My flight with WestJet from Kelowna, BC to Vancouver went well. Vancouver has been voted as the best airport in Canada and North America. Four hours later I was on my way to Guangzhou, China with China Southern Airlines. The flight and comfort was as good as it could get for a 14 hour flight. The airline attendants were very accommodating and it always helps to have your personal TV to watch movies. I have flown to Guangzhou airport before and was pleased to be in the newly built airport. The 5 hour layover gave me lots of time to explore. I chuckled when I saw a modern Squatter in the bathroom. This one was very nice considering some of the ones I had to use in the past years of travel.
The 4 hour flight to Phuket went well. I had joined my daughter there approximately 15 years ago and fell in love with Thailand. My travel partner had unknowingly booked the same condo complex through AirBNB where my daughter and I had stayed.
I recommend the Club Apartments, but the address and directions were not really clear, in spite of being told by the owner that taxi drivers know how to find the place. They do not! Kamala Beach had grown so much, that I was lost too. A few hours later, we finally found the place. My taxi driver was ready to dump me off in a dingy hotel. My travel partner also had problems finding the place the next day when she arrived. It is on the Main road and there is a small “The Club” sign. We later learned if we told the taxi or Tuk Tuk drivers it is across from the Aussie Pub, a light bulb would turn on. Our two bedroom, two bath condo was fairly comfortable. The beds were not! We asked the owner if he could get foams to put on the mattresses. He said no and no one else had complained about the beds being so hard. There are three floors and only stairs. The pool and grounds are beautiful. I love the location and the quaintness of this place, but I would try renting from another owner.
The new Chinese restaurant that is connected to The Club serves awesome food. I ate there on three different occasions. Although, it is hard to find a place in Phuket that doesn’t serve great food.