So after what felt like the longest but smoothest flight ever (thanks dad for the Airbus), we landed at 7am in Phuket.
We are staying at Pen Siri house, one because I lived there when I worked here and I have stayed three time since so I kind of know phen, and two because it’s beautiful on a budget and we are away for a long time so we need to budget.
Pen’s business has grown since I first came out here. From one small guest house she has now extended to a second clean and modern building of spacious rooms. She even has a beach restaurant now where the Thai fish cakes and Pad Thai are very tasty.
Her little daughter appeared at check in and yelled ‘Farang’ which means European, so I immediately knew she was taking about me. She wanted to help carry my luggage. This child is 4 years old and my backpack is 17kg! That’s Thai people all over 💜
As much as I would love to stay at the five star resort next door, Indigo Pearl, I do feel some loyalty to Pen. I have been for dinner next door though, so I will however promote its excellence if that’s the kind of thing you want from Thailand. I will also be visiting the snooker room there full of rare whiskies and craft cocktails and underground cafe later for a smoothie!
Today though is a beach day… see pictures below. My bikini is h and m, hat Asos and Saltwater sandals 💜