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Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 14th Oct, '08, 17:55

It doesn't seem to be a very active sub-forum this one - so.... what's it like where I am? Yeh it's pretty nice. Nice beaches, nice hills and other scenery, yummy Thai curries - and so cheap, my life.
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 14th Oct, '08, 18:04

and here's another pic this time of Rawai beach - more a fisherman's beach rather than a sunbathing beach but a popular spot for both Thais and Westerners with loads of local fish eateries and loads of bars :D
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Re: Phuket

Postby Kooky » 14th Oct, '08, 19:32

But do you miss Katong? :D
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Re: Phuket

Postby BFG » 14th Oct, '08, 19:59

Doesn't look like the Phuket I know.

But that's 'coz I go to the sort of places Lardy Bobbity goes to....
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Re: Phuket

Postby slinky » 14th Oct, '08, 20:06

BFG wrote:Doesn't look like the Phuket I know.

But that's 'coz I go to the sort of places Lardy Bobbity goes to....


Yeah, I'll bet. Mrs. BFG and the BFG-lettes in tow, I suppose?? :lol:
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Re: Phuket

Postby Pinklepurr » 15th Oct, '08, 11:11

Aw, we were in Rawai in July. I wish we had longer to spend there. I liked it better than the other beaches.
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 15th Oct, '08, 11:23

Awww BFG you don't holiday in Patong do you? :(

These pics are from the (relatively speaking) quieter southern end of Phuket and there's some terrific scenery down there, if you like that kind of thing. You can get even quieter still if you go to the North East of the island which has some fabulous views of the Phang Nga islands and very little development (yet!). Of course if you're looking for all-night revelling there is always Patong Beach.

Do I miss Katong? - ahhhh, you're expecting me to say No I suspect. Well, on balance, I would rather be here right now, but everywhere has its pros and cons. Yeh I miss just walking out of my home to go to places (have to drive everywhere here). I miss being able to write out a cheque in a few seconds (rather than spending half a morning at the bank trying to explain what you want and eventually getting a bank cheque - sigh). Mmmm, I'm struggling to think of anything else at this moment :lol:
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Re: Phuket

Postby BFG » 15th Oct, '08, 16:08

slinky wrote:
BFG wrote:Doesn't look like the Phuket I know.

But that's 'coz I go to the sort of places Lardy Bobbity goes to....


Yeah, I'll bet. Mrs. BFG and the BFG-lettes in tow, I suppose?? :lol:



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Re: Phuket

Postby Fat Bob » 16th Oct, '08, 11:53

I just stopped counting my age. I die when I die, and have a birthday party when I want. Next one tonight. No you're not invited!

Patong has got Keith Floyd's restaurant. It's excellent. Therefore it's not just about the cheap whores.

PK: you used to be able to write cheques in seconds rather than having to go to a bank? Huh?!?!? So in Katong you can write a cheque but not where you are now? Where are you now then? Or is this a TLC conversation that's spilled over?
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 16th Oct, '08, 12:43

As we are on "retirement visas" we are not allowed to have a cheque book (yeh, funny innit?). In Singapore we were allowed cheque books of course. (Who said Singapore had all the rules??) We are allowed a bank "passbook", ATM cards, internet banking but NO chequebooks - it's a Thai thing. There are a lot of funny Thai things.
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Re: Phuket

Postby Burbage » 16th Oct, '08, 12:46

phuketkaren wrote: There are a lot of funny Thai things.


I don't think you need to tell Fat Bob that.
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Re: Phuket

Postby Fat Bob » 16th Oct, '08, 13:27

It's not funny when you wake up in the morning and see the incorrect appendages....or so BFG tells me!
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Re: Phuket

Postby BFG » 16th Oct, '08, 14:15

Fat Bob wrote:It's not funny when you wake up in the morning and see the incorrect appendages....or so BFG tells me!


Too true, Oh lardy one. Too true...
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 16th Oct, '08, 17:53

err, why am I now limp and not a lurker please? both sound revolting
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Re: Phuket

Postby BoD » 16th Oct, '08, 17:55

I think it relates to FB's obsession with appendages
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 4th Dec, '08, 11:19

what it's like down here.... continued.....

