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Phuket - Patong Beach

Day 4

sunny 32 °C

A busy day today. Spent the morning shopping - got a few bargains. We had a quick lunch and then headed off to the beach. Unlike Bail you have to pay to sit on the beach chairs - although it is not expensive. The water is nice but doesn't seem to be as warm as before.

After dinner we went out and to our luck there was a festival on that night. The Loy Krathong Festival -

Under the full moon, Thai's float way onto waterways, Krathongs, small lotus shaped banana leaf boats, containing a lighted candle, glowing incense, a flower and a small coin to honour water spirits and to wash away the past years sins.

We watching a dancing show - lots of 'ladyboys' and then we headed of for a drink at one of the bars. There are lots of bars but unfortunately most of them cater to men - sadly there seems to be an awfully large amount of prostitution in Phuket. Phuket doesn't come alive til after 11pm so it was our first real late night escapade.


Posted by jess_capri 23:59 Archived in Thailand

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