Wednesday, May 13, 2009
day 1 : Phuket Town
My 1st day in Thai and it was raining very hard when I arrived at the bus station in the town. Me and the other girl from Canada (Jen) were waiting there for several minutes until we could walked and looking our map for a hostel name Phuket Backpacker. Apparently it was very famous hostel in the town, and nice place too!
The room is very clean, there's a big LCD TV downstair where we could watch DVD and free internet access for all. The mixed dormitory room (contains of 4 bunk-beds) costs 200b/ night. They also have comprehensive informations about tour / boat trip to the islands around Phuket.
165 Ranong rd. Maung T. Thaladyai
right in front of Thai Airways office, not very far from the market
(if you take a songthaew, it will cost 10b from the bus station to the place.)
I would definitely coming back for this place ! Highly recommended !
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My room-mate (besides Jen, of course) was Patrick, 19 y.o guy from Manchester, England. We're having conversation til very late at night and he showed us pictures from his trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. It was sooooo amazing ....
Me and Jen also met up and having dinner with another friend (from Couchsurfing) Carlos, he's from Ekuador but currently staying in Phuket for studying. Thanks Carlos ! It was a very nice dinner, my 1st time real Pad-Thai and only cost me 35b :-)