Aug 212013
 

Aside from going out to see the famous islands around Phuket, there is not a lot to see on the island itself. However, there are a number of main sights and we finally saw the last ‘big’ one the other day.

Up on the mountain overlooking the cities of Phuket is a big white Buddha. At night it is lit up and during the sunny days it shines atop the mountain. It’s kind of cool to look up at when admiring the green mountains and blue skies.

So, we decided to try to head up the mountain to see it on our little scooter. It took about a half hour and the ride was not too bad as we got to see some lovely scenery, views and cute elephants. πŸ˜‰

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18-Aug-2013 15:11, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 6.6, 6.3mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
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18-Aug-2013 15:14, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.7, 11.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
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18-Aug-2013 15:15, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 6.9, 7.9mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
 
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18-Aug-2013 15:16, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 6.6, 6.3mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
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18-Aug-2013 15:19, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
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18-Aug-2013 15:03, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.8, 12.6mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
 
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18-Aug-2013 15:29, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 6.6, 6.3mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
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18-Aug-2013 15:30, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 8.4, 18.9mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
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18-Aug-2013 15:29, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 6.6, 6.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 

It was a good short trip on the scooter and nice to complete our Phuket island sights. Of course, we have not actually gone out to see the famous islands and probably won’t on this trip, but we can now say that we’ve seen Phuket in its entirety. πŸ˜‰

In the scooter parking lot, there was this:

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18-Aug-2013 15:26, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 100
 

Most scooters can hold an entire family and there are baby seats or sometimes used for the family dog…. πŸ˜€

-T

Aug 192013
 

Just a short week left away from the desert heat and eye candy of the brown pajama people. πŸ™

The weather has been wonderful the past few days, which is awesome!

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18-Aug-2013 13:24, Apple iPad mini, 2.4, 3.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
 
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18-Aug-2013 15:05, Apple iPad mini, 2.4, 3.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
 

With lovely day weather comes beautiful sunsets. πŸ™‚

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17-Aug-2013 18:58, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 80
 
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17-Aug-2013 18:57, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 100
 
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17-Aug-2013 18:57, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 80
 

-T πŸ˜€

Aug 132012
 

Time is flying by ever so quickly and quite sadly….

The good news is that I submitted the first chapter of my dissertation a day ahead of schedule. It was probably the longest academic piece of writing I have ever done and to think that it’s only part of the entire project at 47 pages in totality. I’m not saying it’s up to scratch for quality, but at least it’s the first milestone achieved in this long doctoral journey…

With that said, I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking on the other activities of our summer holiday:

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29-Jul-2012 17:42, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.625 sec, ISO 400
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29-Jul-2012 17:42, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.625 sec, ISO 400
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29-Jul-2012 17:43, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.25 sec, ISO 400
 
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29-Jul-2012 17:49, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.25 sec, ISO 400
View from our hotel room at Lae Lay Suites
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View from our hotel room at Lae Lay Suites30-Jul-2012 04:11, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 160
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30-Jul-2012 04:12, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 5.1, 10.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 250
 
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30-Jul-2012 04:12, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 500
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30-Jul-2012 04:13, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 640
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30-Jul-2012 04:15, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
 
Elephants!
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Elephants!01-Aug-2012 01:09, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 5.5, 12.26mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 500
Lunch at Black Canyon cafe - the blueberry delight was delightful!
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Lunch at Black Canyon cafe - the blueberry delight was delightful!01-Aug-2012 01:52, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 800
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01-Aug-2012 01:53, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.167 sec, ISO 100
 
The focal point of this picture is the man in the back with no shirt on...inside the mall...
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The focal point of this picture is the man in the back with no shirt on...inside the mall...01-Aug-2012 02:18, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 4.8, 7.73mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 800
A cute baby elephant!
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A cute baby elephant!02-Aug-2012 05:20, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 5.0, 9.39mm, 0.5 sec, ISO 100
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02-Aug-2012 05:20, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 5.0, 9.39mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1250
 
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02-Aug-2012 05:21, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 5.0, 9.39mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1250
Healing up after nearly three weeks...fascinated by the spots of pigmentation coming in...
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Healing up after nearly three weeks...fascinated by the spots of pigmentation coming in...03-Aug-2012 00:56, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 800
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03-Aug-2012 00:56, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 800
 
Jul 282012
 

We’re back in Phuket and relieved after our trip to Hong Kong.

It’s been a long time since we’ve been around fast-paced and pushy people. Plus, we happened to stay in Little India/Pakistan land, which just reminded us of what we don’t like in Abu Dhabi, so that was rather unfortunate.

Therefore, we’re more than happy to be back where things are a bit more relaxed. Also, our new digs are more spacious and pretty nice overall.

