We flew from Singapore to Phuket Airport. There were long queues of Europeans at the immigration. And there is a big sign "No replicas of Buddha's allowed". We haled a taxi to take us to the hotel. The roads where like Davao's but with different calligraphy/signs. There are three major beaches in Phuket, namely Patong, Karon & Kata. We opted for Karon Beach, the more laid back one. It is noy to commercialized and busy compared to Patong. We rented a taxi to Phuket Island View Hotel in Karon. There are religious objects & flowers hanging in his rear view mirror same as what we have here in the Philippines. The driver was playing a Christian Bautista song, it goes to show that music is universal. :) It rained hard that day.
After we checked in at the hotel, we strolled along the beach. There are red flags so it means no swimming, the surfs are deadly. The sand is fine and deep beige color. We had late lunch at Sorrento Italian Restaurant, the Lasagna and prawn pasta tastes good. The Sprite in can has a hint of herb in it. Does anyone observe that? that at every country the soda tastes different.
After-which we walked to Kata Beach,just south of the road. The sand there is lighter in color & there are some trash at the beach . We saw someone doing yoga at the beach. There's a big carcass of a jelly fish and was able to take a photo of the "smiling crab". At the end of the beach, Japanese guys were surfing.