Travel Blogs from Pattaya
Day three ended up a travel day to Pattaya. We shared the minibus with some very dodgy gentlemen from the subcontinent, but given where we were going it's not surprising that we encounter sleaze. Nevertheless, Pattaya seems to be a bit of a party-town. Lots of visiting Russian tour groups and a very interesting night-life. Tracey won’t let me …
A few days later we decided to visit Ko Samet, a little island about 50 miles out of Pattaya. It took us about 1 hour and a half to reach Phe, from where we jumped on a ferry to the island (£2 return each). We stayed in some little huts which looked quite romantic from the outside but were scabby, grubby rooms inside. Shelly and I skillfully attemptrd to negotiate a discount and made a saving of 0%. The guy was a stone faced negotiator and would not budge from the £12 per ...
... with experiences. I guess it is part of human nature to be competitive but whilst I found this a disgusting but inevitable part of life in corporate Britain, it is all the more distasteful in paradise. Example:
Traveller 1 - “I did this cool trek with a few people in Northern Laos, and ended up spending a couple of days living with a hill tribe”
Traveller 2 - “That’s nothing, I walked alone ...
... in stock but no chance of getting plugs. He told me that any plug would do. With that I lost all faith in Thai mechanics and will be doing all work myself from now on.
So I reckon I will be giving the English bar a miss from now on. It’s actually getting slightly more expensive to eat there as I have to order custom food without meat which is cheaper to make but costs twice the price.
So i looked for a biker bar online and found one. I was relieved, ...
... 20 minutes away) and spent two hours driving around Pattaya, whilst stopping to ask directions! I was getting furious with her as I envisiged our plane leaving without us! And then, to make a bad journey worse, we drove past an accident that had happened on the other side of the road and saw and young boy lying dead in the road where he'd been hit by a lorry! It was awful!! Still, we did eventually get to the airport and on to our flight to Koh Samui and all was well!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking