Hello from Phuket, Thailand

Hello from Phuket, Thailand

Monday afternoon  – July 10, 2017   (Fourth  post of this travelogue)

We have arrived at the Angsana Laguna Resort in Phuket (link to Google Map of resort location).  This is a five star resort that is extraordinary.   We have not had much of a chance to explore all the amenities. 

 

Here are some photos of the room.

Sign on ur door in Phuket

Sign on ur door in Phuket

Note sunken shower

Note sunken shower

Phuket room 4 Phuket room 3 Phuket room 2 Phuket room 1

Yesterday the same vans that took us around Krabi drove us to the hotel.  As the crow flies, it is perhaps 40 miles, but that is over the ocean and we had to drive quite a ways north and it took us about 2 ½ hours.

Today was the General Meeting in the morning.  We were bussed off property by some neat little busses (photo).  They announced the 2019 incentive trip – a cruise of the Greek Islands!!!  Next year the trip is a cruise to Alaska and Pat will earn that trip in the very near future.

Buses to take us to the General Meeting

Buses to take us to the General Meeting

Now I need to catch up on the rest of the Krabi trip.  In the last post, I forgot to mention that on Friday we had a one hour Thai Massage before we went to dinner.  At times they applied a lot of pressure to various muscles and that was a bit painful, but the overall result was a body with reasonably relaxed muscles.

Saturday was our second full day of touring.  We took a speed boat to the huge Island of Phi Phi (pronounced pee pee).  We made several stops around the island.  One included lunch in the main village on the island (link to Google Map location)

 

 

If you look on the map, Phi Phi island is about equidistant from Krabi and Phuket.  As I mentioned previously, the geology of this area is amazing.  I have included some photos of the huge rock formations.  I texted one photo to Thomas (grandson working on his masters in geology) and here was his reply:  “ I was looking at some maps and papers and it looks like that whole peninsula you guys are on is an old volcanic arc, definitely a great sampling of rocks then!”   Sometimes we are amused at his love of rocks {big grin}

Rock formations 4 Rock formations 3 docked for lunch in Phi Phi

Our Speed Boat (center)

Our Speed Boat (center)

We returned from Phi Phi around 3:30 and freshened up at the resort before going to yet another great Thai restaurant. 

As some of you know, I tend to observe obscure things (Pat just says I am weird).  The latest is that the days here are much shorter than in Denver (because of the time of the year).  The sunrise/sunset here is:  6:15/6:49  (12 hours and 34 minutes) vs  5:42/8:30 (14 hours and 48 minutes).  We are a bit north of 8 degrees north while Denver is a bit south of 40 degrees north latitude.

At the resort, we are on our own for several meals.  Stampin’ Up! deposited $460 in our checking account to compensate us for those meals that are not furnished.  It is an amazing company that really understands and rewards the demonstrators that are fundamental to their business.  Pat has been a demonstrator for 18 years and I have not observed any decline in the benefits they give to their valuable assets.

That is all of this post.

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