to fly with easyJet and Ryanair 3 years back while travelling in Europe. Ok, I know I'm always talking about the pass & imagine myself sleep until the glaring lights of the sun shine into my window only I reluctantly wake up (My type of rooster or alarm clock back then...haha)! So nice! and yes I know unhealthy lifestyle :( hehe...Of course there are tons of other good memories!! Now, I'm forced to wake up early to work, so kesian (pitiful), ok it's a healthy lifestyle I know and it's what a adult should be practising! *_* what about lazy adults like myself, am I exempted??! (*laugh*)

Me, camwhoring wherever I go. Oh I know I'm pretty, but can you please don't concentrate on me?! (*guffaw*) Check out the background instead. Because it's cheap and so you must expect that the airport is also crowded too.

Well, Air Asia, nothing to be proud of because Carrie Bradshaw won't take Air Asia anyway :D not like it's MAS, British Airways and certainly it's not American Airlines. Nonetheless, one thing that makes it special is because I'm the one who sponsoring myself!! Powerful isn't it?! Nope...
Well, what to do? I'm neither Amber Chia nor Kenny Sia and obviously I'm not anywhere near to Karpal Singh. So, put your hands up and give me a big hand. Thank you (*lol*)

Me, closing my eyes smiling and posing for a camera in front of the Air Asia air bus before boarding. Camera man is not other but Eddie. Never mind because I was in good mode. Perhaps we should hire a professional photographer when two of us go on trip. Of course when two of us are rich enough to hire one, and by that time you won't be seeing us taking Air Asia. Maybe we'll take MAS, then again they don't board the plane in this way, ok. So pointless. Hey, private jet maybe! lol ok I should stop dreaming. But one won't be successful without dreams ok! so justifiable :P (*tougue out*)

Taking picture inside the plane. Again please don't just focus on me, check out the background instead! :P See, it's a new plane and the seats are made of leather, joking. Don't expect leather for god sake, PVC is good enough already! especially when it's NEW!

Since food is not provided, Eddie, being still hungry after having his noodles at home, ordered a set of Nasi Lemak which comes in with a cup of green tea at RM 10 and because he didn't really feel like taking green tea, he ordered another canned Ice lemon tea at RM 5. So now you know who is spendthrift. (*lol*) hahaha...

The nasi lemak comes in 3 pieces of small chicken and some standard nasi lemak ingredients. To be frank, the portion is too small I think I myself can finish 3 sets! haha don't expect it to be delicious, you only order because you are hungry.

It took us about one and a half hours to reach Phuket. Almost reaching Phuket, take a look out the window. The view is mesmerizing! Seriously!! Other than the beautiful blue sky and cotton candy cloud, you can also spot the small green islands and the dark blue/turquoise sea!

I was totally enthralled by the view!

Not long later, we finally reached Phuket!! Yeah!! Then after checking the passport by the immigration officer, I saw lots of free maps for the tourists!! Frankly speaking I was very excited at first! I thought it would be useful during my trip and obviously I was wrong! I thought it would be useful because last time while I backpacked around Europe without a map, you'll be lost in the city. Cab is available but very expensive. The map costs around 2 Euro to 5 Euro and with the help of it you could reach many tourist attractions by foot or by public transport like a train. Here in Phuket, like other south east asia countries including Malaysia (Singapore is an exception) without a car or motorcycle, you'll be dead!

Still inside the airport, Eddie wanted to buy red wine for us to enjoy during the trip (thanks hubby for that lovely thoughts*) and he saw one at approximately 2000 Bath and asked my opinion.

I said no and asked him to take the one in year 2004 at about 700 Bath. Sure it doesn't taste as nice as the 2000 Bath one but who cares as long as it's cheaper (Maybe next time when price is not an issue we'll take the 2000 (add as many 0 behind as u like :P) Bath one! See, you know who is spendthrift now! haha...I praise myself that I'm a more prudent consumer and I know Eddie on the other hand will definately defend himself that he won't pay RM 200 for a dress! *_* (*deep breath, I WANT TO SAVE MORE*)

It's me again. To the right, you'll see the Denmark guy, guess he must be thinking why was I taking picture everywhere! lol...and to the left, a Thai guy who provided the transfer service to Phuket Town by van which both of us were taking (at 100 Bath each, not bad huh?!).

Somewhere in the Town.

