Wednesday, August 29, 2012

itinerary: phuket, thailand on a weekend

last july, i hopped on a plane and took a 2-hour plane ride to southern thailand's phuket island. because i can survive a hectic get-away, i did it on a weekend! eva empathized with me and the two of us then became a tandem that briefly escaped our work life and out into a beach life.

i didn't wholeheartedly lay out any hard core plans for this swift trip because it would stress me out which was the exact opposite of what i wanted. i only booked us one of the chicest accommodation so far ever in my life and researched on our airport transfer to our hotel. the rest of our time was made up of whatever things that came along.

are you plain crazy like us who also want to do phuket on a weekend? here's what we did!

Day 1: 28-Jul, Saturday
 08:00 ETD SIN to HKT via Tiger Airways TR2152   
 08:55 ETA HKT (Phuket is UTC+7:00. Time onwards is set to this timezone. )
     ~ Waiting for our mini-bus service to be filled up
 10:00 Commute from Phuket International Airport to our hotel
     ~ Passing along Phuket's countryside with a mandatory stop-over at a travel agency
     ~ Dropping off everyone except us in Patong Beach
 11:30 Finally, check in at Sugar Palm Grand Hillside Hotel, Kata Beach
     ~ Book for a half-day island hopping at the hotel
 12:30 Lunch
     ~ Shop at Rip Curl on the way to the beach (Eva)
     ~ Beach bumming (Me), Surfing (Eva) until sunset
 18:30 Snack on banana pancake
 19:00 Head back to our Hotel
     ~ Swimming on our private pool (ftw!)
 21:00 Dinner
 22:30 Hang out at the Ska Bar near the beach
 23:30 Sleep

Day 2: 29-Jul, Sunday
06:00 Wake up
    ~ Swimming again on our private pool
    ~ Mini breakfast from 7-Eleven
    ~ Hotel check-out
07:30 Island hopping pick-up
08:30 Island hopping start
12:30 Island hopping end
13:30 Hotel drop-off
14:00 Lunch (Me), Surfing (Eva)
16:00 Head to Patong Beach by taxi
16:30 Roam around souvenir street stalls
     ~ Next, roam around Jungceylon Shopping Mall
     ~ Mini-grocery at Big C (Me), Lunch at Subway (Eva)
17:30 Head to airport on our swanky ride
18:30 Arrive at Phuket International Airport
     ~ Check-in for Tiger Airways TR2159
19:00 Send postcards at the airport's post office (so convenient!)
19:50 ETD HKT to SIN
     ~ Doze off
22:45 ETA SIN (Back to UTC+8:00)

since we didn't cramp our activities, we still got to unwind even the limited time we had. phuket on a weekend? i say why not! ;)


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