Travel Blogs from Patong
... gets out to Dubbo for Easter.
Its warm again, breakfast out of the way, a few of us have quick dip and then we spread out, Genelle & Pauline off to drop laundry in, Mark and I off to try and procure the last of our DVD list, and Dale stays to mind the pool - somebody has to do it.
Then Genelle and Pauline head off to get nails their done, so, not to be outdone I go to the same place, Tower Massage, and get a pedicure (200 baht $6). Look, ...
... travelling experience so I better get used to it! Last night was just crazy, Patong is one crazy place, clubs and pubs fill a street in the centre, we turned up at about 8pm last night, got dropped off by the minibus bang in the centre! The bustle of the place smacks you in the face straight away, with the locals calling you from the time they see you until your too far away to hear or the music of the club next ...
... room all day, slowly trying to put ourselves and the hotel room back together again and work out what we are going to do if the weather doesn't improve, apparently we are in the middle of a typhoon! We went and got some food which really wasn't very nice, we literally had to wade down our street which was completely flooded to get to the restaurant. After dinner ...
... even when I told him it was fake. We found an ATM and finally got some Thai baht in our wallets and then went straight into our first bartering experience as Jack needed thongs. I'm not a fan of the barter system, I'd rather see a price tag and choose whether I want to pay it or not. And I'm trying to get my head around the conversion rate, so it took about 5 minutes to buy a pair of thongs, which were fake Haviannas that we paid 250 baht for (around ...
... whilst the kids played cricket with their Ozzy mates. An hour later, I took Archie and Henry to Thai boxing lessons with Chart where they learned basic blocks with knees, feet and elbows before practicing sparring with him! It was REALLY good to see them learning such a great sport and I will enquire about their interest once we have settled back into life in the UK again to see if they want to take it up seriously. On our way back to the room just as the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service