Hotel Baraquda Pattaya
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"Don't Cross Over" (that cheating Line), "Bye, Bye Love", "Take Me Home Country Roads", "You Are My Sunshine", "That's Alright Mama", and other of the old time favorite country songs were what they were playing and singing.
It was pushing 11 a.m. and I was on my way to the beach chairs on the beach. It's actually a couple of miles from my hostel. I can walk right out my hostel for the quieter beach and spread a towel out. For all day, though, I enjoy the lounge chairs ...
... yet almost seemed like a foreign language to me… so many medical terms that my head almost exploded. I would have just left with a full stomach if I could have. But, the Japanese guy was actually pretty cool and asked me a lot of questions. You can’t beat conversation over four or five awesome home-cooked meals in a row.
Thankfully, Jenika, Becky and I did finally leave after sitting around and talking for a little while. We walked to a main street ...
... the real fun began. About 15 fellas performed an excitingly dangerous fire show. Afterwards they invited people to take part in fire limbo and skipping. Fueled with alcohol I decided to take on the fire rope skipping challenge. My first attempt ended in disaster with me being hit by the rope and my vest setting on fire. Undeterred, I went back for a second attempt and tamed the rope of fire. Leyla was not impressed by my foolhardy ways.
The following morning we were ...
... With our wheelie suitcase balancing between me and my young rider - helmet neither offered nor requested - and trying desperately to cling onto the handle under my bum as we hurtled through bumpy roads. At this point I wished I knew the Thai for “We’re really not in a hurry” as it would be a huge shame to perish so close to base camp after seven weeks of travelling, but happily we arrived safe and sound - ...
... a good workout in itself. I quickly dug out my swimsuit and flipflops (which are the footwear of choice in Thailand), wrapped a towel around my waist, and headed to the beach.
Even with all the beach chairs and umbrellas the beach was beautiful. It was already 4PM, but much of this part of the beach was still crowded with loud, fat, mostly old foreigners in ill-fitting, skimpy swimsuits. This was not pleasant to see. I sat down in ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet