Hillside Resort Pattaya
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... br> The final stop was to a jewellery factory rather like in Hong Kong though this was much smarter and bigger. Ostensibly we were to see how the jewellery was made but we were soon shown into a large saleroom where we had a dedicated salesperson to show us round. We had been previously advised by the guide that this would happen but that we should not feel under any obligation to buy. In the event we managed to escape though came very close to
buying a ruby ...
Vanessa had a newly bought condo that she wanted to show off, which was one of the main reasons we were here. I've been told that Pattaya is quite the den of iniquity but I thought I’d judge for myself. I have a friend here called Valerie and I planned potentially to meet her at some point. Looking around, most shops and business were written in Russian as there’s a huge community staying here. We checked out the water parks ...
... was right. It's not until you get quite close that you can start to tell (presuming of course you didn't already know they were Lady Boys) that they were in fact once blokes. To have you're photo taken with one demanded a tip of 40 baht or more which isn't a lot so a fair price. I noticed a couple of tourists tipping in excess of 500 baht and so they must make a killing in tips everyday especially when you consider they perform 3 ...
... a little paranoid. As I walked back towards my bike he sat on it again.
"Excuse me, could I get on my bike please?"
“You give me cigarette?”
“I don’t smoke”
“I see you smoke on beach”
“I just quit”
At this point she, I mean he, got off my bike but leaned on the handle bars from the front towards me.
“You hab ...
... elephants. We paid 40 baht for a big bunch of bananas for the elephants. Got some cool photos.
We had lunch and waited for the show. First was the cultural show -dancing, kickboxing and drumming. Except this was on a pretty grand scale, elephants came out for the finali and heaps of people were on stage with amazing costumes. There was no clapping at the end. The elephant show was on next and everyone just got up and walked out before they could even close the ...