Day 263 – Koh Phi Phi to Phuket town

An early start and time to head from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket. Looking back we should have spend more time in Koh Phi Phi but with plenty of other places to see we decided to move on. We decided against staying on the beaches in Phuket and headed to Phuket town. We checked in and stayed at Sleep Sheep Phuket Hostel which was clean and pretty nice but a little on the quiet side.

We headed out for lunch just down the road to a small place (which due to the amazing Google maps and John’s crazy memory was this place). We ordered some drinks which we think had been in the fridge for a few years. To eat, we had a couple of dished included tofu with mint pork.

A very old orange soda

A very old orange soda

We were really surprised to find mint pork, as mint isn’t generally used in Thai cooking. Turned out it was a typo on the menu and it was mince pork. It didn’t matter as it was really really nice.

Mince pork, not mint pork

Mince pork, not mint pork

After the meal we walked around the town admiring the architecture in the old town which was really nice. On our walk, we came across a huge book shop and tried to find some decent books.

Always happy in a book shop

Always happy in a book shop

We headed back to the hostel and spent the afternoon chilling out, uploading photos and skyping home.

In the evening we headed back into the old town and ate at China Inn Cafe Restaurant. A little more expensive than the street food or local places but the food was really good.

Very good food at China Inn cafe

Very good food at China Inn cafe

Still sweaty at night!

Still sweaty at night!

After the meal we headed over to Lard Yai Bar just over the road which was filled with kids toys, many we remember from our childhood. We sat back, drank and listed to Jimi Hendrix!

In the cool bar with the toys

In the cool bar with the toys

In the bar

In the bar

After a few beers we strolled back to the hostel, passing a temperature sign – 31 degrees at night!

31 at 10pm!

About Julia Chan

I’m Julia and I've just returned from the adventure of my life. I went travelling around South America, the South Pacific and South East Asia for 12 months, and I'd do it all over again if I could! Julia on Google+
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