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Phuket: Zoom Zoom

22 Feb

Today, we motorbiked. Hard.

Helen and I ignored all the advice of everyone trying to convince us that riding a motorbike for the first time in Thailand was a bad idea. We forked over 250 baht each for a couple of sweet Honda rides.

We also got helmets and a sick motorcycle attitude.

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My bike can reach 60kph in 10 seconds flat. Speed demon.

We hit the road, armed with a map and good intentions. Luckily our bikes were automatics, so our chances of dying decreased dramatically

We saw signs for a big Buddha, so obviously we had to go.

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It’s a new project, so they’re still raising money and constructing parts of it.

We also hit up the Chalong Temple and battled through the swarms of Russian tourists.

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Is he wearing a helmet or getting a perm?

Then we meandered through Pukhet Town, got some noodles for lunch, then somehow managed to find Siray Island. We were hoping to see some wild monkeys, but what we found instead was a beach covered in glass bottles and fishing wire. Still, there were a ton of crabs, beautious shells, and a jellyfish jiggling on shore.

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On our way back, we got hopelessly lost. Like it should have taken us 45 minutes, but we rode for over two hours. Yikes. But we learned some good motorbike survival skills, saw two trucks collide right next to us, and got a very decent tour of Patong.

Conclusion: I want a motorbike. Especially if I get to wear a cool helmet like this.

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4 Comments

Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Travel

 

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4 responses to “Phuket: Zoom Zoom

  1. Andrea

    February 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    hahahhahah loving your blog. I miss Thailand!!

     
    • cornchipmeteor

      February 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      I’m glad you’re enjoying it! Thailand is full of rainbow-striped unicorns and unfettered joy. Have any last-minute advice for me before I leave?

       
  2. youngontheroad

    February 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Ahh cool! I’m glad no accidents happened. i would like to ride a motorbike in Thailand (or Laos.. Vietnam.. anywhere) as well!

     
    • cornchipmeteor

      February 23, 2013 at 12:14 am

      Yes!! It really was a small miracle that nothing happened to either of us. I have a friend traveling around Vietnam by motorcycle… now that I know how fun it is, that sounds like an amazing time!

       

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