Thursday - 26/06We travelled from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket on Thursday afternoon. Our ferry was the best we had been on thus far. It had comfy seats, a real toilet (with toilet paper) and, to our absolute delight, free doughnuts and fruit! Best ferry ride ever!!!!
Although we knew that Patong beach was the tourist/party place to stay in Phuket, we were looking for a place to reboot and reload after our island shenanigans so we opted for the cheaper and quieter Old Phuket Town area.
We needed to catch up on a little admin, researching our upcoming Malaysia trip and updating the blog (our fans were getting restless - especially Griff, Tiss and Robs), so we went in search of an internet cafe. All the internet cafes we have been to thus far have had a maximum of 3 computers, with slow internet and an old lady (who doesn't even know what Twitter is) at the front desk so we were expecting much of the same here...but boy were we wrong! We walked into a cyberspace battle field where an army of nerdy Asian teenagers had armed themselves with mouse-swords and keyboard-shields and were lan'ed up, ready for war against fantasy characters from other galaxies! The whole room was a buzz with keyboards being smashed and mouse buttons being frantically clicked - it was fantastic! At the front counter instead of an old lady, sat The King of the Nerds! They had everything an avid gamer could hope for - fast internet and food - chips, coldrink and even pot noodles (hot water and everything)! Needless to say we were able to get all our technology related activities sorted and even made it to the 2am closing time - yip, we be white and nerdy!
Friday - 27/06
Tiger KingdomJoy was so super excited to meet her favourite animal in the world - the mighty cat that swims - the tiger!
Her love for these striped kitties had stemmed from watching the Disney movie Aladdin in her youth (and maybe even once or twice in adult life).
|Jasmine and Rajah|
We were able to walk around the area and watch all the different sized tigers in action, but we really wanted to meet the big ones! They were truly massive! Joy was so excited! Her dream was finally going to come true!!!
|Roxy's favourite Tiger|
|Smile for the camera|
|We had heard that some places drug the tigers to make them docile for the tourists, but as you can see by these eyes, this big guy is fully alert|
|Tying out the tiger moustache style|
|Aah...it moves by itself!!!|
|Hmm...tasty tiger tail!|
|Grrrr...we be wild|
|Poi Poi taking a poo poo in the pool!|
|Tiger pillow selfie!|