So we're all happy now, king's birthday tomorrow -public holiday- and flights coming in, flights going out, those stuck here going back home, those stuck in Bangkok waiting to "winter over" in phuket have arrived and it's all jolly jolly :lol: until Monday - well that's what everyone's thinking.

Spoke to a thai lady in a red top, actually I know her, and asked if she was a government supporter (err slightly tongue in cheek) and she said They're all a load of shite - government, PAD, the lot. Watch this space... :(
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 15th Jun, '09, 16:54

It's the low season
It's boring
It's raining
No tourists
No more friends/family visiting till high season
Nobody going out - recession/no money, dengue fears /chunga-gunga fears /H1N1 fears
Nobody in the bars except fat old ugly western blokes dribbling over the cash-strapped girlies
Rats are back [smilie=23_3.gif]
Hornets nest in the garden size of a rugby ball
Pest control team accidentally collided with cable box and now the TV's fecked up, so no TV tonight
Thai made (wonderfully built) Isuzu pickup got intermittent fault, sometimes chugs to a halt, sometimes not, garage no idea [smilie=23_3.gif]
Fed up with talking Thai
Aarghhh [smilie=tease.gif]
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Postby BoD » 15th Jun, '09, 17:06

Can you make it to boat quay by 7?
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 15th Jun, '09, 17:46

BoD wrote:Can you make it to boat quay by 7?


Nah, wish we could.
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Re: Phuket

Postby Fat Bob » 15th Jun, '09, 17:53

See you there in a month. Floyd's on saturday night is always a goer!
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 15th Jun, '09, 18:20

Fat Bob wrote:See you there in a month. Floyd's on saturday night is always a goer!


But, unfortunately, halfway up the island for us. My chauffeur (Mr PK) only goes as far as Nikitas in Rawai on a Saturday night. Buy ya a beer in Nikitas if ya like, if we are here? <<away on "holiday" July 17 to 22>>
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Re: Phuket

Postby Fat Bob » 15th Jun, '09, 22:00

Hahahah, that's the weekend we're there! Oh, well, next time then. At worst next April. Probably before.
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Re: Phuket

Postby Pinklepurr » 16th Jun, '09, 09:23

Aw PK, sounds like you have the off season doldrums. I bet no one back home believes you could feel that way living in "paradise", they probably all think you are moaning for no good reason. We can sympathise with you.

Ooh, where are you off to on your holidays??
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 16th Jun, '09, 13:02

Fat Bob wrote:Hahahah, that's the weekend we're there! Oh, well, next time then. At worst next April. Probably before.


Okay... next time. About time we met some of you guys. Oh if anyone's coming down this way, you can take a look at this bar/eatery on Rawai beach.

http://www.nikitabarphuket.com/

I think PP went to Rawai so I guess PP will know it. It's a bit quiet these days (recession etc etc etc) but it's a nice spot for lunch, nice views, the Thai snacks and meals are okay and, very unusually, not a girlie bar. Aah, thinking about it, maybe that wouldn't suit FB anyhow ;) I think if it was Singaporean run, full of expats and educated Thais, it'd be the perfect spot.
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Re: Phuket

Postby Dinosaur » 16th Jun, '09, 13:11

Pinklepurr wrote:Aw PK, sounds like you have the off season doldrums. I bet no one back home believes you could feel that way living in "paradise", they probably all think you are moaning for no good reason. We can sympathise with you.

Ooh, where are you off to on your holidays??


Yes we have these doldrums and they get more frequent and Mr PK is worse than me now. But, hey ho, there's some good stuff in our paradise prison. The food's brilliant. The boating's great - be nice without the one hour drive to the marina, but we're working on that.

Well we're having a short break away for 5 days. I don't think I dare mention where 'cause, if Kooky sees this, she's going to weep uncontrollably with hysteria [smilie=rotflmao.gif] [smilie=rotflmao.gif]
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