Jiraporn Hill Resort
Travel Blogs from Patong
... see nap time - very different world to the one that we know for a living. We have immersed ourselves in the culture of the place, indulging in street food pretty much everyday. There are food markets pretty much everywhere here and we have had a go and some very different things, such as fried crab with yellow curry - not my greatest choice off the menu. Turns out I don't know how to eat crab. Kinda wish Julie's mum was here ...
... a tailor down a side street (which isn't hard, as every second shop seems to be a tailor) called Princes, where the sign outside promised a jacket, pants, shirt, vest and tie for 95 USD ($122 NZD/2944.00 THB). However once inside, the sneaky (albeit quite lovely) Pakistani owner let us know that this included stitching and measurements only - the material is separate. In the end it cost Craig 5000.00 THB ($161.35 USD/$207.70 NZD) for just a jacket and pants ...
... and had a dip before moving on. A few km on and we got stuck bang in the middle of a cycling race, literally hundreds of racers going up a mountain, to be honest half were pushing it was steep and we motored on and at the bottom there was an elephant sanctuary, so we pulled in. It was a tourist place all the elephants were used for givng rides and all in all this area was full of elephants counted over 50 and although ...
... in the bathroom this time.
We headed out at night to find a bar recommended to us.. we ended up not finding it, despite trying to act out the name 'Black Sheep' to some locals which failed miserably as I'm not sure they had ever heard of a sheep before, but we did take a tour around the whole town which was good.
Patong's main street of carnage is Bangla Road, filled with go-go bars, ping pong shows and men who make a more convincing job of being female ...
... we are confident they like one another, we put them into the same cage – which doesn’t always work, sometimes they become aggressive, but on the occasions it does work, we give ourselves a pat on the back and then it is a waiting game for the female to fall pregnant. This can have its difficulties due to their bad previous experiences, we have had a male gibbon who was sterile he was forced to smoke and drink so much. Some females sadly reject their babies and we need ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet