I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.
-Peter O toole
I am a person of contradictions. On one side when my heart craves for order and symmetry, the devil in me strives to break it. I wanted to put up my Thai escapades in order, but as I said monotony has killed the grey matter of my brain! 😦 So today it is Day 8, our last day in Phuket.
We had rented a two wheeler for the day, which was quite risky on our part because the only two things required were a helmet as well as a valid driving license which as luck would have it we had left behind. We also had two close shaves with the police as they were present everywhere and the whole evening was spent worrying about getting back to the hotel without getting caught. Nevertheless, the day was very eventful and we had an experience of a lifetime.
Tiger Kingdom was our first stop. It is one of the best places I have ever been to. There are a number of options and packages to choose from, which is available on their site. Unfortunately an Australian tourist was attacked a week before our visit to Thailand after which courage was elusive and we chose the smallest tigers instead. The tiger cubs were the cutest and in high demand. But I must say, they were definitely worth the wait. 🙂
Tiger Kingdom is close to Patong and they have a restaurant as well! 🙂 . And professional photographers can be hired for 500 Thai Baht.
Doesn’t she look cute?
We were allowed to spend ten minutes in each cage. There were four tiger cubs, two of them were one and half months old and the other two were three months old. The cubs in the above pictures were the smaller ones. All they did was drink milk and sleep 😉 .
Did you see the paws? They were so clean, the tigers and also well fed. We were allowed into the cages only after washing our hands and wearing disinfected footwear.
She was one of the two three month old cubs. Did you notice the pace at which they grow? These two were pretty playful and were resting after half an hour of chasing each other, when we got our chance.
She kept hitting me with her tail wonder why?? 😉 .
We spent the rest of our day exploring Phuket and her beaches and yes, worrying as well 😦 .
A beautiful ending to an equally beautiful day!