Day 9-10 (April 10-11, 2011)
After the first week having been dedicated to diving, the 2nd week gets kicked off by meeting up with some for fellow travelers: Kirk and my parents!
Kirk is waiting at Patong pier as we get back from the boat, ready to jump in the van with us to go to the Twin Palms resort for Sunday Brunch, where my parents are joining us as well. Together with Thien, Miz, Renee, Dave and Dan, we’re all enjoying a great meal before we head up to the JW Marriott/Phuket Beach Club for a week of relaxation!
Monday morning is here before you know it … and we have a full schedule for today! But it’s all fun! Packed in a mini van, Kristina, Clae, Kody, Wes, Heidi, Rainer, Kirk & I (plus our driver) are heading south to Kata, where the Kok Chang Safari elephant ride awaits. With its beautiful (and huge) animals ready for us, we head up the hills through the jungle, to the view point, where Wes and Kirk then jump into their respective “driver seats” and we’re heading back down the hill.
Next, we’re off to Kata Beach, where we say Good Bye to Thien, before hitting the shops at Karon Beach. Souvenirs anyone!?
Our lunch stop is the Natural Restaurant in Phuket Town, with more great Thai Food. And since time flies when you’re having fun, it is almost 3pm when we’re done … time to head to the airport and drop off Wes, who is flying back that evening.