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Phuket – Day 2: Laem Sing Beach

We had asked around for the best beach in the area to go to that wasn’t overly populated and generic, and we were told by a trust worthy enough looking waitress to check out Laem Sing. It was only a short cab ride up the coast. It was a pleasant 30 minute cab ride to Laem Sing, pleasant except for the minimal uneasiness on my part when the driver asked if it was our first time in Phuket, and if we spent time last night on Bangla street, and how ‘beautiful’ the men who were once women are there; that is when it is best to smile, nod and show disinterest in the conversation by ignoring any continued references to how hot the thai post-op transvestites are. After 20 minutes of pleasantries and silence we got to Laem Sing. As far as comparisons to other amazing beaches around the world, it does not compete, as far as comparisons to other beaches that were at our disposal that day, it was gorgeous, quiet, clean and peaceful. It was not a large beach, but it was large enough that people could spread out and feel some privacy under their $3 umbrellas, on their plastic beach chairs. The service was excellent, they were attentive, yet not bothersome. The pina coladas were awesome, as were the fried bananas. There were very limited amount of annoying vendors, the only ones we encountered were helpful and fun; I bought a sequined headband that matched my bathing suit from a 10-year old boy for 100 baht ($3), and a picture with a python for 100 baht ($3), it is very easy to bargain with people when you pretend you are disinterested in what they are offering πŸ™‚ It was a temperate day with a cool breeze, decent waves, and a hot sun. We were there long enough to take a short nap, play in the waves, walk the beach, take some pics and relax; just what we needed in the middle of such an adventurous trip.

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