we rented a honda jazz today from a shop just down the road from the hotel. for Baht1200, we were able to shaved off a good Bath 400 off the price the hotel would have quoted. it's also a better deal than getting a tuk tuk or taxi as it's much more expensive, maybe just Baht 400 one way from the hotel to Patong for example.
Driving around Phuket was much easier this time. I wasn't as stumped as during my last trip by how much the scenary has changed from when i was living here many years ago. My navigation instincts were flawless this time, never did we make one wrong turn. =)
We headed to the phuket premium outlets
today. No shopping on the agenda really, we just wanted to check it out. It's sooooo su rreal. It's built exactly like the premium outlets out in the states- made me feel like i was back in San Diego at the outlet right at the border with Tijuana, Mexico.
Besides the Nike and Adidas shops, there wasn't anything particularly interesting. No CK, no GAP or Banana Republic which made me go crazy when i was in San Diego. The outlet here carried mostly local brands carrying tiny Thai sizes ( damn, i must go on a diet). The outlet was pretty new and not all the shop spaces were taken up. We'd visit again the next time we're here just to see if anything got interesting.
The discounts at Nike and Adidas were pretty good i must admit- about 40-50% cheaper than shops in Singapore. But we both didn't get anything at all- the mood just didn't strike us. I really didn't need anything. No point buying just for the sake of buying, yeah?
I did want to head to the Jim Thomson factory outlet, but hubby hurt his back during the sea cave canoe tour and was suffering from terrible spasms. So we just headed back to the hotel.
Labels: phuket, travel bug