The food market. Everything here is delicious and as Thai as possible. My personal love is frescoes, Pad Tai and Tom Yam.
It’s my favorite dish in Phuket.
Where else would you eat so much fresh seafood at a fraction of the cost of a glass of Flat white?
Next to the market was a thai man who brought a whole body of juicy pineapples. The cost of one — $1. It was the most delicious and sweetest pineapple of my life. It was only worth the trip to Thailand.
Thai people are very fond of stylizing their restaurants. They professionally combine the mismatched.
Street food tent in Patong: menu with bright and big pictures, very cheap and very tasty, free wi-fi, fan. The owner of the tent – rests nearby. While you’re eating, a rat runs past your two palms long.
First you get scared, then you get used to it.
For lovers of «homeland», there’s McDonald’s. I first saw such a small accommodation as a cigarette stand.
In Phuket, there is a tourist city called Patong. It has the dirtiest beach, but what can you do, it is still beautiful.
Ordinary tourists will be satisfied with what they have.
But a real traveler will not sit in a hotel, but will take a scooter and go in search of a truly heavenly place.
And will admire fantastic sunsets of absolutely inexpressible beauty.
Famous Thai wires.
Each Thai leads to his or her home with a separate wire. The result is spaghetti from the wires.
Evacuation plan during the tsunami.
Thai children. Girls. If they don’t study well, you know where they have to work.
Everybody rides scooters in Phuket. Two traffic lights to the whole island. Everyone rides as they please. I’ve only seen the cops watching traffic once – near the police station.
Rent a scooter for a day costs $10.
Fuel for refueling is sold every kilometre. In glass bottles or vending machines.
There are washing machines outside. In the front left — scooter fuel bottles.
There are also little machines – knock-knock. They’re ordered at night for big, drunk companies. Equipped for true partyers – powerful loudspeaker system, light music, etc.
The cost of travel on a knock-knock, approximately as a bike rental for 3 days – $ 30.
In the daytime, knock-knock drivers have a rest.
The most popular “big” car in Phuket is a Toyota Hilax pickup truck. And in general, all Toyota cars. People are always transported in the back.
We’re going to the highest point in Phuket, where the Big Buddha is built. The view is spectacular.
A reminder to remember to get stuck.
Seven minutes of happy meditation.
All the furniture that stands outside and looks like wood is not really wood. All this — made of concrete.
It’s customary to walk around without shoes in the room.
The hotel room has a sign that says that prostitutes leave their passports at reception before they come up to your room with you.
They print scary pictures on cigarettes.
We choose barbershop to be the most beautiful person at the party.
Let’s go to the most hangout street in Patong — Bangla Road.
It’s all the same as it was on Wolfing Street in Pattaya: Ping-pong shows, prostitutes, nightclubs, transvestites… Total debauchery, which in 15 minutes starts to give you a headache.
It’s literally the same thing.
It seems as if I didn’t leave Pattaya.
Will I go back to Thailand again? Definitely, yes.
Except it won’t be Phuket, it will be another paradise island.