A First Trip To Phuket Story

First Time, Not The Last Time

It was June 12, I had just got off the plane after a agonizing 9 hour flight. I had left Australia to see what all the fuss was about, I am 22 and was visiting Thailand with a 30 year old, a 32 year old and a 40 year old. For Months I had heard stories about the girls, the bars, the clubs – I was excited to say the least.

The airport felt cool, with 2 attendants serving a full aircraft it took about 1 hour to get out of the airport, we walked through the large sliding doors and the humidity hit me. I had just left a freezing cold Sydney for a hot, humid Thailand. It smelt, I couldn’t understand much and I was trying to speak to people as if I was in Australia – I had to question myself, “Was this a mistake”.

I had a cigarette and we got into our bus, I started to feel sick and just wanted to get to my hotel to sleep. After a hour journey we arrived, we loaded into reception and got supplied our keys. My group advised me it was best to have the mini-bar emptied so any girls we bring back wouldn’t be able to take things when we were asleep.

In the room I had a hot shower and thought I was going to bed, the eldest member from my group came in fully dressed and told me it was time to hit the bars. I wasn’t impressed to say the least but I didn’t want to be rude so I joined. We walked from our Hotel the C&N into Bangla Rd – it took about 5minutes before I was forced into a picture with a large reptile of some kind, after giving going from 1000 baht to 150 baht for the photo I took it and ran.

We got to our first bar and I ordered a drink, this is where I started to realize I had made a very good move coming here, I was about to finish my first Smirnoff when one of the most gorgeous girls I have ever seen walked up to me and asked my name, I replied saying I was Joel and asked hers. I don’t know if I forgot the name instantly, or couldn’t hear it over the music but the next thing I knew she was in my lap grinding on me. I’m not a back looking guy, in Sydney ive never had a issue getting attractive girls, but this was new to me, this was effortless.

A member from my group told me I should buy her a drink, as it was the thing to do – I got her one expecting a large bill but was happy enough to find out it only cost 100 baht. We stayed at this bar for about 30 more minutes, by this time I was very ready for bed. I paid my bar fine of 500 baht and the girl agreed to come back with me for 1000 baht. Now if I had been in Sydney, I could spend 3 hours talking to a girl this good looking, spend $100 on drinks and still end up getting a thank you and good bye at the end of the night.

This isn’t a porno so ill leave my first night at that.

The next morning I woke up, and to my surprise and happiness, this girl had her arm around me. I woke her and we ordered breakfast. After 1 more round of fun we went to my mates room to find him with his own girl eating. After a short chat, we said good bye to the girls as I was very keen to continue exploring this wonderful country!

The next day we went to look through the Markets, I had heard about how you need to Barter with the stall keepers and get the best price. Walking down the strip I was amazed at how well the locals could put on the different accents, and how the new terms we would understand.

After 10 or 15 minutes I walked into one shop, looking at the shirts, jeans and glass’s. I picked out about 5 shirts and 2 pairs of Jeans – In Australia id expect to pay $200 for all of this, but managed to get this person down to $30 for the lot. I realized later I could have gone further, but who was I to complain?

That night we headed of into town again, for more girls and fun. This continued for a few nite’s, each time seeming better and better until I found “Bonkers Bar” – Grade A Girls, cheap drinks, good music! I was in my element, then she walked over to me. Her name was Jum, she was only 18 or 19 with almost no English knowledge. I drank with her for a bit, then took her back to the hotel.

The next morning we woke up, and ordered food. Jum went into the bathroom when I heard a terrible thud, looking up I could see her on the floor, blood coming from her head. I jumped up and applied pressure to the wound, and ran out calling for help. As terrible as it is, and concerned for her as I was the only thing going through my mind was that I was going to go down for this, and spend time in a Thailand Jail.

The hotel staff did a amazing job, I picked her up and got her in their car. They had no regard for the rule’s of the road, driving on the footpath and swerving in front of anything and everything to get her to hospital. It took about 1 hour from the time she hit her head, to the time she was out of the hospital.

We got back to the hotel and I gave her 5000 BAHT as I felt so bad (The agreed price for coming was 1000). She apologies for me, which I found funny as she was the one who hit her head.

I was fairly shaken for the next few nights’s so I stayed away from the girls and just drank.  Till the next night, back on the horse I say!