Today we ventured via tuk tuk into Patong – the main tourist beach in Phuket. Our resort is further south next to Karon beach which is a significantly less developed area. Walking around Pantong it was nice to be surrounded by tourists, as we got a chance to share some of the street vendor harrasment.
Phil proved that he is a major sucker and ended up buying 3 shirts and a pair of pants from a pushy-free-coke-giving tailor which means that we’ll have to go back to Patong tomorrow for his second fitting. No doubt the tailor will spend the majority of the time trying to convince me to purchase something – “You lady look very pretty in lovely dress. We make one special in your favourite colour only 500 baht no?”
Tired from being offered numerous tailor made suits and authentic (not) louis vuitton handbags, we called into an Aussie bar for a beer. Most people on the street think that we’re Australian so we seemed to fit right in. It was there we learnt the unfortunate news about our semi final loss. Oh well, at least the Australians lost their game too.
Tomorrow we’ll probably spend some time on the beach – possibly some jetskiing if I can talk Phil into it.