Friday, May 14, 2010

Today was a lazy day. We had a late breakfast by the pool and then went to the Amanpuri library to start planning our 2011 adventure. It’s looking like Bagan in Myanmar together with Amantaka in Laos. We met a couple here at Amanpuri who have been travelling the world and their faces lit up when they spoke about their recent visit to Bagan. That’s a good enough endorsement for me! We took a run into Phuket town about 40 minutes away and stopped at a souvenir shop where we bought a lovely Thai hand painted porcelain, gold leaf tea set. Very unique. Hopefully, it travels well. We then made our way into the town and purchased more luggage. We have accumulated quite a bit of stuff over the last week or so! This was followed by a Thai waffle treat - we tried the almond waffle and the maple waffle. Delicious! A quick stroll along the streets where we decided to hire a driver to show us a few more sights. We went to Phuket Bay. There was not much to see here as the tide was out. We made our way to Old Phuket. A charming area of old run down Portuguese style buildings some of which have been renovated into hip looking boutiques and cafes. We stopped at the China Inn Cafe for a late lunch. The springrolls were wonderful and the Thai red curry was superb. Catherine’s penne looked good too! After our meal, we headed back to Amanpuri. Tomorrow we are on the water for most the day, so an early night looks good. Might have time to watch the latest episode of Survivor!

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