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Searching for paradise

Since we cancelled our trip to Bali to try to save some money, we wanted to find a beautiful beach in Thailand for a couple of weeks. We left Bangkok on a bus headed for the island of Phuket (that's Poo-ket) and twenty-four hours later finally managed to arrive at Patong Beach. Paradise it is NOT. So we are here for two nights while we search the nearby beaches for something less crowded and maybe with a few actual Thai restaurants. Less leathery skinned Europeans in unfortunately skimpy swimsuits would be nice. Fewer ridiculous backpackers in their required ridiculous backpacker "costumes" partying in the streets would also be a plus. White sand, amazing clear water, peace, quiet, and no cigarette smoke...is that too much to ask? Let you know how the search goes!

Posted by Pelham Family 19:07 Archived in Thailand

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LOL! Great descriptions! And, I'm glad you added the pronunciation for Phuket....;-)

by Kathy

I must chuckle at THIS version. It's pretty watered down from the email you sent me. LOL I especially liked the part about the lady on the crowded bus who decided to use your armrest to sit on, leaning on YOU as her back support. I would have liked to have seen that. How terrible! Oh, the stories you can tell! xoxo

by MOM

Have you tried Kata Beach? I heard it is more mellow -- just south of Phuket.

by annevl

We wish you a Happy New Year and lots of fun!!! Logan was roller skating and said Bailey had taught her to skate, and she misses her.
Casey and Kayden say Hi too!

by Nadine and Logan

Hi Logan and Nadine! So nice to hear from you. I bet Logan is an expert skater now!
Anne, We checked out both Kata and Karon beaches. They seem a little more mellow only in that the crowd seems a little older - probably not so much partying. But they definitely are not less crowded and since the crowd is a little older everything is a little more upscale and pricey. We went a little farther south to Yanui. Only a couple places to stay and one restaurant. Only problem is that tons of people come in on their rented scooters for the day to escape the crowd at Kata! Oh well, I set my sights too high when I was picturing Swiss Family Robinson :)

by Pelham Family

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