My posts will now resume the mundane… πŸ˜‰

First dinner back in Phuket near Karon beach
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First dinner back in Phuket near Karon beach27-Jul-2012 15:33, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 1600
Someone is enjoying his food!
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Someone is enjoying his food!27-Jul-2012 15:34, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 1600
Our new digs - the living room
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Our new digs - the living room27-Jul-2012 16:34, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 160
 
Our new digs - bedroom to left, bathroom straight and kitchen to right
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Our new digs - bedroom to left, bathroom straight and kitchen to right27-Jul-2012 16:34, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
Our new digs - the kitchen area
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Our new digs - the kitchen area27-Jul-2012 16:34, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
Our new digs - the kitchen area
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Our new digs - the kitchen area27-Jul-2012 16:35, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
 
Our new digs - the bedroom with balcony
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Our new digs - the bedroom with balcony27-Jul-2012 16:35, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
Our new digs - the bedroom with a mock desk/dresser/etc.
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Our new digs - the bedroom with a mock desk/dresser/etc.27-Jul-2012 16:35, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 250
Our new digs - the bathroom (sink/toilet)
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Our new digs - the bathroom (sink/toilet)27-Jul-2012 16:36, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
 
Our new digs - the shower and shelves...
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Our new digs - the shower and shelves...27-Jul-2012 16:37, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
 
Jul 192012
 

Okay, so…most people who know me know that I’m not the most adept on two-wheels. I have balance problems and control issues (literally and figuratively), so these alone are bad characteristics when behind the controls of a motorized two-wheeled machine.

We had just had a lovely dinner a little north of Patong and decided to check out the Kamala beach area to see what kind of place it was. It was almost dead and not a place we would want to return to in the daylight. The bars on the main street were mostly empty except for the occasional old white expat and his Thai friend. Or, sometimes just Thais hoping for a customer to stop by for a drink or massage or something.

This was the only/most crowded bar in Kamala.
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This was the only/most crowded bar in Kamala.16-Jul-2012 06:22, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 800
 

The only attraction in Kamala is Phuket Fanta Sea. It’s their attempt at an amusement park like Disney Sea or something like that. I imagine in the high season it is a draw for the Asians and the Arabs. However, we did a drive-by…(again no video… :*( )

Too bad this is so dark, but it was a great display of a tribute to the King and Queen....
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Too bad this is so dark, but it was a great display of a tribute to the King and Queen....16-Jul-2012 06:20, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 4.5, 6.45mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 800
Don't miss your chance to see Phuket's FantaSea!
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Don't miss your chance to see Phuket's FantaSea!16-Jul-2012 06:20, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 4.5, 6.45mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 800
 

Everything was going grand. A few nights before, R had gotten me to try out driving the scooter and it went reasonably well. I did warn him that it might not be a good idea due to my track record on a bicycle, but it seemed okay. So, we decided to give it another go. Things seemed great and then we took a big turn, the front began to wobble, and panic set in….The next thing I know, we’re on the ground and I’m in pain….

It’s a long story (writing it up for later), but I was put into an ambulance and rushed to Patong Hospital. Thankfully, there were no broken bones and nothing majorly injured – just some pretty torn off skin…

So, we’re alive and well. It could have been so much worse and the timing is okay as we don’t leave until Saturday (the 21st) for Hong Kong and I should be able to walk normally again by then. Luckily, R got away with just a few minor injuries….

And then.... we survived me attempting to drive the scooter...
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And then.... we survived me attempting to drive the scooter...16-Jul-2012 08:29, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 800
He got a nice bulbous bump
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He got a nice bulbous bump16-Jul-2012 08:30, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 800
...with a little scratch (and soreness later... :*( )
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...with a little scratch (and soreness later... :*( )16-Jul-2012 08:30, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 800
 
The morning after...oozing....
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The morning after...oozing....16-Jul-2012 22:57, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 800
Went in to get the dressing redone....This was the worst of it before they cleaned it again...
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Went in to get the dressing redone....This was the worst of it before they cleaned it again...17-Jul-2012 00:06, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 5.3, 10.73mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 800
My poor knee...how many times has it been battered?
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My poor knee...how many times has it been battered?17-Jul-2012 00:06, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 4.1, 5.4mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 800
 
After return visit to get dressing changed
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After return visit to get dressing changed16-Jul-2012 14:26, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 160
This was like the stretcher they took me to the hospital on.
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This was like the stretcher they took me to the hospital on.16-Jul-2012 14:26, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 64
This is the ER waiting area for Thais - with beds outside and all!
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This is the ER waiting area for Thais - with beds outside and all!16-Jul-2012 14:27, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 80
 

The scooter needed a few touch-ups, but overall nothing too bad.

