Thursday, 20 December 2012

Phuket - first impressions

Rosie recalls...

Girls with black bobs, noodles for lunch, families on mopeds but no helmets, bike and side car selling only squid for his job, garbage man asleep on pavement, knitted Micky Mouse purses, school girls staring at me on the bus listening to their MP3 players, steamed custard buns, giant trailers selling soft toys (please can I have one), friendly people, men trying to sell us things, "taxi? taxi? taxi?", school starts at 7:30 and finishes at 4:30! All school children seem to wear the same uniform and Mum noticed how all their shirts were ironed and crisp and clean even though it's really dirty around here and if we hadn't been on the pink bus we wouldn't have noticed all this. Pad thai is better here. A bag of shopping for $4 including lychee ice block and red grape ice block and Mum let us eat pot noodles! Dirty shops. There's a tap in the bathroom wall with nothing underneath it. The bottom of the bath bounces up and down. The toilet is normal!

Tom recalls...

The buses aren't boring like the ones at home because they're bouncy and we all squish together and they go accelerate brake accelerate brake and there's lots to see really quickly as we whizz past instead of walking around slowly looking at things. An old man sitting down at a shop wanted to hold my hand and then he pulled me in for a hug and he was smiling.

Shane, Helen, Rosie and Tom


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