Jeff and I decided to get out and explore a little of what Phuket has to offer. We decided to go to the Phuket Aquarium and see if we could get some interesting photos. We hopped on the motorbike with a general idea of where we were going. Soon we realized that we were were not as familiar with the roads as we had thought.
We saw some signs for the Aquarium, but somehow we found ourselves driving up a mountain road in the middle of nowhere. To our surprise we popped out on the east side of the island, which I had never seen before. The west side of Phuket is full of picturesque beaches while the east side has docks and boats.
When we finally found the Aquarium we were pleased that it only costed 100 baht ($3) to get in. The Aquarium was small, but pretty good. There were lots of giant fish and a lot of information about the sea life around Thailand.
Outside of the Aquarium there was the Marine Life Rehabilitation Center where they care for dozens of turtles. They care for turtles that have been injured by fishing boats. Overall the Aquarium made for a fun day!
As a maturing women, Marina has dedicated her life to travel and new experiences. After working a 9-5 cubical lifestyle, Marina sold everything she owned, left her job and begun a new life with her boyfriend and travel companion, Jeff Johns. Together they relocated to Phuket, Thailand and founded Latitude 34 in which they seek to share their alternative lifestyle with the world.
Marina is a Visual Journalism graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography where she studied photography, videography and ultimately caught the travel bug. Through creating several international documentaries, Marina realized there was more to the world than work and wanted something more.