Half way in our journey from airport to Phuket Town, I only came to realise that if I stay in Karon Beach, I should direct go to Karon from the airport. The Denmark guy explained to us. So well, we both paid another 150 Thai Bath each to travel from the Town to Karon! haha...I was so 'smart'! I thought there would be a lot of buses to travel to Karon from the Town.

The shape of cotton candy at Phuket is different from ours!!

Okay never mind look at the bright side, I enjoyed the sightseeing at Phuket Town!

The hotel lobby.

Finally reached our hostel, Legends Guesthouse and Bar. It costed us 800 Bath per night!

A very nice place to stay! Great location (near to Karon Beach), clean, reasonable price! :D satisfied!

It is like a 3 star hotel except that there is no carpet on the floor. There is a vanity table, small dining table, nice fan...

A fringe, wardrobe, safety box, TV and an air-con!

Bathroom is clean except that the toilet seat is a lil wear and tear. Plus, you couldn't turn the hot shower to the hottest mode or else the electricity will go off totally (Ya, I love HOT hot shower). It doesn't matter because most people wouldn't turn to the hottest mode and Eddie said I was crazy for making the electricity went off for 3 times (by turning to the hottest mode).

Karon Seafood Restaurant!

and later on it's time for dinner. Since both of us was exhausted of the travelling, we walked 30 seconds to the restaurant opposite our lodging for dinner at Karon Seafood!

Some seafood in display outside the restaurant. Heh Heh, I'm eating you guys later!! Drooling!

Check out the interior design of the restaurant!

Decent place to dine! There were a lot of tourists dining here as well!!

Everything here has been commercialised to cater for the needs of tourists!

The cover of the menu is made of wood!

So many spices also! to cater for the needs of the tourists from different corners of the world!

Coconut juice at 70 Bath, mineral water at 30 Bath. We didn't order beer although it's cheap in Phuket! Here in the restaurant I saw 3/4 pint of beer costs only 40 Bath! RM 4 only in a decent restaurant! Cool huh! Where else can you find in a restaurant at KL?!

Cunning look...heh heh...Mr. Prawn and Mr. Lobster, I'm getting ready to eat you all!! Joking, lobster is not cheap also over there, so we didn't order!

30 Bath for a plate of white rice is expensive! Blame it on the angmo tourists making the price goes up! Haha!

As usual, 3 dishes and 3 plates of rice for the 2 of us!

This plate of fried rice with crab meat tastes good! 80 Bath.

Tom Yum Kung at 120 Bath.

Our favourite Tom Yum Kung with Seafood!! Drooling now!! Delicious!! OMG!! I miss it so much now!! There are prawns, slices of mushrooms, calamari, cauliflower!! One thing I hate about blogging of the Tom Yum Kung is because it makes me feel hungry without fail!!

Coconut Milk Soup in Young Coconut Bowl with Seafood at 150 Bath. It's nice and it has the same ingredients as the Tom Yam Kung. We shouldn't order this because it doesn't go well with our Tom Yam Kung that has a taste of santan (which is made from Coconut). Too much coconut already! :P

A plate of morningglory with olyster sauce and chilli paste at 95 Bath! Nice dish!

After dinner, we walked around the neighbourhood and bought some stuff at the mini market opposite our lodging. So convenient! 1.5 litre of mineral water at 18 Bath, Tiger at 29 Bath, Heineken at 40 Bath (because it's so cheap!!), Facial wash at 57 Bath (I forgot to bring mine) and crewing gum at 10 Bath.

The massage room.

After that, we went for Thai massage behind our lodging. It costs only 200 Bath for an hour! So cheap! How I wish I can have them at KL at such a price!! so I could visit once a week to pamper myself! (*imagine myself being massaged now*)

After massage, we saw a Thai guy selling banana pancake at 30 Bath!! and so we bought one to try!! A chocolate flavour one!

Very delicous lo!! Look at him cooking the pancake! Such a professional pancake maker! I notice his face is quite leng chai also! Haha

One of his customer, an Australian even tipped him 1000 Bath (RM 100) because he was too satisfied with the pancake!! The Australian added on that 1000 Bath is nothing to him (*Eyes rolling up and down*)

After eating the delicious pancake, I took a picture of the reflection of myself in front of the mirror on the back of the wardrobe door before I went to bed!

So tata. See you guys on Day 2! Goodnight!

1 comment:

yinEver said...

hahaa...the pancake guy leng chai meh?