J. A. Villa
Travel Blogs from Pattaya
... Tyler stayed on the boat while the rest of us hopped off the boat and swam over to the coral. There were tons of *********ly sea urchins that are poisonous. I was wondering why they had brought us to snorkel here to begin with. Aside from that, sadly, most of the coral was dead. It still looked beautiful because of the large variety of plants and animals they had, but not as brilliant as I had expected it to be. Lots of little fishes, nothing crazy. A few crabs and puffer ...
... s just a fun thing to do.
As I get to the less populated beach area, I see some guys fishing. The day is nice and the route is interesting. I keep walking.
I stop to take photos at some overlooks. Then, I see a temperature sign. It's a little after noon and 27.4 C. It seems everyone I meet here from other counties use centigrade for their temperature. They do not know how to translate into Fahrenheit and I don't either. I did once but forgot. ...
... day in one room and go outside into the grounds at times. There are probably 15 children in the room - a few toys and music playing (I've noticed it seems to be the same song on repeat). I've only ever seen one teacher in the room at the time, and most of time we are there, the room has no adults at all. I was warned that I will leave feeling frustrated at not being able to change things - as volunteers we don't have much of a ...
... up around where John lives and over to Pattaya Beach.
We then went for lunch to a restaurant located on the beach which was like a sports bar and we were guided through the menu. We ended up with chicken fried rice while John & Linda ordered something different so we got to try other things.It was nice to have a leisurely lunch and just to sit and relax.
After lunch we went to Linda'shome which is a single dwelling on the outskirts of Pattaya. This home ...
... unto a visit of one week. You see the Jontiem/Pattaya area is too nice to leave. I decided to stay away from the cold places remaining in my itinerary, such as Xian & Guilin, in favor of the warmer weather of Jontiem. The guys were great hosts and I got to sample the life of a retired “farang” in Pattaya. Quite interesting! A day at the beach here. Shopping the next! Run errands. Eat out! A little sightseeing on my account. All very enjoyable!
By the way, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking