jess and sam and phuket part 3

The 3rd day of adventure in Phuket continues…

We woke up early and had breakfast by the beach again. I love buffet breakfasts – nothing better to wake up to than a hearty breakfast!!!

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An hour after breakfast, we went to Jet Ski!

Omg I love Jet-Skiing! I swear racing across the sea and jumping waves is one of the best feelings ever.

It was really fun jet-skiing in Phuket because they allow you to ride to wherever the hell you want, no restrictions!

The last time I went jet-skiing at Bintan, the area allowed was so retardedly small.

The downside was that the water was quite choppy that day with relatively big waves. It is the monsoon season afterall.

After jet-skiing for about 15 mins, there was a wave wayyy too big for me to handle and the jet ski toppled over, throwing us off.

Everything happened so fast, it was like “WEEEE look at me jet-skiing across Phuket”

and then like “Ooooh shit there’s a huge ass wave… we’re going down”

and then like “yup okay we just got washed off the jet ski and into sea, now what?”

I bobbed back up to the surface in a few seconds, Sam held my hand and we both gasped for air as wave after wave kept dunking us…

For one moment, it felt like one of those movie scenes whereby you look around desperately for your lover in the sea going like, “Where are you?? Hold my hand!!!”

After like 10 mins,

someone finally noticed us and came with a jet ski to pick us up, but he picked Sam up and left me floating there helplessly omg!!

I was pretty tired and scared by then because there was just sooo many big waves crashing down on my head every few seconds and I couldn’t breathe properly, and the current kept pulling me back further into sea, plus the lifejacket was slipping through and I tried my best to swim forward but to no avail, and for a moment I thought I might drown.

Sam tried to swim back to me but some guy with a jet ski got to me first, and dragged me back to shore…

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Couldn’t even walk properly when I reached the shore but I was glad to be on dry land again.

I felt soo bad cuz I was the one behind the wheel and caused the both of us to fall off, and Sam was just so worried sick and I knew he had enough strength to have swam back to shore himself but he chose to stick with me.

Definitely one of the most dramatic moments in my life because if someone didn’t come get me, I would have slowly but surely drowned as Sam said. I think drowning is one of the worst ways to die :(

Anyway the main point is that I’m still here now, very much alive and kicking and thus you still have the privilege of reading my blog, yay :P

End of dramatic story.

We went back to our hotel room which was thankfully only a few steps away, and I told Sam I wanted to go parasailing next but he didn’t allow me to go!! Booooooooooo.

He promised he’d take me parasailing some other time but not this time cuz the jet ski incident was enough “excitement” for one day.

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We fell asleep cuz we were both sooo tired and about 2 hours later, we were awoken by a phone call telling us a van was already waiting at the lobby to pick us up! Wtf!

Totally forgot about the day’s tour I’d planned the night before. Got changed and out of the room in like 3 minutes. Sometimes I’m amazed at how I can take 3 mins or 3 hours to leave the house.

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Took quite a long drive away from the city…


And we arrive at our destination!!

Can you spot my ride for the day? Nope, not a jet ski this time!

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A freaking elephant!!!

And as if riding a jet ski and an elephant isn’t enough for one day, we also went on…



ATV vehicles!!!

But first, we’re treated to a monkey show.

Monkey selling monkey balm! (That I bought for 10 baht, I passed the monkey the coin and he gave me a small box hahaha)



Sawadee kaaaaaaaaa!! ^.^

Not only is this monkey a merchant and greets people politely, he also….

Plays basketball well

Of course, this would not be possible without strenuous training!

Monkey does push ups :P

Sit ups too!!! LOL.

Monkey rides a bike!

We yell out numbers and the monkey actually knows where it is without looking! Omg, now I need a pet like that.

The trainer then asked me to come and try pick out the numbers myself just like the monkey did, and I couldn’t even do it after the 6th try -_-

I dunno why he did that though, either to prove that there wasn’t any markings on the back of the planks or that his monkey is smarter than me.

Is it just me or does the monkey look like he’s laughing at me??

Great. Now Sam can go marry a monkey instead because it does everything I can’t. I can’t play basketball, can’t ride a bike, can’t do math and I’m pretty sure I’d make a terrible salesperson.

Monkey seems to like my boyfriend…

Yup monkey definitely likes my boyfriend.

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Our elephant ride through the jungle awaits!

I’ve sat on elephants before, but it was nothing like this!!!!


It was usually on solid ground, but this time we were going down muddy steep slopes and into the jungle which made it twice as bumpy and scary!



Check out how steep the slopes are!

