After 3 layovers in Los Angeles, Taipei, and Bangkok I made it to my final destination of Phuket, Thailand. After well over 24 hours of travel I was exhausted, but excited to be here again after 6 long years. I was looking forward to sitting on the beach, soaking up the sun, drinking ice cold Chang beer and just relaxing.
I had a driver waiting for me outside the airport to take me to my hotel. The taxi ride from Phuket Airport to Patong was longer than I remembered. But I enjoyed the winding route up through the mountains and down the other side to the beach. The drive took a little over one hour to reach the Nap Patong, the upscale, boutique hotel I book for my two week stay.