Phuket, Thailand

2018 HAL World Cruise

Saturday, March 17, 2018

We first came to Thailand about 45 years ago.  And to this day, I remember the thrill of visiting this exotic land! It never ceases to capture my happiest emotions.  I felt it again as I went out onto the back deck to take the standard “on the dock” photos.  This country is a very pleasant place to visit.

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On the dock in Phuket. That’s a pop-up market for the cruise passengers. The merchants will be here all day with their souvenirs. They’ll also serve a pretty good lunch that thrills the crew no end!
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Rushed by Taxi drivers looking for a fare. We negotiated 3 hours for $35.00/wound up with 4 hours and paid $50 including tip.
Wat Chalong's main temple.
Wat Chalong’s main temple.
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At Wat Chalong, fireworks are set off inside the kiln. We were told it is for good luck.
Wat Chalong
Wat Chalong
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Can you believe these electrical wires!!! The entire Island is wired like this! Does anyone even know what all these wires are for???
A street trying to make sense of its electrical wires!
A street trying to make sense of its electrical wires!
Old Town Phuket with its charming Portugese buildings.
Old Town Phuket with its charming Portugese buildings.
Old Phuket Town (Thalang Road)
Old Phuket Town (Thalang Road)
I love these eye-catching murals!
I love these eye-catching murals!
Golden Buddha
Golden Buddha
The Phuket City View Point for a marvelous vista.
The Phuket City View Point for a marvelous vista.
The city of Phuket is bigger than one first imagines!
The city of Phuket is bigger than one first imagines!
No car seats required here!
No car seats required here!
Our final stop was the Pullman Hotel.  Nice view!!
Our final stop was the Pullman Hotel. Nice view!!
MS Amsterdam as seen from the Pullman Hotel.
MS Amsterdam as seen from the Pullman Hotel.
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Enjoying our “end of the day libation” at the Pullman Hotel. before returning to the ship.
Singha is the local brew.
Singha is the local brew.

Our next port is Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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