Chang Charlie Inn
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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As we got up this morning the ship was arriving in Laem Chabang which is the nearest port to Bangkok in Thailand. The nearest city to Laem Chabang is Pattaya and Bangkok itself is about a 2 hour drive away by coach.
Yesterday we had heard that guests had been advised not to visit Bangkok unless part of an organised tour because the foreign office had advised there was an imminent risk of extremist activity. We were later advised by our guide ...
... want to sit up on the top deck. No worries though as Thai,s have a solution ,give every body a standard sized buoyancy aid ,biff boff sorted! As the boat was very full I sat right at the back in the open! The last time I visited the island ,there were a few fishermen's huts at one end and very quiet beaches. There is a small ramshackle village there now which is nice to wander around. Once you land you head for a carpark area where tuk tuks and pick up taxis ...
... on the sand, we flagged down another tuk-tuk and crossed back over the ridge to the harbour-side of the island. The driver dropped us (up a steep hill) at the footsteps of a big yellow Buddha, the second of our points-of-interest on the island. Dropping down behind the Buddha was a small series of caves, through which we climbed (on some rather dodgy steps, while carefully watching our heads) until we came to another shrine in a lower cave. From there, we came back out into ...
... both sides of the street, there is plenty to see and most definately enough action to get involved with if thats your cup of tea!!! Gogo bars, Ladyboys and Red Lights acompanied by dozens of prostitutes are the main attractions and they really draw their customers in.
One bar had mini bars inside with poles of dancing girls in the centre of them- the idea was for the customer to walk down the strip in the middle so the girls could have a competition ...
... appear at natural as possible. The things the elephants had been trained to do were impressive, but there wasnt a need for it only entertainment. Its hard because Im working on a project where the animals are not doing something natural but these elephants are domesticated and were used for logging (not a great life for them but it was an income for the Mahouts). However, once the logging was ...