General and Travels19 Jan 2008 08:21 pm

We finally made it to Phuket. We arrived with a plane load of Estonian tourists but my dad was still able to pick us out of the crowd at the airport and whisked us away in the Toyota “Soluna” he had rented to the place my parents are staying.

The island is as pretty as ever, also just as chaotic. It’s taken a while to get used to things here, but finally I think Mike and I are settling in. Mike’s doing his SCUBA certification right now and is doing his first boat dive as I type. I’m scheduled to go out tomorrow and the day after with him, I’m nervous and excited.

So the good things are the sun and sand, the food and just general laidbackness of Phuket. It’s nice to be with my parents. The bads are the atrocious internet speeds (oversubscribing of the providers has REALLY choked their speeds down) and the tourists. Everywhere. We’ll probably only spend another 10 days here and venture onto calmer waters, I think.

One Response to “Ugh”

  1. on 23 Jan 2008 at 11:11 pm Roz

    Hey Kel!!! I haven’t visited your site in soooo long! Looks like I’ve got me some catching up to do! I am glad you’re posting about your trip! Can’t wait to see the video of the Japanese bathroom!!!! Say hello to your folks and Mike!