Recently, I travel quite infrequently. Wintering, travel for rehabilitation and living in another country in one place not in score. I am talking about traveling, when 1-2 weeks in motion, with visiting sights and other interesting places. Last time I traveled around the Krasnodar Territory for several months back and around Europe a year and a half ago.
This time, by the will of fate, we were brought to Bangkok and I needed go to Phuket and bring all the stuff from there. Since there are a lot of things I had to rent a car, and it would be stupid to be just one day drive from point A to point B, so it was decided that I would go whole 4 days: and travel along the way, and gather material. Especially Grandma arrived and I could safely leave them alone with Daria be controlled with Yegor.
The content of the article
- 1 At Phuket at NokAir
- 2 Phuket
- 3 Tai Muang
- 4 Khao Lak
- 5 Similan Islands
- 6 Kao Sok
- 7 Hua Hin
On Phuket on NokAir
As always, everything turned out spontaneously, without much preparation for trip and last minute. Tearing down accounts with Bangkok Hospital, I bought a ticket to NokAir and flew to Phuket. I do not know how in other areas, but NokAir is cheaper AirAsia, while providing a little more comfort. Only if just take the tickets in advance or for the promotion, then AirAsia will be released more profitable. I have long wanted to try to fly them, and now I introduced myself happening.
The ticket already includes luggage for 15 kg, during the flight give a cupcake and hot coffee / tea, and most surprisingly during the flight on board was free wifi! Can you imagine it? I very surprised, because even the usual not low-cost carriers are not offer this, especially for free. I remember there was a wifi at Emirates on one of the segments, but with limited traffic at 10 MB. Unfortunately, I did not check whether the Internet worked for Emirates or not. So, Wifi from NokAir was dead, but light surfing was drawing.
Wifi on board Nok Air
Arriving in Phuket, I was going to 2 days. Specially took time with reserve, so as not to forget anything, to have time to meet the master of the house and book a car in Hertz. They offer free return cars in another city when renting from 5 days. If you are in Tae, know this life hacking. For example, Sixt wants 10,000 baht for it. I already wrote about renting a car in Tae.
Having collected things, I realized that it was a good idea with a car, because barely got everything in the trunk. There and stroller, and a suitcase with things, and books / toys for classes with Egor, and all sorts of croup / flour / shampoo / paper towels a month in advance. We are just before Yegor’s illness, they bought so well in Tesco. The master home zazhopil deposit. In principle, he was right, because under the contract we moved ahead of time, so I have no complaints about it. The more than a deposit, we had only 5,000 baht, and not 15-20 thousand as it is usually happens. I am straight, as I knew, and during the signing of the contract no longer gave. I also had to give up the bike (another month remained paid).
Having taken the car at the airport in Phuket and got behind the wheel, it hit me insight that I just did not have enough cars. Looks like I’m not at all biker, namely car enthusiast. Straight as wings grew! Can I’m old, I don’t know. But the car seems much safer to me comfortable, roomy, and do not care that the wind does not blow in the face.
Right-hand drive car, like my own! Although the last time I went to so 2 years ago
First I went to see planes landing and taking off. to Mai Kao beach, it is just next to Phuket airport. And even held a broadcast there. It seemed to be the most interesting of my broadcasts. How could such things be shown every day ?! Can it would be top
Beach with planes in Phuket
Mai Kao beach with airplanes, near the airport
Mai Kao beach is not bad either.
Then he drove into an Orthodox church. Though I am a “believer” in my own religion, but it was interesting to see, the more I business, things had to pass. It’s funny, of course, to see the domes with crosses among palms and plantations, the brain can not immediately realize how is it possible.
My car Honda City and an Orthodox church on the background of palm trees
Before leaving Phuket, I looked at the old pedestrian bridge that first built to connect the island and land. Then already built a more modern, and the old was only for pedestrians and became a tourist destination and a place for walking (fishing).
Pedestrian Bridge Sarasin in Phuket
On the way to Khao Lak, there is a small Thai town, Tai Muang. Not resort. Therefore, on the beaches not a soul, and the food in a cafe on the beach is as much as Phuket is not ashore. Ate for 100 baht: 60 baht rice with shrimp and 40 baht shake. Very much.
It is strange to see the bike paths in a small town
Desert beaches of Tai Muang
Sunset in tai muang
Kao Lak was the discovery of the year for me. Not sure he You will like it, but in my understanding it is an ideal resort for quiet family vacation. I do not like noisy parties and crowds people, so kilometers of relatively deserted beaches in together with a pretty sweet town bribed me. Yes here insufficient infrastructure for wintering, no supermarkets and hospitals, but if I wanted to rest for a week, I would drove it here. Most importantly, beaches are visually not worse. Phuket I spent the night, by the way, in two different hotels there, including in a bamboo hut. Such nostalgia immediately surged over Paune, It was there that the first time they tried this kind of housing.
