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travel * Phuket, Thailand

By August 9, 2012 No Comments
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The other weekend, I went for a short weekend get-away to Phuket for a friend’s birthday. All we wanted to do was to dive, thus Phuket was an easy choice. It’s a 4.5 hour direct flight on China Eastern with only 1 hour of time difference.

We left Shanghai after work on Friday and arrived at 2.30 in the morning in Thailand.

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We stayed in Chalong Bay and went diving with the Sea Bees Dive Shop. They own a hotel (Palm Garden Resort) as well which is in walking distance to the dive shop and for a weekend trip it’s ideal, as we got to squeeze in 6 dives all together, 2 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Sunday’s dives took place around the waters of Kho Phi Phi island and were magnificent. We saw a Leopard Shark, an Octopus and a lot of smaller creatures, snails, shrimps and of the course all of the ‘usual’ fish.

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And here’s a traveler’s confession: throughout all these years of traveling I have never been brave reckless enough, to rent a scooter. In Phuket the time finally came, and it was fun. To be repeated!!
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Since we had to spend a diving-free Monday before heading back home, we decided to explore Phuket a bit. My overall verdict: stay under water! It feels like a mini-Mallorca with a big German infestation (Zwiebelrostbraten, Kaffee und Kuchen, Stammtisch.. you get the idea..) – no need to ever leave the motherland.

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