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Off to Thailand tomorrow

 
 
Wilso
 
Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2009 10:48 pm
For 5 weeks of sun, fun and scuba diving. (And a couple of visits with the in-laws!)
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 01:54 am
@Wilso,
What I've heard in the past half year, or so, it's a good place not to be, but family and all. . . . I just read an article that the village of Santi Suk has started printing it's own money, there being a shortage of Baht.
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 05:00 am
Have a good time.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 05:22 am
@Wilso,
MAke it a gret time> Ive been watching a show called "Strange Foods with ANdy Zimmern". Hes been in the hinterlands of Thailand eating fresh barbecued bats. Very crunchy
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jan, 2009 03:06 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

What I've heard in the past half year, or so, it's a good place not to be, but family and all. . . . I just read an article that the village of Santi Suk has started printing it's own money, there being a shortage of Baht.


So far, it's no different to the last 6 times I was here.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jan, 2009 03:54 am
@Wilso,
Glad to hear that. Funny the stories they come up with when the money's right.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jan, 2009 07:13 am
hope you packed your boogie board wilso
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Wilso
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jan, 2009 06:49 pm
We left Pattaya 2 days early and went back to Bangkok. After visiting the friends and family we got sick of seeing fat 65-year-old men hanging all over 20-year-old women with dead eyes. It's a depressing place.
UXB
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jan, 2009 12:56 pm
@Wilso,
I have been to Pattaya, yes there are bars and sometimes you have men and women heading off to hotels, that happens in lots of places. Thai women are lucky when they are 35 or 45 years old they still look like teenagers. Really pisses off Farang (foreign) women! Phuket is very popular with women, it is not unusual to see a 50 year old woman with two "boytoys" - that's life! But Phuket does have nice beaches and restaurants.

In Pattaya you can find cheaper accommodation than Phuket or Bangkok. Transportation is cheap at only 10 baht from fixed route baht buses. Lots of good restaurants, malls, many street vendors and flea markets. Beach at Pattaya is only good for sunbathing, shopping, walking or malls and bars - tourists usually use the pools in their hotels or go to nearby Jomtien.

Pattaya is also a top destination for couples, even family groups with children. Many of these tourists return year after year. Yes, there are bars but no one forces anyone into a bar! Many retirees live in Pattaya, often after their wives have passed away.

You will see more nudity and crudeness on a beach in Europe or the US! Visit Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Nevada and you will see hookers and customers. Even in London they have hookers plying tourists.

Any visitor to Pattaya who wants to avoid some of the bars could stay in the Naklua or Jomtien area of Pattaya. Pattaya is around 125 baht and only 2 hours by bus from the Ekamai bus station in Bangkok, if someone doesn't care for cheaper hotels, good restaurants and cheap 10 baht transportation in a beach setting they they can easily return to Bangkok.

Both Bangkok and Phuket have bars too! Phuket has the Patong area and Bangkok has the Patpong, Nana and Soi Cowboy areas. Perhaps no one should visit Bangkok or Phuket!




Wilso
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 07:34 am
@UXB,
I've been to Bangkok and Phuket (many times) as well as Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Toa and Sisaket (Want to get to Sukhutai (sp?) next time). In Pattaya I found it much more "in your face". Unlike other tourist areas where the red light district is very defined, in Pattaya it just seems to be one big red light district.
patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 07:37 am
@Wilso,
Clearly you've offended the Pattaya Tourist Board, wilso.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 07:42 am
Little one met some of the Thai relatives for the first time. She's normally pretty shy around new people, but she took to Nee's family like she'd known them all her life.

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