As templed out as I got during our last year’s ASEAN Summer Loop, I got beached out halfway our Beach Hop Asia 2016 summer backpacking trip this year. The island life had caught me up early on that all I wanted was to keep still and enjoy the inland life. And that’s what we did in Phuket, that famous holiday place in the southern part of Thailand.
Phuket is one of the famous beach destinations in Thailand and getting there has never been easier because of the direct flights from major Asian hubs including Manila.
We had four full days to explore Phuket and we did no tours at all. We’re halfway through our two-month trip and maybe because of the accumulated exhaustion from the first part, it dragged us both to slackerhood.
We went to McDonald’s, checked out the menu and realized that a meal could sustain two meals from a local eatery. Me and my buddy considered backing out but realized that we truly deserve that 285-Baht meal (US$8), for whatever reason.
|Our first ever fast food meal after a month!|
Bangla Road was just a few strides away from where we boozed up. At eight in the evening, we started to scout the area for our beer place and found Monsoon Bar that sells the cheapest beer amongst all the bars. We sat on the open-aired area as we started our people-watching stint.
|Pole dancers in action|
|Monsoon Bar in Bangla Road has the cheapest happy hour promo! :)|
|Phot for a fee :)|
Check here for discounted hotel rates in Phuket