Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Thailand - Phuket Island

After looking through the guidebooks Kylie had a list of things to do a page long. Rather than book a tour, reluctantly Kylie agreed to my idea of commandeering a local cab driver to take us around the island to some of the places we wanted to see.

First it was off to the beaches south of Karon. After walking along this beach - Nai Harn, I just could not bare to leave it without going for a swim in the warm water. You can probably see me in the distance.
We stopped at Rawai beach to have a look around and was tempted by the look of the islands in the distance and a lot of long tail boat drivers not doing much to hop on one out to Coral Island. It was probably the best decision of the day, just look at the beach on the island below. After hiring a snorkel and goggles there was plenty of coral to see and fish to chase or for Kylie the other way around.

Being May, the weather was a little unpredictable, and the blue skies above clouded over to form a torrential tropical downpour at Wat Chalong temple, the largest temple in Phuket. A really impressive place of worship.
Finally we braved the rain to see a nice waterfall in the hinterland.
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