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Today we got to go on an amazing field trip. We visited the Hemaraj
Industrial Park. Hemaraj is a huge free trade zone in Thailand.
Companies like Ford, Mazda, Toyota, and the smaller companies that
produce car parts all have manufacturing plants in Hemaraj. The
industrial park also has several pre built facilities for manufacturing,
logistics, and petrochemical companies. The facility is so amazingly
large and clean and it ...
... around at breakfast (it's anytme of the day you want to eat) and chatting with people from all around the world. My backpack is sitting by my table as I eat. I say goodbye to the people I have grown to know over the past week. I chat with the staff and give them a little extra in tips today. I hope to return sometime. Tips are not always given here. They are given only on certain occasions. When you do tip, the standard is 10%25, not 20%25 like in the U.S. ...
... last few minutes.
Our tour of Pattaya only included a trip via Speed Boat to Coral Island. On the way, we were given the opportunity to Paraglide or to walk along the sea bed but only a few people optioned to so due to the extortionate prices. The beaches of Pattaya and Coral Island again can be compared to the beaches of Benidorm, filled with sunbeds occupied by the very same Europeans roaming the streets. Activities at ...
... really pleased they didn't know about my little hideout!
That night we went to one of the "must do's" of Pattaya; Tiffany's lady boy cabaret show. I have to say that it wasn't as impressive as we'd hoped and to be honest was a little disappointing. The girls/boys looked amazing, especially the lead who admittedly looked like a beautiful woman. The pretence soon became less believable however, as when they started to mime and dance to music, it was obvious ...
... a river visiting different stands selling goods. But instead, the Floating Markets were only little huts lifted out of the water on stilts. There were people in canoes selling food on the water, but that's about it.
I walked around for a bit. I bought a fresh squeezed orange juice drink, ice cream, and a flavored shaved ice. The rest of the goods being sold were the normal touristy stuff. I didn't buy anything because I ...