5-6th October 2018
Our next stop after Surin is Patong. Patong is the most famous beach in Phuket, known mostly for its bustling nightlife (hello, Bangla Road). Far from being nightlife people, we opted to hang at the beach and our hotel’s swimming pool for the most part. Shopped quite a bit along roadside stalls and ate great food!
Sourabh had his first Pad Thai dish ever, and really enjoyed it. We watched our first movie together at a proper cinema (Hellfest… um, it was OKAY).
The day after, we hit the main beach in Patong. Along the way, we pass by a stall where we spot a pink hat for me that I don’t mind wearing; Sourabh impressively bargains it down by more than half its stated price (with relative ease). This guy really is an Indian! I’m not a confident bargainer at all because I’m so used to the fixed prices back at home.
We arrive at Patong beach. Some photos later, as I’m dipping my feet in the water, Sourabh lingers behind, sitting on a bench closer to the road. He’s fussy, of course, having come in sneakers and not wanting to get wet. If he’s going to dip his feet, he’d rather just jump in fully - Sourabh logic. When I come back, he insists we chill for a bit. After a moment, a lady comes around with her mobile goods shop and passes something to Sourabh. He pays her. It’s a handmade bracelet with a customised message saying, ‘I love An.’ He had ordered it without me knowing. THIS GUY IS A SAP AND I’M LIVING FOR IT. He puts it on his wrist. I’m all 🥰
Our plans to head to the night market are thwarted when it starts to rain pretty hard, so we resort to hanging out in Jungceylon shopping centre. We have some ice cream after. One thing about our overseas trips that Sourabh certainly appreciates - he gains much wanted weight because of all the multiple meals of chicken, chips and ice cream we eat! Stuff that he mostly refrains from buying back home in order to save money.
May we always travel so that you can fill your belly with everything you desire, Sourabh. XD