After spending two days in Bangkok, we went to Phuket. Here, we ride chartered bus from airport to our hostel. I just realized that the motel we booked is a very old building and looked not very well maintained (The name is Patong Studio). I cannot complain because it is very cheap. We shared our motel room with 5-6 other people. When we reached, my wife is informed that the tour guide that supposed to bring us to tourism spots in Phuket asked for cancellation because one of his driver involved in car accident.
So realizing that, we adjusted our schedule accordingly. Luckily, there is a place for vehicle rent near our motel. My wife and me went there and decided to rent a bike and then just use it to go to Big Buddha. It is a very big Buddha statue located on the top of the hill in main Phuket island. This is the first time two of us used rented vehicle in other people’s country whose language we do not understand and none of us have international driving licence.
It is further complicated by the timing and road towards that Big Buddha. When we started our journey, it has already around 4pm and the journey took around 1.5 hours. The road is extremely hilly and there is no light at its sides. We only have around half an hour to enjoy our time there and when we went back, it was heavy rain! So no road light, no road sign, we cannot use our phone for GPS because it was raining, the road was hilly, and hence we have complete suffering for 1.5 hours. I seriously that time scared that something bad will happen.
But in the end, we still come back in one piece. So, we rested awhile and we walked to restaurant near our motel to ate local food and enjoyed it. I was thinking that surely the worst is over but then I cannot sleep that night because my skin felt very itchy everywhere. I suspect that there were some bed bugs on my mattress but somehow only me affected and my wife was not. The worst come during last day when I had a diarrhea and fever and I could not sleep. Definitely this is because eating street food but somehow it need to wait until last day to see the effect.
Overall, it was a tiring honeymoon but very memorable one