Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Phuket Trip 2013 - Taking the taxi from Phuket Airport to Patong Beach
PLEASE ASK PERMISSION BEFORE YOU RE POST MY PHOTOS ON TO YOUR BLOG. THERE ARE SOME BLOGGERS WHO DID NOT ASK MY PERMISSION AND REPOST MY PHOTOS WITHOUT THE COURTESY OF LINKING BACK TO MY BLOG. THIS IS LIKE STEALING. PEOPLE, I HAVE SPEND MUCH TIME TAKING PHOTOS AND DOING HOMEWORK ON MY TRAVELLING INFORMATION AND KINDLY SHARE THESE INFORMATION TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN THEM. IF NECESSARY I WILL POST SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR BLOG TO SHOW YOUR BAD MANNERS OF STEALING MY PHOTOS. THE MOST DISGUSTING THING THEY DID WAS TO SCREEN SHOT MY PHOTO AND CORP OFF MY BLOG TITLE AND REPOST IN THEIR BLOG. Last month we made a short trip for a relaxing vacation to Phuket. This is our 3rd trip to Phuket, so this trip we wont be doing any sightseeing or island hopping, the main purpose was solely for some relaxation on the island. Our previous two trips we wasted so much time sightseeing that we dont even have time to take a relaxing walk on the beautiful beach. Booking the air fare was a breeze, we choose Jetstar cause the low fare and the timings suited us best. The whole plane trip took us only one and a half hour. On arrival at the Phuket Airport, we could see many such taxi counters in the arrival hall. As we did not pre arranged for transportation, we thought it was safer to get taxi within the airport rather than walk outside the airport to catch a taxi. It could be cheaper to get a taxi from the many touts eagerly waiting for you at the exit of the airport but on reading many bad reviews that the taxi could bring you to some travel agent first before alighting you at the hotel. The main purpose was to recommend some tour packages. The taxi rate is standard about 800 baht from Airport to Patong Beach and on return journey from hotel to airport you can get a 100 baht discount if you use the same driver. We are lucky to have this friendly and seems reliable driver to fetch us from the airport to hotel at Patong Beach and we emphasized that we wanted to go straight to hotel and not anywhere else. So our return journey we used the same driver.