We are now in Thailand at Phuket, Kata Beach. It is a bit of a contrast from our time in Malaysia. We are missing Malaysia especially the food.
We are staying at a lovely new hotel close to Kata Beach called the Melody. There is not a lot to do that appeals to us here except chill and relax by the pool. The islands do not appeal as I was here in the 80s and prefer to keep those memories of uncrowded islands rather than go through a reenactment of the Normandy landings. Lots of shops and the massages are cheap but not as good as the ones we had in Malaysia. Phuket has some beautiful and ugly places. The people are friendly but the number of tourists from Russia, England and elsewhere can be a bit overwhelming at times compared to Malaysia.
Food in Thailand is well below par compared with Malaysia. It is not awful just lacks the wow factor. Below some of our foodie experiences from Malaysia. Everywhere we went in Malaysia the food did not disappoint except the Cameron Highlands. Ipoh, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru were all exceptional. I was not expecting to be blown away by the food in Malaysia.
Our next stop after Thailand will be Vietnam so hoping the food will get better.