The girlfriend and I aren't exactly the most energetic people around. Chill is the keyword for our holidays as we take our time visiting two, at most three places in a day.
While Phuket is probably known for its sandy beaches and pockets of islands, we played no watersports and visited none of them. The above picture was probably the closest shot we got to the water, preferring to just stroll along and look for a cafe instead. Told ya we were chill.
Nightlife is aplenty at Patong Beach, as you can opt to catch a match at the boxing stadium or drink till gone at Soi Bangla. Erm, we'll pass. A cocktail at the resort's lounge followed by a movie marathon sounds challenging already.
Call us spoilt city-dwellers, but mega malls do have their draw. Jungceylon is the biggest mall at Patong side (Old Phuket side has Central Festival Phuket) where you could easily spend an entire afternoon window shopping, going for cheap facials/massage and just have a cuppa to see the world goes by.
Foodies at heart, we did take the effort to locate Banzaan Fresh Market which was right behind Jungceylon. Flowers, fruits and poultry, this organised fresh market has plenty to see, smell and hear.
In a foreign market where you can't pronounce or recognize the produces, buying fruits will be your best bet. The mangoes looked so good (and tasted really sweet as we later found out) that we carried several kilos back home!
Oh yes, while we were generally reserved over the hygiene of street hawkers, we concluded that this group of pancake vendors should be pretty safe. The smell of freshly made pancakes were too hard to resist anyway!
Going for the simple mix of cinnamon and sugar, it was a really neat snack as we held the plate in hands and strolled down the Patong beach.
Well to be honest, we spent a hell lot of time eating while in Phuket, as you can probably tell from my previous blog posts. But that's exactly how we like to do on a short getaway. Chill la!
Taken with Nikon D70