Elephant riding - cheap manucures - Beach - Diving trip to Phi Phi - End of the moped trip
07.03.2012 - 08.03.2012
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We head out in the morning after a common yoga class. We stop at a diving club for Flo to book his next day trip and I spend 1h30 for a manucure with a very nice Thai (omg I love Thailand ).
We really look forward to enjoying an elephant ride and it is our last opportunity to do so so we head out with a flyer of an elephant camp close to our hotel.
After looking for a long time and taking the wrong road (some Thai tell us we better head somewhere else when Flo decides to head up a long red earth slope with the moped - are we unwelcome?) we finally find the elephant camp. Totally worth it although our sherpa clearly has other things on his mind (spent his time on the phone!). We get to see a big spider and the sea view and to enjoy our elephant's hairy back. We get caught once more by the rain at 2pm but it doesn't matter
I get my manucure redone in front of the hotel as the first one did not hold the moped trip... Flo waits for me at the small restaurant by the hotel on the beach and we book a massage (after purchasing yet another small elephant for Sabine at work and a go game).
We eat in the room in front of Australia's Beauty and the Geek and we try to watch Harry Potter 7.2 but I fall asleep. Flo finishes reading Asimov's foundation and I finish Millenium book I.
Flo wakes up early the next morning to go to his Phi Phi dive trip (slow boat, 6 hours of boat and getting stuck in the sand to see many incredible fish - big shrimp, lion and scorpion fish, Nemo's friends in their anemons).
I read Asimov's foundation when waiting for him, do the check-out, get a lot of heavy rain and get a bit worried. Once he's finally back we head off to the Swiss chalet to turn the mopeds in.
We turn in the mopeds at the Swiss Chalet, get Flo's passport back and take a taxi back to Phuket where we have booked l'Esprit de Nai Yang's hotel. The 2h30 taxi ride by night is crazy (the driver does everything but drives: talks on the phone, wipes off the windshield, plays with the AC, etc.) and I am happy when we finally arrive in one piece...
We get at l'Esprit de Nai Yang around 10pm. The premises are really awesome (long pool alongside the bungalows, excellent interior decoration in our small bungalow, great bathroom open on the outside, dreamlike!!).