Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Here is the final installment of the fall break holiday to Thailand. From Bangkok we flew to Phuket and then taxied an hour or so to the Centara Hotel on Kata Beach. Nice resort with several pools, very kid friendly, quick walk to the beach.

Phuket is an island on the west coast of the tail of Thailand (classic example of a prorupt state - a country which has an elongated extension with both positive and negative potential situations, culturally, politically and economically) As you can see, the island has a hilly interior which extend down to the ocean. We divided our days between time at this pool and the beach.

Very kid friendly - Emmerson and Ada mad a few friends and made the most of all the pool offerings.

In the "cave".

 They come up with elaborate games/situations, often involving various characters with different hairstyles - which I think is going on here.

At the beach. The girls both got braids - which took about 2 hours to get and laid open their scalps to the tropical sun so we had to get bandanas for them to wear.

Quite a challenge to keep them pasty white in the tropics but we managed for the most part. 

Doing something.

Doing something else.

 Some decent sized waves - down the beach I realized their was a surf break - on the evening of the last day we were there - unfortunately. But we were able to do some body surfing and just getting pummeled by the waves.

Celebrating by lifting Emmerson over my head - style points as always for Emmerson!


Various warnings - most likely set in place do to the tsunami that ravaged the area in 2006? This was the part of Thailand that got absolutely devastated. It has been completely rebuilt, no signs of the tsunami except for the signs.

I did have to give the girls a lecture in the realities of rip currents and how to deal with them. They are very legally conscientious and wanted to make sure that they were doing the right thing while at the beach involving the warning signs.

  Tsunami signs.

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