Asia | South East Asia | Thailand | South Thailand – hat yai & phuket
i left kota bharu on a bus to sungai kolok and crossed the boarder on foot into thailand them caught a minibus to hat yai, where i spent the night. the following morning i caught a coach to pucket and spent the night in pucket town. the next day i went to patong and found myself a very good room for 300 baht a night.
i have had a good look around and have chosen a good dive outfit and am looking to get a tattoo. Patong is a very strange mix, the beaches are fantastic, the people are very friendly and are easy to chat to. the food is fantastic and the night life exotic.
i went diving around phi phi island which was great, and have hired a motorbike to get around, visiting the gibbon rehabilitation center and a butterfly park ! i have even been on an elephant trek.went to the aquarium only to find it closed for renovation till next year.
i have made a few new friends and have a new travelling companion, and will be going north to see more of the country later today.