2019 Drive to Thailand – Off to Phuket Town!

Masked McDonalds Madness…

Strange but true… although we’ve been to Phuket island plenty of times, we have never actually driven into the city centre. This trip would be our first time!

In the grand scheme of things, this would be just like a leisurely morning stroll instead of a marathon run. Nothing really scary about this drive, except that you have to navigate the heavy traffic heading into the city centre.

Driving into Phuket City

Our accommodation for the next few nights would be the Ibis Styles Phuket City, which is situated just beside the Novotel Phuket Phokeethra right smack in the centre of town.

This is an extremely convenient location, situated just opposite the Robinson Department Store, with plenty of food options in close proximity.

If you give the kids a choice, you know what they would choose….

Yep… they choose to takeaway Happy Meals from McDonald’s, complete with friendly staff and activities and masks to bring back to the hotel room.

Besides having some tasty food to eat, we also get some fun props to take a great family wefie!

The hotel itself was reasonably comfortable. We booked a family room which consists of a double bed and a bunk bed. The great thing was that because the hotel cafe was closed, we enjoyed our daily breakfast at the Novotel, which had an awesome breakfast spread. This perk made up for some of the minor inconveniences we faced at the hotel. (The hotel had overcharged our credit card when we booked and we faced a number of issues trying to get our money back)

The kids were super excited at the bunk bed, but we were afraid that they might fall off the top level.

Part 11 – Trigger happy Photo-taking at the Trickeye Museum!


Blog Menu

  1. 2019 Drive from Singapore to Thailand
  2. Crossing the Sadao Border
  3. Selamat Hari Raya
  4. Day of Rest
  5. Expectation Vs. Reality
  6. Krabi Krazy
  7. A Scenic Leisurely Drive
  8. Home Away From Home
  9. Sunsets, Beaches and Takeaways
  10. Off to Phuket Town
  11. Phuket Trickeye Museum
  12. Phuket Aquarium
  13. Naka Night Market Hit and Run
  14. Time to Head Home
  15. Hey Hat Yai!
  16. Last Stop Kuala Lumpur
  17. Brake Pads, Movie and Humpty Dumpty
  18. Flaming Lorries and Happy Memories
  19. Route Summary
  20. Concluding Thoughts

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