Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pattaya Beach - Thailand


With the massive traffic jam and thousands of people on this Saturday, I had to watch my steps to cross the road from Central Mall, I was actually quite panicky because I was alone and I also wasn't sure which direction I should walk. Okay, so the safest was quickly crossing over towards the direction of the beach - again, packed with lots of people - some drinking beer, some eating, some swimming whereas some lovey-dovey couples. The beach didn't look really clean but I suppose it didn't matter to those who still wanted to swim or stand in the water.  








As the sun almost blistered my skin. I couldn't stand any longer at the beach. Thus, I sat at the empty bench at the shaded area. From somewhere came the trader who asked if I wanted to order drinks. When I shook my head trying to tell him I am not interested, well, he wasn't pleased. He insisted and when I still refused, I was told to pay 10 Baht to sit at the bench, What a shocking discovery. What? pay to sit? A gimmick to rip tourists I suppose. The trader on the other hand wouldn't leave me alone and kept staring and I knew if I don't leave, trouble will follow, so better to be safe.  
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14 comments:

  1. Pataya beach is always crowded by ppl..

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  2. Wah I thought it was 'free seating' one... U reminds me that when I was in Germany one of the beach, people also gotto pay for the seat but that was like a 2 seater private cube oh...

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  3. Nice clicks, we too enjoyed a beach day. waiting to see what kind of street food you bought.

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  4. Looks like its becoming too touristy

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  5. So strict ah...no drink but have to pay for the seat walauwei ridiculous.

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  6. The beach looks gorgeous...too bad you had to pay to have a shaded seat! Hope you're enjoying your weekend, my friend~

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  7. Love everything about beach and water.

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  8. Hartina & Cassandra - I think he was trying to con me. Anyway, so much for tourism and well, I sure learn a lot by travelling.

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  9. i have been there once :) it still looks so pretty after so many years..

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  10. Wow!nice umbrella shade,it's the same here in M'sia,
    eg in Perhentian kecil,we have to pay for the shade.

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  11. OMG the view is so chillaxing!!

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  12. Have not been back there for ages! =)

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  13. Looks like I've to revisit Pattaya again, haven't been there for quite a few yrs......

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  14. What a lively and beautiful beach my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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