Cute Khao Lak
One of the wonderful beaches in Khao Lak
Sunset at Khao Lak
Black on white
The Garden – Bamboo Bungalows
Monument – a police boat that carried the tsunami away from shores
Totally spontaneously, I bought a tour of the Simmilans. Believe not, I was not going to. But being in Khao Lak late in the evening, time of settlement, I remembered that it is from here most often go speedboats to the islands. And since I have consulted many times, having advised people to go somewhere, I myself would also need sooner or later get this experience. It remains only to visit Phi Phi
So Similans and similar tours are a rest for an amateur. Go once – yes. But not somewhat accurate when it comes to trip without overnight stay. Or you need to be able to abstract from the fact that you are almost in the Moscow metro at rush hour. People about as many. Yes, very beautiful, the water of such a color that blows down the tower, but still I want no one to rub on your shoulder at the moment admiring nature. I like places exactly from the point of view of nature I perceive. Maybe this is purely my problem (and other residents megacities), but for those who love mass concentrations, it is, on the contrary, like it.
Food speedboat on Similana
See what color the water has!
Landscape in the Similan Islands zakachatshsya!
But a lot of people, too
Not dusty job guides
Khao Sok National Park and Lake Cheo Lan – a tour like to get, prices Good hotel in Khao Sok Excursion to lake Cheo Lan Ratchaprapha Dam and Park
On the lake Chel Lan, which is 140 km from Phuket I I was going to 2 years ago, and finally the trip was accomplished. One of the most memorable place in Thailand. Recommend! But better after all not in that format, as I went (by leash), but with an overnight stay in house on the water, with a normal trekking through the jungle, and in general great penetration. Although, you know, in this national park it is also very strongly felt how everything is put on stream. Thats there are absolutely lovers of solitude, not a fact that fits, At least just a tour without spending the night in the houses. By the way, I’m in delighted with the cave, which visited the tour, and where we went with flashlights in complete darkness among the bats and knee-deep (and sometimes neck) in water. Sorry there was no connection, otherwise I would be from there in Periscope came out.
Overnight in a national park in a treehouse – Treehouse Resort
By boat on the lake Cheo Lan
Very beautiful rocks around, as in the movie Avatar
The tops of the trees are preserved, although flooded in 1982
Houses on the water on the lake Cheo Lan
What are the roots of a tree!
In the cave there were almost no photos; they walked too fast, not had time
In one place, 40 cm wide and waist-deep in water
No less beautiful place – a small park near the dam with free entrance and overlooking the lake and the mountains. In my opinion, here it is necessary to call in if you arrive at the lake. Aesthetic ecstasy!
View from the dam and pavilion Praphaphirom
Ratchaprapa Dam Viewpoint
I wanted to call on the way to the Amazing Toilets, but around them already turned out to be late in the evening and it didn’t fit into my morning schedule. In addition, all had to spend this night in the car, that I was knocked out of the rut. At first, I didn’t want to turn on the condo (but slightly opened the window), from which I almost died from the heat and mosquitoes, but then the rest of the night turned on the condo and somehow curled up, slept (can not sleep on my back).
Not very successful overnight stay in the car.
Sketches from Thai roads
Sketches from Thai roads
Who knows why we do not do that? Pillow + channels + plates + asphalt
So in Hua Hin, I arrived without enthusiasm for anything look, and it was necessary to extend his one-time visa for another 30 days This event took only 40 minutes and did not require no documents except passport! Here is a freebie, after Phuket and Samui, where a contract for a house is required. Also still managed to drop into guests are good people (sometimes you have to leave the virtual), and also show in the broadcast of Periscope the mountain of bats, about which once wrote and even shot a video. In my opinion, interesting and unusual sight.
Beach near huahinsky imigreeyshena
The mountain of bats near ChaAm
P.S. Here is a brief report from my working trip. On my I was able to look at simply fabulous places. And forgive me I’m patriots of Russia, but after such beauty, after such attractions, after such bright colors, do not want go to some Museum of iron in Pereslavl-Zalessky and write about him on the blog. Although, I do not argue, to each his own and these are just mine preferences.
P.P.S. Sooner or later I will tell about each place in detail If I have time, then within a month. And then we have here again a bunch of transfers to nose. In principle, there is much in Periskope (here I am only a part laid out), and who was with me these days, he already saw it all.
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