Jomtien Orchid Hotel
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... confrontations or embarrassing situations when possible. You 'save face'. I read a quote once: "Sometimes my mind wanders, sometimes it leaves completely." Maybe, just maybe, though... it says something to live a life where time is not so important. But, I really don't want to lose touch with reality just yet, either. I know I shouldn't tell this. Some people in the U.S. already question my mental stability. The hostel is on the beach. The section here is ...
... gave me a leaflet on Jomtien's gay scene!
The beach was ok, overcrowded with Russians in skimpy thongs (more so men than women), Turkish in their boxers and hawkers trying to sell us everything from massages to fireworks. Barry literally got his feet 'shaved' by a thai woman on the beach who excitedly kept holding up the dead skin to show us - delightful!
After a couple of days, we booked our return trip to Bangkok in a private taxi. Our taxi man was very ...
... br> Most of the side streets were like Amsterdam's red light district, but on steroids. Everywhere we went, there were plenty of buildings lit up in neon, surrounded by clouds of smoke, with girls sitting around waiting for wealthy foreigners to come by and whisk them away. If you're into that kind of thing, then Pattaya is your kind of place. I think Pattaya actually used to be a fishing village until the 1960s, when American servicemen came over from the Vietnam War ...
... work here do every task, including working as waiters in the
Reserve's restaurant. Every male in Thailand must serve two years in
the military. This means eight months of basic training, and then a
small percentage of personnel going into the actual military machine.
The larger percentage fill the jobs that take care of the day to day
operations of facilities such as this Turtle Reserve, such as serving
food. I didn't ever think ...
... Over the next few days I fought an uphill battle as I taught myself to feel pain again. I was still in the same hotel in Sukhumvit and stayed on there for a few extra days as I was in no shape to do anything else. It was expensive though and once I got myself some pills I felt better and moved it along. I found a far cheaper place down the road so went there and crashed out in th vague hope that with sufficient time and rest I would feel better.
Now they say you ...