I was quite afraid the elephant would slip and fall although high unlikely… I wonder if elephants ever trip lol would be quite funny since they’re so big and clumsy looking

Pretty cool trekking through the jungle on an elephant, the only downside was that there was sooo much HUGE flies and insects everywhere and I think I spent more time smacking flies and freaking out than actually acknowledging the fact that I was on an elephant.

The mahout smacked the elephant’s head with a stick when it was going the wrong way and Sam was like “WTF who does that? What if the elephant gets pissed off and throws us off cuz I’m pretty sure I’d be pissed off if someone smacked my head like that” hahahaha

For those of who you have never been on an elephant ride before, it’s quite slow and extremely rocky! You rock to the left and to the right when the elephant walks, and you feel like you’re going to fall off but you won’t…… I hope.

Yup we’re definitely in the countryside now.

Half hour of jungle trekking on an elephant passed, and the ride was over, much to my relief! It was an interesting experience and everything, but there were wayyyy too many insects and all that and I was freaking out big time.

Sam feeding the 35 year old elephant who worked hard for us…

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Up next – ATV ride!!!

I’ve been hearing so much about ATV and I really wanted to try it out!

Basically it’s like a mini monster truck vehicle thingy and you ride through very rocky and muddy terrains!

They say it’s safe, but it’s actually really dangerous if you don’t know how to go up and down slopes properly and such.

I insisted on wearing a raincoat because I didn’t wanna be muddy all over LOL!

I had a hard time understanding the thai tour guide’s instructions, so I didn’t know how to brake properly and when they stopped in front of me my vehicle went up his in the middle of the road hahahaha.

You need quite a bit of arm strength to grip the handles firmly, so when you go on rocky terrains you don’t lose control and go flying onto rocks and mud.



HAHAHAHA WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!!

That’s me, first time riding ATV, wearing a stupid raincoat with an awkward mixture of a half smile and frown on my face.

Part of me was going “WEEEE COOL” and another part was “YUCK, WALAO, WTF YOU DOING JESS”

I got stuck in a watery muddy hole and instead of pushing the vehicle out, I accelerated and ended up having a generous amount of mud and elephant poo on myself. Fanfuckingtastic.



HAHAHAH classic.

Just classic.

Never again will you catch me with that expression on my face.. and I love how you can see Sam carrying my hot pink Victoria’s Secret tote in the background xD

At this point I looked to my left and there was this cow or something and it just grazed grass and stared at me while I panic and struggle, obviously quite amused at this strange creature that was me.

Sam actually smiling and looking alot more confident than me

When I reached this part, I cringed and went “NOOOOoooooOoooooo…”

Yup, don’t mind me everyone.

I’m just minding my own business, just cruising along and just…

Just..

Just getting stuck once again, like a retard. LOL.

After riding for about 15 minutes, I started to get the hang of it and a little more confident….

Yeah now act haolian to make up for embarrassing picture before lolol.



DaNang cupcakes and tea + Shiberty cookies and milk!! (“v”)

The first few of their many more adventures together to come

I know the paths look relatively smooth in these pictures, but don’t let them fool you! They were only for photo taking purposes, the real thing was super muddy and bumpy and some slopes were super steep, especially when we went into the jungle

Wow… sexy legs



DAMN SICK!!!!!

I think half of that was elephant poo poo!!!!!!!!@@@@@@1111

Everytime some of it got onto my legs, a little part of me died inside.

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We rode into the jungle, where they took to us this neat little waterfall place!

We washed our feet (thank goodness) and the boys decided to take a little dip!

Our tour guides were really friendly and nice, most of them were :)

Thailand is such a nice place to visit because most of their people are so gracious, you really can’t help but smile back when a stranger smiles at you.

I love it when a shop owner says “thank you” and smiles when I walk out of their shop without buying anything instead of scowling at me.



I love a spontaneous holiday and not knowing what to expect :)

Makes it all that much more exciting!



Awwww :’)

Finally, we took a rather slow drive back, passing by their little shops and houses and it was fun waving to all the friendly locals! It was my favourite part of the day. Relaxing and fun.

Felt like just for one moment, I was part of their little town.

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This brings us to the end of my phuket adventures! There are other parts of the trip I would blog about, but I don’t have time, so maybe not afterall.

This was a very special and intimate trip for me, but some things you’d rather keep to yourself.

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I’m going to pick Sam from the airport very soon,

omg omg omg omg omg

SO MAD HAPPY HE’S HERE!!!!!!

Just took this picture cuz I still have a bit of time to kill.

He says he has a very pleasant surprise present waiting for me and I’m dying to know what it is :D

Sorry for not blogging the past few days, Bangkok was too hectic! Life has been a crazy whirlwind recently.

Actually, that’s kinda how it’s always been… hmmm


Anyway enough of that!!

Gonna go pick him up now, bye bye bye bye bye bye bye!!!!!!