Stayed at Asialoop G-hotel (not sure why this name), opened by an Italian that probably has a Thai girl friend or sort. Never really see much of him, think he is not sober half the time anyways.
Not much place to eat around the hotel, and Patong beach is like a 15min walk under the hot sun.
We Asians are like a minority here, westerners roam around this place like Key west in their rented motorbike, mopads, whatever you call it. I think it is really scary for them to ride these bikes around here, as the road are narrow and they are used to driving on the right side of the road in their home country.
Had to fill the stomach, so ended up eating Fuji at Jungceylon Mall in Patong Beach, which was really not that great compare to our Sushi King and Sakae Sushi while cost more. (Bento + Yakiniku + Garlic fried rice + 2 drinks = 650baht)
It is really hot like KL, ate DQ at the end in the same mall.
We spend quite a bit of our time wandering in the small 7-eleven next door, replenishing our water supplies, get our nata de coco yoghurt, hot ham cheese and egg toast for breakfast.
Rented a Suzuki 4x4 that is very bad shape for 1000 baht and drove around the whole of Phuket, took nice pictures at Cape Panwa (about 10km from Phuket town)
We then ate Sizzler (our favorite joint in Thailand) at Central Festival Phuket, which is like a 13km drive from Patong Beach.
The mall offer free parking, so it is good.
Sizzler is really big with the westerners and locals! Order your main course, and the salad bar is eat all you want!
I had my ever favorite BBQ glazed smoked pork ribs, which really is great everytime I eat it. Two person eating here spent 1200baht
Next day, while we still have the Suzuki 4x4, we drove to the sourthern most point, passby a lookout point at Karon - Kathu Beach.
And took more photos at the Cape Promthep. As usual, VERY HOT!
Next day, had enough of feeding the Suzuki 4x4 more than 1000bath worth of petrol for a mere 250km drive, we decided to take the Toyota Yaris for 1100baht.
Drove a scenic drive from Phuket to Krabi, it was really awesome!
Had a tough time finding for food in Ao Nang Beach, Krabi coz Mark can't decide what he wants. Ended up eating The Pizza Company, that was not cheap. (Medium Pizza + Bread stick + 2 drinks = 600Baht).
Anyways, we had a great massage at a rather professional looking place named Sophie (owner had her cert on the shop window front!) for 200baht/hour. So it was good.
Drove around a bit more, went to a spooky lookout point that has all the looking spot covered by trees, and return to Ao Nang for dessert at Tante's before driving 3hours back to Patong, Phuket.
Lucky have filled up the car with petrol (This time spent 1000baht for 600km drive) at Krabi, as after 9pm all the petrol kiosk are close all along our drive back to Phuket!
Arrived Patong at 12 midnight, only to realize that we still haven't had dinner. Was upset cannot find a cheap road side thai food that is authentic, we start roaming around a little until we found this roadside place at rat-u-thit road. Had 3 dish + very tasty tomyam seafood for 310baht, a price that I am finally familiar with?
We spent our last day in Phuket at the Central Phuket Festival again, had Swensen, and another even better thai massage in the mall. There are two cheaper massage place right under the 3 floor food court and we tried one of them for 200baht/hour, it was better than the one we had in Ao Nang.
My thought about Phuket? Over priced food / lodging that is meant to slaughter the westerners. I think next time I will just plainly go Bangkok to get my massage fix. Heh.