Amsterdam view from Amsterdam Tower

Amsterdam view from Amsterdam Tower
The view from Amsterdam Tower

Monday, April 30, 2012

Phuket Beach

It was a challenge going to Phuket during the Chinese New Year holiday, even though the room reservation was done in mid of December. Finally we decided to go to Mai Khao beach. We had never been there but were sure that it was an ideal place during the peak season.  Less crowded.

Late afternoon at Mai Khao beach, Phuket

Phuket is only one hour flying from Bangkok. However, it was like the whole day for us. We arrived early at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok for 12.15 flight (TG211) on 21/01/12. Unfortunately, the flight was delayed to 13.15 (boarding time) and 13.45 (departure time). The actual departure time was 15.15! Arrival time in Phuket was around 16.15, after waiting for luggage, car, etc., we arrived at the hotel around 17.00. Well…

Sunset at Mai Khao beach, Phuket


Watching sunset on the beach is always my favorite. One of the romantic moments!

Sunset at Mai Khao beach, Phuket
Honestly, Phuket reminds me of Bali and how much I miss that beautiful island.

Nice corner to enjoy the sunset

Special Guests

We met a 15 month old baby elephant at the beach. She was walking around with her guard. Definitely she likes to swim. There was one small girl fed him with banana, her mom peeled the skin and gave it to the small girl so she could feed the baby elephant. Her younger brother tried to feed her too. His peeled banana dropped in the sand, he wanted to wash it first with sea water and the baby elephant followed him! So cute.

15 month old baby elephant

In the afternoon, the 3 year old elephant walked around the beach. I could not remember it is a he or she. Anyway this elephant likes to play at the sea. His/her guard was thrown to the water, a part of the attraction.

Everyone wants to pet the baby elephant. Hi cutey!

Those elephants remind me of Bona. In my childhood, Bona was famous character in Indonesian kids magazine. Bona gajah kecil berbelalai panjang! Matanya besar, telinganya lebar....Bona is a little elephant with long nose. He has big eyes and big ears…

Mai Khao beach

Thai Language

Among the hotel activities, I chose to attend the Thai language class!  During one hour session, we learned the basic words and sentences.

Hello or greeting; “Sawadee-ka” (woman says “ka”). “Sawadee-krab” (man says “krab”)

Thank you; “Kob Khun Ka” (woman says ‘ka’).  Kob Khun Krab” (man says “krab”).

Pineapple fried rice is always yummy

Culinary Experience

The best way to enjoy the Thai food is of course in Thailand…

Seafood soup with coconut milk

Mixed mushroom
There are also restaurants and shops in Turtle Village. It is very convenient as it is only five minute way by hotel shuttle bus.

Shuttle bus to Turtle Village

A part of Turtle Village

Next posting: Phuket Town

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