Time to fix up the scooter...
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Time to fix up the scooter...17-Jul-2012 01:00, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 800
Seems like it will be okay with a few touch-ups....
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Seems like it will be okay with a few touch-ups....17-Jul-2012 01:00, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 800
 

The moral of this story is – Never let Tara drive a two-wheeled machine…EVER! πŸ˜›

We’re just thankful it wasn’t worse. πŸ™‚

-T πŸ˜€

Jul 182012
 

The days blur together and I rarely know what day or date it is, which is how vacation should be, right? πŸ˜‰

So, sometime last week, when the weather broke (thankfully!), we went exploring the island a bit. A Thai lady recommended that we see Karon beach and others had mentioned it before. Also, one of R’s former colleagues had raved about it all the time, so we wanted to see what the fuss was about. Plus, when we were in Bali, we didn’t explore much until late in the holiday and found out that the ‘pretty’ people were staying in a whole other section of the island. We didn’t want that to happen to us again. πŸ˜‰

When we first drove through Karon, we didn’t think too much of it as it’s a quiet little town. However, when we saw the beach and sand, we realized it really was much nicer than Patong. We continued on down through Kata beach, which is literally about a minute away and scooted through that town, which was also quiet, but seemed to have a lot of good restaurants and was more family-friendly. There were also more younger people and one might even say they are ‘prettier’ than the ones we see in Patong.

After a stop for lunch, we discussed and thought that perhaps we just might think about staying there for the second half of our Phuket summer. So, we started looking around at hotels and different places….

Here’re some pics:

Off to explore the island a bit...
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Off to explore the island a bit...12-Jul-2012 00:40, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
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12-Jul-2012 01:18, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 4.6, 6.83mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 80
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12-Jul-2012 01:22, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 4.6, 6.83mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
 
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12-Jul-2012 01:22, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 5.7, 13.09mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
Karon beach
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Karon beach12-Jul-2012 00:50, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 11.0, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 160
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12-Jul-2012 00:51, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 11.0, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 160
 
Look at the clean sand!
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Look at the clean sand!12-Jul-2012 00:51, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 11.0, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 160
In front of Kata beach resort, which isn't far from Karon beach
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In front of Kata beach resort, which isn't far from Karon beach12-Jul-2012 01:08, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 4.6, 6.83mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 125
 

For some reason the videos that I took, which are more interesting are not appearing to be uploaded…Will check it out and add later if I can.

-T πŸ˜€

Jul 172012
 

I think I’ve sort of forgotten what pics I have posted and which ones I haven’t. So, there may be some repeats. For now, I’ll just put up the pics that aren’t related to anything in particular (mostly food and driving scenes!) to catch up. I’ll cover the ‘themes’ next!

The pool at B-lay Tong
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The pool at B-lay Tong02-Jul-2012 09:47, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, ISO 64
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02-Jul-2012 09:48, Apple iPhone 4S, 2.4, 4.28mm, ISO 64
The English teachers in us enjoyed the menu boo-boos
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The English teachers in us enjoyed the menu boo-boos16-Jul-2012 05:08, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 800
 
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16-Jul-2012 05:09, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1250
Missed the sunset, but it's still a nice view!
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Missed the sunset, but it's still a nice view!16-Jul-2012 05:14, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.769 sec, ISO 100
View of Patong
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View of Patong16-Jul-2012 05:14, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.625 sec, ISO 100
 
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16-Jul-2012 05:17, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.1 sec, ISO 800
Mmmm... fried crab
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Mmmm... fried crab16-Jul-2012 05:23, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 11.0, 5.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 100
Dinner! Chicken cashew nut, prawns and curry, pork egg over steamed rice and plain steamed rice.
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Dinner! Chicken cashew nut, prawns and curry, pork egg over steamed rice and plain steamed rice.16-Jul-2012 05:29, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.5 sec, ISO 100
 
Don't miss your chance to see Phuket's FantaSea!
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Don't miss your chance to see Phuket's FantaSea!16-Jul-2012 06:20, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 4.5, 6.45mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 800
Too bad this is so dark, but it was a great display of a tribute to the King and Queen....
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Too bad this is so dark, but it was a great display of a tribute to the King and Queen....16-Jul-2012 06:20, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 4.5, 6.45mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 800
This was the only/most crowded bar in Kamala.
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This was the only/most crowded bar in Kamala.16-Jul-2012 06:22, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 800
 

-T πŸ˜€

Jul 162012
 

I’m a little behind in sharing what we’ve been up to other than our daily studying, swimming and overall enjoying of vacation.

So, I’ll try to catch up a bit.

Last week, we caught a break in the rainy weather and decided to head over to Phuket Town, which is quite close in terms of distance. It was about 5km away and took just about 20 minutes to get there by scooter. We were on our way to the Bangkok-Phuket Hospital for R to get some dermatological things taken care of.

Just as we were talking about leaving, the rain returned and so we decided to get our teeth cleaned in hopes of the rain stopping before we headed back to Patong.

