Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tours and teaching with Cape Panwa

We have been running trips out of the hotel, discovering Phuket and some of them have needed a tour guide - see our Facebook page for photographs and  comments: Tim accompanied the guests on these trips.  

Pavinee is our new guide and yesterday took the guests on our 'Buddha Day' tour, which involved visiting Big Buddha and Wat Chalong. She enjoyed it so much that she forgot to take any photographs. But has promised to take some more.  Do you have any photographs to send us?

Meanwhile Tim is trying to reduce the number of errors made in guest-staff communications through regular English-language classes. Errors in communication are sometimes downright funny like when in an (unnamed) Patong hotel some time ago, a guest asked reception for something to unblock her bathroom drains and Room Service promptly brought her a cheeseburger.

Ah, the nuances of the language of Shakespeare...  Tim says that one of his most linguistically-challenged lessons is 'How to make an English pot of Tea' - don't forget to tell them to warm the pot, Tim. And then there's the Phuket guidebook that the students were preparing - watch this space.