Phuket ~ The Shore at Katathani and Elephant trekking
I'm in Asia.
Last weekend I went to Phuket to relax, and I also had the chance to go elephant trekking. If you ever want to go to Phuket, I recommend The Shore at Katathani. The place and the villas are amazing.
I met my friend out there and we had our own infinity pool and the view overlooking the water (i.e. I'm not good with geography, but I think it was the Andaman Sea) was fantastic. I'd say the majority of guests were couples, but if you're like us and not a couple, the resort is still fantastic.
I must point out that there weren't many mosquitoes at all. Oh, and there was an unattractive naked couple frolicking on the beach so proceed with caution!
Before I left Phuket for the weekend, my friend and I went elephant trekking at Siam Safari. The elephants put on a show (e.g. painting and kicking soccer balls). Did you read that? Soccer balls. There's your sports tie-in.
For 30 minutes we trekked around on the elephant and for 50 Baht, I got to feed the elephants. The whole adventure took about 90 minutes (i.e. show, feeding, pictures, and trekking) and I'd recommend it for anyone who likes elephants.