Dentist visit at Bangkok-Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town
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Dentist visit at Bangkok-Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town09-Jul-2012 13:13, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.1 sec, ISO 200
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09-Jul-2012 13:14, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 4.2, 18.9mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 400
 

It was a cleaning experience like none I had ever had before. Normally, I have no fears or issues with going to the dentist. They always tell me how nice my teeth are, but the lady who cleaned my teeth – old-school style – was not gentle and caused newly experienced pain. When I went to spit there was so much blood that it freaked me out. I asked her why it was so bloody and she explained that I had a lot of plaque and gingivitis. When I explained this had never happened before, she retorted by saying that most dentists don’t clean thoroughly and just scratch the surface, but it’s better to get in deep. I partially believed her and partially wanted to just not like her for the poor experience. πŸ˜‰ In any case, my teeth were cleaned and though traumatized, hopefully, are a bit healthier….

Despite a slight break in the rain, it started to pick up again, so we made a pit stop at the Tesco Lotus supermarket, which seemed to be a larger mall-like center, which we didn’t get to check out saying we’d go back another time.

That was the excitement for our day. Below are some random pics:

Very cute orange rain jacket
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Very cute orange rain jacket09-Jul-2012 14:07, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 200
this truck was loaded with people and they unloaded here
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this truck was loaded with people and they unloaded here09-Jul-2012 15:16, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 4.2, 18.9mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 200
Even in Patong, we can't escape the Arabs!
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Even in Patong, we can't escape the Arabs!09-Jul-2012 15:16, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 4.2, 26.4mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
 
Juxtaposition of covered woman checking out the VW Bug drinking bus
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Juxtaposition of covered woman checking out the VW Bug drinking bus09-Jul-2012 15:32, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.8, 12.6mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 200
Yummy, bird's nest drinks!
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Yummy, bird's nest drinks!09-Jul-2012 19:03, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 100
 
Jul 132012
 

One of our discoveries in the JungCeylong mall in Patong is The Wine Connection. When we discovered it, we thought it looked like a chain, but thought the menu looked good especially with their deal of being able to pick a bottle of wine from the shelf and drink it with your meal.

When I found a bottle of Cotes-du-Rhone there, we decided to try it out. This happens to be one of my favorite types of wine, but it is quite difficult to find, for some reason. It has a very light flavor, thus making it quite easy to drink. πŸ˜‰ However, R wasn’t as much of a fan…more for me!

Anyway, we also enjoyed some of the food and have been back. In our explorations of the island, we’ve found more branches, which means that it seems to be doing well. πŸ™‚

Here’s our first visit:

I've been wanting to drink this wine since I discovered it in NY many years ago
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I've been wanting to drink this wine since I discovered it in NY many years ago07-Jul-2012 05:43, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.4 sec, ISO 100
It's as I remembered...easy to drink (too easy!)
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It's as I remembered...easy to drink (too easy!)07-Jul-2012 05:43, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.333 sec, ISO 100
Arugula pizza
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Arugula pizza07-Jul-2012 05:44, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.333 sec, ISO 100
 
Salmon-filled ravioli
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Salmon-filled ravioli07-Jul-2012 06:39, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.167 sec, ISO 100
Bottle 2 - new white wine for me (Voignier), which was pretty good
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Bottle 2 - new white wine for me (Voignier), which was pretty good07-Jul-2012 06:40, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.4 sec, ISO 100
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07-Jul-2012 06:40, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.5 sec, ISO 125
 
Someone might be a little bit 'happy'
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Someone might be a little bit 'happy'07-Jul-2012 06:40, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.4 sec, ISO 100
The Wine Collection Deli & Bistro
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The Wine Collection Deli & Bistro07-Jul-2012 07:26, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.4 sec, ISO 100
The Wine Collection
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The Wine Collection07-Jul-2012 07:26, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.2 sec, ISO 100
 
The Wine Collection Deli & Bistro
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The Wine Collection Deli & Bistro07-Jul-2012 07:27, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.333 sec, ISO 100
Dessert - yum!
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Dessert - yum!07-Jul-2012 07:33, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.167 sec, ISO 100
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07-Jul-2012 07:34, OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. TG-610 , 3.9, 5.0mm, 0.333 sec, ISO 100
 

And, our second one:

Post tattoo drinks
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Post tattoo drinks10-Jul-2012 16:49, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 1600
and dinner
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and dinner10-Jul-2012 16:52, NIKON COOLPIX S51, 3.3, 6.3mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 1600
 
Jul 122012
 

I’m long overdue to post some pics. Sorry…

The really good news is that the rain seems to have broken for a bit and we’re back in sunny weather. The past couple of days we’ve been out on the scooter for most of the day exploring the island of Phuket. I’ll post more on that when I get the pics uploaded.

For now, it’s time to put my computer into lower temperatures before it explodes from the heat!

More to come – promise!!!

-T πŸ˜€