04.05.2011 - 09.05.2011 32 °C
After almost 3 weeks at Kata beach, Phuket. We have moved to the sleepy, tiny village – if you can call it that of - Nai Harn. Nai Harn has a clean beach, with a fairly decent swell and a great lookout point from the nearby mountain. There’s not much to do here, there are about 6 restaurants set up under umbrellas along the beach, a couple of 7/11’s and a few places selling bikinis and lilo’s etc. Our hotel is situated across the rd from the beach and is owned by French people, there are 3 restaurants and a couple of bars,t it’s all very quiet. There is a free ‘bus’ into town which is basically a ute with a roof on the back and seats. The rooms are spacious with private bathrooms, air con etc. For about $35 a night and there’s a couple of pools in case the sea is rough – which it currently is.
To be honest we haven’t done a lot since we’ve been here. Josh has made enough in poker to pay for both Singapore and the Thailand part of the holiday so far and I’ve read 7 books since the holiday started just over 1 month ago. Glyn (an old school/uni flatmate) has just had a baby boy called Theo, so that been exciting to hear about and its kinda just now hit home that we’re all getting to the age where we need to grow up. Or will have adulthood thrust upon us. Josh and I are getting married and I have a lot to organise and many of our once close friends have gone their different ways and are getting on with their own lives now. I find myself suddenly shopping for baby clothes a gifts for not one but 2 of my previous flatmates.
Water here is still totally undrinkable, but the local Rum is pleasantly drinkable and at 135 Baht or $4 for a hipflask it is a great substitute for H20 when mixed with soda. It tastes a bit like kahlua but very watered down. I’ve bought dad a hippie and will be sending it across as soon as I find a post office which may be in Hong Kong which is 3 days away.
Chances are my next post will be once we get to Hong kong and Macau for the big 30!!!