Pattaya, Thailand 21st Feb - 28th Feb
Trip Start Dec 13, 2012
74Trip End Ongoing
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Pattaya is beachside city approx. 2 hours from Bangkok. Very much a tourist destination, Pattaya is full of hotels, bars, restaurants and market stalls. Pattaya definitely had the highest contingency of sex tourism we have seen so far. You are never more than 10 metres away from a strip club, gogo bar or a wrinkly old fat man with a beautiful young Thai girl on his arm. Good place for Fae to take her Dad right?! ;-)
It's actually a lot like how we expected Bangkok to be, however Bangkok ended up to be TAME compared to this!
Although it started very slow stopping off for extra tourist activities along the way, we finally arrived at Koh Larn Island
We spent a night down the drinking street perched in a row on seats facing the street. It was the most entertaining evening! As you sit drinking away, there is a conveyer belt of things going by you. People selling, food, clothes, shoes, underwear, crafts… people begging for money. Shops attached to motorbikes drove by displaying dresses on manaquins, one shop on wheels was full of cuddly toys! There were many sex tourists going by with their Thai women – some so drunk they could barely stand up. Thai women (some ladyboys) on their way to work for the evening all dressed up. It was crazzzzzy!
Hired a moped
We hired a bike each and set off to explore the coastline
Half way through the day we got stopped by the police. All tourists were being stopped. We didnt have a licence for rising a moped so we got fined $15 each. We had the option of going to the police station to pay it or pay it to the policeman there. We gave it to the policeman and he pocketed it. Nice scam!
Food & Drink
New Tastes: Charcoal Fish
International McDonalds Meal: Mc Spicy Pork Burger
Local Beer: Chang, Singha
Strangest Thing to Happen
Fae’s phone got pick pocketed
Pattaya Holiday Lodge - $30 a night including food vouchers and breakfast in the morning. Was about 15 mins walk from the main strip, but still lots of places to eat and drink on the same street.
Water: $0.50 for 1.5 litre
Alcohol: $3 for a beer
Moped: $7 for the day
Massage: $5 for 1 hour
Average Daily Spend per person: $43
Transport there for both of us: $17
Total Spend for both of us inc. Transport: $613