Thailand Trip - Phuket & Bangkok

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27th Feb 2014

The view, Patong Beach

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Sunset from Joe's Downstairs - Phuket (Patong

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Patong

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Lunch place at Novotel Resort, Phuket

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Restaurant in Novotel Resort, Phuket

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View from our hotel lobby, Phuket

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Wat Pho, Bangkok

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Wat Pho

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Tuktuk, Bangkok

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Seen in front of every home

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Bangkok Airport

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View from our hotel Patong, Phuket

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My trip to Thailand was my first trip abroad. In Thailand, I first visited Phuket where we stayed at Novotel Resort in Patong just in front of the Patong Beach. The view from my room was beautiful, mindblowing, just stunning - that would be the least I can say (as you can see from the pics). As I had not traveled much before, I had never seen such deep blue sea and sky ever before. It was wonderful to wake up early in the morning to see the blue glittering water and the clear blue sky. Nothing better to sooth your soul I guess! Especially if you are someone who was dying for a vacation and who has always wanted to travel and see the world. The blue of the sea and the sky would keep changing every minute as the day passed by.

On one of the evenings we went to Joe's Downstairs, a restaurant nearby, which should be boasting not only about its delicious food but also the breathtaking view of the sunset! It was just mesmerizing - you could see the sky changing its colour from deep clear blue to a mixture of bright shining yellow, orange and burning red as though the sun was burning right in front of you! That is one of the sights of Phuket I will never forget.

In Phuket everything and everyone seemed to be so relaxed. It looked like even the residents were on a vacation! - which is wonderful :)

The food was delicious - Thai chicken curry, Steamed Lemon Fish, Sticky Rice, Ice creams and their local deserts were the best. 

After Phuket we went to Bangkok, which was just a one day trip. So we decided to go to Wat Pho. The Wat pho has the single largest statue of Lord Buddha which is 43 meters long and 15 meters high - called the Reclining Buddha. Every minute spent there made the trip totally worth it! This was truly a spiritual experience.

After our much needed spiritual tour, we headed straight to my favourite spot - the local market where we shopped and shopped.

By evening we had to return back to the airport as it was time for our flight. 

This was a short and sweet trip and was a good first experience :) Looking forward to more such trips!