Monday, May 30, 2016

Phuket Old Town - a quick tour

Phuket Thai Hua Museum
My friend had one day left and they had a lot to do - they wanted to see everything  I had written for the App - City Maps and Walks  I wrote a Secrets to Phuket Old Town.


Blue Elephant
So what did they see?


Chinpracha House
This is certainly interesting to visit.


Soi Romanee
This is worth wandering down - places are being painted.


Jui Tui Chinese Shrine
Then there are the Chinese Shrines to visit.


Shrine of the Serene
Some are busier than others.


Samjoa Chinese Shrine
Some are not always the most noticeable...


The China Inn  
Some are a wonderful place for Lunch - the China Inn.


Eleven Two and Co
Time for a coffee at Eleven Two + Co. - so much more to see but they had to return home.




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Phuket Square


Phuket Square is behind the early morning market which is behind the Local department store Robinsons, round the corner from Royal Phuket City Hotel and close to the air-conditioned Expo.  



The fascinating thing about this is that the clothes just seem to on forever.



The clothes are cheap - we bought our Bike for Mom and Phuket Vegetarian Festival clothes there.



But the clothes and all the other bits are not fakes or copy - it is a market for the local people so this also means that you may not find the clothes in the size that you may want. 



There are a lot more things to buy there - worth a look if you like hunting.




Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Khao Yai National Park



We were away for five days and we had a wonderful time.


A pleasant walk near the Visitor Centre...


A stroke of a Samba Deer....


Then some dinner - delicious - stayed at the Balios.

Day One - Arrive at Khao Yai National Park

A walk around, visiting the visitors centre and stroking some Samba Deer.


A lady selling gifts for the temple - her lips stained with Betel Nut.


Then a walk through - crossing rivers.


Noticed recent bear marks on the nearby tree.


Then there was recent elephant pooh 


and footprints...


Tried to get a photograph of the Hornbills...




I can't remember what the names of these are but we made some...


Then we tried to watch the bats - but it was too warm...

Day Three - Early trip in Khao Yai National Park


Today we were up early...


I met some monks - always a pleasure.


Jemma found some tracks.


Time for some afternoon tea at the Thames Valley - not what we thought that we would find but it was very nice.


Not sure about the Green Cafe Latte though...


Then we went home and met an elephant...


wow!!!!!


Then we met another one on the way home in the evening.

Day Three - Elephant Day


Time to go to a show at Farm Chockchai but first an ice cream.


Then milking a cow.


Then a horse ride...


Next a visit to a Wat - 



วัดวชิราลงกรณ์วรารามวรวิหาร (Wat Wachiralongkon Wararam Worawihan)




Then a snack at a local market.

Day Four - Farming, a Wat and a local market


Up early...


The gibbons were noisy...


A male Samba Deer by the side of the road...


Then a baby Muntjac


Time for the Samba Deer breakfast


There were so many Hornbills in the Fig Tree but I needed a real camera


Cross the river to look for the monitor lizard - we found him

Day Five - Time to go home...


See you again Khao Yai...