Thursday, 18 January 2018

Day 1: Phuket

We were supposed to go to Bali for our first ever family trip overseas! Unfortunately, Mount Agung begged to differ and didn't allow us entry sigh! Thankfully, after all the refunds and whatnots, we were able to re-book to Phuket instead. So here we are... our first ever family trip to Phuket and here's day 1... waiting to board our early flight!

Upon reaching Patong, we decided to head to Banzaan Market after checking in to the hotel for lunch as we were so famished! Loving all those fresh, yummy seafood at such an affordable price albeit the haggling!

After having our tummy filled to the brim, we walked around Junceylon Mall.

By evening, Angels were excited to head back to the hotel to go for a dip in the swanky hotel's pool!
After a refreshing dip and freshening up, we headed to the night market outside Banzaan Market for dinner! There were many local varieties including Khao Kha Moo, chicken rice, seafood, etc... so we tapao and ate by the veranda like how the other locals did LOL! Unfortunately, no photos as we were struggling to eat and hold our styrofoam boxes with care... except for dessert, this knocked up mixed ice-cream!
Once we were done checking everything here, we headed back to our hotel as we were just too tired then. This time around, we stayed at Forty Winks Hotel. A quaint, steam-punk design hotel with friendly staffs. FYI, we booked our rooms via Agoda. When we arrived, we were upgraded for free as apparently the rooms we wanted were fully booked! We were so grateful for this! Though small, they also have a 'working' swimming pool which was a huge plus point! I was so in awe with the unique facade and design... especially our room as you can view the photos below! Another plus point, it's just a 10 mins walk to Jungceylon and 15 mins to Bangla Street! So convenient, no hassle to roam around the busy town by foot! I may be singing praises here of the hotel but rest assured, it wasn't because of the free upgrade. The hotel itself was truly great overall and I liked it a lot!

Next: day 2 in Patong

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