This trip n & rsquo; was not the only purpose of laying in a pool and take pictures all day. Non, j & rsquo; was part especially for the wedding of my friend Faraway.
The place had been kept more or less secret, and on my way to the & rsquo; pier in Phuket I did not really know where the motorboat would take us. After 1h30 navigation, c & rsquo; is feet in the & rsquo; water and staring at the giant lanterns that decorated the palm trees of the beach & rsquo; d hotel & rsquo;'ve discovered Koh Yao, l & rsquo; island where we would spend all week preparing, live, then give us the wedding of the century.
This small island was a rather unspoilt haven. I'll let you see it in pictures.
L & rsquo; local sparkling water, more commonly known “soda water”
Go c & rsquo; left as promised, I'll still do a little bitch with my pictures from Thailand where I n & rsquo; have not really suffered monsoon, as full of & rsquo; m & Friends malicious rsquo; had wanted foaming at the mouth.
J & rsquo; d & rsquo spent; first few days in Phuket in two quite different places : d & rsquo; first Nai Yang Beach which as its name & rsquo; indicates smelled warm sand, puis Phuket Town, I like telling you anything by telling you that c & rsquo; was more like urban landscape.
The time was perfect : end of October this n & rsquo; is not yet high season, there are very few tourists, Hotels are empty, quiet and as c & rsquo streets is the end of the monsoon there is little rain (2 days on 10 went over there).
I will not repeat you lonely planet, which is full of good advice I'll let my photos speak a little, with some good addresses cross the road and tested by me at the end of ticket. (And I warn eh, I don & rsquo; & rsquo have nothing; a backpacker, j & rsquo; like the nice hotels j & rsquo;'ve taken advantage of my vacation, while being aware of what was happening in the rest of Thailand, but talk about it n & rsquo; no place on this blog, no hatred in the comments thank you).
Nai Yang beach :
And passer 2-3 days to relax. Go walking in the national park where the Thais come picnic, eating very spicy food on the beach, Kawaï buy crap in minimarkets, be doing “foot massage” for 300bat (~7€).
Phuket town :
One m & rsquo; & rsquo had not recommended; go, but I don & rsquo; have not regretted d & rsquo; being stubborn, j & rsquo; loved (and passer 2 days) : visit the old town and all its shops owls (those old toys was terrible), spending time in cafes ptits, chat with the owners, admire the old lady beetles that populate the streets, go to bookstores, buy pens kawaï, go to the spa, eating mango with sticky rice in coconut.
The addresses :
Nai Yang beach : Hotel – l & rsquo; spirit of Nai Yang, brand new, not well known, super nice rooms with the pool, j & rsquo; had to swim 80% my time.
Phuket town : Hotel – Sino house (offer -50% the raintree spa d & rsquo; next, parfait), but if I & rsquo; had known I will be gone to Phuket 346 in the heart of the old town (same rate, small and pretty suuuuper).
Remains & cafés : China Inn (found in the lonly), super good and really cute in his little backyard. Pirrera café, a nice tea room which also resto, the owners are super friendly, was chatted hours. Mac-Chiato House : Super good, and open on Sunday (ptite turkey convenient for visiting the city on a Sunday when everything is closed).
Birds in small wooden cages, there are all the porches here
*Special dedication to my sister who sang it on Lionel Richie his childhood.
I return tomorrow, suitcases certainly eyeful, after close of travel 18h. I therefore will not be immediately to stop here, but who knows, j & rsquo; always have a passion to m & rsquo; care of my photos whenever I enter this kind of journey.
What I can tell you c & rsquo; is that I & rsquo; have attended one of the best wedding that & rsquo; m there & rsquo; have ever seen, you may find a few bits on Un Beau Jour. eh yes, j’ai a friend mad that decided d & rsquo; invite sixty relatives on an island at the end of the world to say yes to her beloved. J & rsquo; like crazy…
See you soon, if the jet lag n & rsquo; have been no reason for me ;)