Riding a motorbike


What were you expecting?



I have to say I do not think that you should rent a motorbike if you do not ride a motorbike.



Just look at the snapshots of a day in Bangkok!
Everywhere and waving in and out of the traffic.



Don't forget to watch out on the pavement.



But then again you could be on the back of the motorbike going the wrong way?






Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2016




Tuesday the 19th of July.


The boats taking part in Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek began to arrive off the coast.



It is always a wonderful site.


Wednesday 20th July.


Then more began to arrive...


Because there was a party...



Then the racing began and the boats were on the water.


Then time for a party



Then there was time for some waiting...



But some races were run - but it was a night off from the parties...



There were some difficult races - wind but changing...


But the party was a lot of fun



So we played a game of volleyball with some members of the Thai National Team.


There was very little racing today and the party made up for it...


It is a very social event and it was fun to be part of it.



Elephant Riding...


Image courtesy of Instagram and Tourism Thailand

We have read about the Dolphins and the cruelty, I have written how terrible Phuket Zoo, I have cuddled a tiger and I have been elephant riding.

But I was not prepared for the comments on the post by Tourism Thailand of someone riding an elephant..

  • mrsprincekyuIf they had bullhooks, which I suspect they did looking at that elephant's head then I would not call that a "respected environment".
  • mrsprincekyu@csanchiz yup just a quick Google search of this "camp" pulls up pictures of the Mahouts with bull hooks and tugging the elephants around by their ears. This is not a respectful place for the elephant and I don't know how you could call the responsible tourism when there are other sanctuaries nearby where the elephants are not treated like this.

  • A wedding that I was involved...
Next time have a look at the elephant carefully - this includes me as well.



Beach tips in the Rainy Season



Not a lot more to add but I would add a few things

 Trick 1) Never believe a weather forecast.
 Trick 3) Not sure about a hair dryer and finding a plug (leave at hotel?).
 Trick 5) Check your vehicle even if it isn't Rainy Season.
 Trick 6) That's is a lot and when it is dry?





Cotton trees in Thailand


Cotton trees are something which I have only seen when we drove off Phuket Island 



to Loyung Temple on the way to Phang Nga.

So what is a cotton tree? Well looking on the Internet I found very little because I kept reading about the red cotton tree - Bombay Ceiba but I did find something about the cotton tree in South East Aisa.



This was on the side of the road - Jemma had fun with the cotton.



Chuen bought something else but when I was writing this I have forgotten what it was! 



I have no idea what was being made on the floor in front - all I can think of is cigarette paper?

I enjoy living here...