Sin City in Thailand
Trip Start Feb 25, 2010
17Trip End Jan 01, 2011
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Thai women are absolutely georgous, but I have yet to see an attractive one that is not for sale which is so depressing. These girls are completely subjectified, but the sad thing is they are subjectifying themselves, and they don't even realize it. They see no problem at all with what they are doing, and even more confusing to me is the normal westerners who are walking around arm in arm with them seem to be completely content. If Vegas is the Sin City of the US, then Pa Tong is the Sin City of Thailand. Huge crowds of tourists flood the streets all through-out the day, loud music and flashing lights pollute the space. Not one step can be taken without being physically harrassed by a Thai massage prostitute, a middle-eastern tailor, or a Thai Tuk-Tuk driver. There is no connecting with the locals, or taking a quiet walk on the beach, because the natives of Pa Tong have become professionals in pushing people to buy things they don't want. The first night I was overwhelmed and tired. I decided to go to the beach and play guitar to ease my mind and go to bed early.
I spent the next morning at the beautiful beach. In the afternoon I went on a party cruise with an open bar, snorkeling, lunch, dinner
Pa Tong is probably the most expensive place I will visit on this trip, however I am glad I started here because it reminded me of my intentions for this trip. I did not come here to party, I did not come here to go to clubs, spend money I don't have and be a tourist. Pa Tong is no place for a lone traveler like myself. I am leaving today to move forward, I am skipping all of the beautiful islands around Phuket to save money and avoid more tourism. From what I have heard, wherever a tourist has walked, chaos similiar to that of Pa Tong follows. Time to get off the beaten path...