December 18, 2013

Phuket (Day 1 and 2, 17 & 18 Dec 2013)

We're here in sunny Phuket to spend some quality time with the girls and also to minimize having to do housework while Geraldine's on home leave! Poor Noah is back in Singapore while we say hello to the sun, sand and sea!
Home for the next few days is the Holiday Inn Resort Patong which is pretty kid friendly, especially since they have a kids club and kids eat free all the time. Plus it's just across the road from Patong Beach! 
We took a late afternoon flight yesterday and by the time we reached the hotel, it was dark and so we just ate in.

This morning en route to breakfast, we got to see more of the hotel and the girls were thrilled to find that the hotel's ponds are full of tiny little frogs. That should keep them busy...spotting frogs! After breakfast we went to recce the beach and the kids picked up some seashells. Didn't linger but instead we went back to the room to change because they wanted to swim in the kids pool.
After swimming, we headed out to have lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe which was just opposite the hotel. Then we started browsing the street shops and Nick found a tailor to make some pants.
Nat is very happy on this trip because I allowed her to paste nail stickers on her fingers but they won't last very long. We had dinner at a deserted restaurant along Patong, local food on this stretch ain't that cheap by Thai standards. 
During dinner we spotted sky lanterns being released and that's just what we did once we had finished our meal. The girls had their Rapunzel/Tangled moment! 

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