At the moment, after three flights, and travelling for twenty-one hours, I’m not sure whether it’s today, yesterday, or tomorrow. Nevertheless, here we are in Phuket, and I thought I’d share a few pics, taken very haphazardly on our journey.
I just caught the setting sun with my iPhone, before we were told to close the window shutters.
We flew from Johannesburg to Bangkok on ‘Thai Air’. The seats really ‘hit’ you as you walk onto the plane. Instead of being the usual dull grey or blue, they alternate in bright purple, pink, and yellow. The lovely hostesses, In their colourful silk suits, greet you with the traditional ‘wai’, which consists of a slight bow, with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion, and a beautiful smile.
I didn’t sleep at all on the flight, as we had dinner not long after lunch time, and then the lights went off as though it were bedtime. Of course my body clock was not so easily fooled, and refused to pretend it was night time. By the time my watch declared that it was time to sleep, I could smell the coffee being heated up for breakfast, so that was the end of that.
The new Bangkok International airport, is called Suvarnabhumi, meaning “golden land.” There are so many orchids to be seen everywhere, even in the restrooms. Hubby told me that the men don’t get any in theirs. If I was a guy, I think I’d want to know why. ;(
In this pic, you can see the pink seats in one of the airport lounges. Pink and purple seem to be favourite colours here.
From Bangkok, we took a one hour connecting flight to Phuket, where after finding our driver amongst the throng of other placcard-waving guys, and then, we were whisked off to the resort, at terrific speed. The roads are full of motorbikes and mopeds, some with only two people, but usually with more. We saw quite a few with mother, father and a small child sitting up front; no crash helmets! There was even one moped with four young women squeezed up on the seat. You can even ride side-saddle! Sadly. but not surprisingly, we did see an accident, and a woman was sitting in the road, lucky to be alive after being thrown off.
After unpacking, we went down to have a late lunch, and I then sat sipping a Pina Colada on the deck overlooking the trapeze area. There were several youngsters having a quick lesson before venturing up the ladder. It really looks like there’s not much to it, as long as you can get your feet through your hands and hook the back of your knees over the bar. The falling into the net looks like a breeze too). I didn’t however, see anyone who looked older than twenty-five, and certainly there no grannies doing their Tarzan act up there.
We had a great meal this evening, with lots of delicious Thai dishes to choose from, and although it’s not very late, we’re both really tired, so will get an early night.
So,that was my today, which is now yesterday, as I lost my post last night, but clever hubby found it again for me this morning. Today, which is now yesterday, looks rather overcast at the moment, but I’m sure it will brighten up later. I slept quite well last night, and am off for breakfast, after which, we will take a taxi into Patong to do a bit of exploring.
( Here in Thailand, we are now 5 hours ahead of South Africa, and 11 hours ahead of the USA, where it’s still Sunday evening,)
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