Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pattaya Beach - Thailand


Massive. Traffic across Central Mall, I was actually quite panicky because I was alone and I also wasn't sure which direction I should walk. For the sake of safety, I quickly dashed towards the beach to be among the sardine packed crowd. Walla! So much of fun these people were having. Boozing, eating, swimming and lure behaviours. Didn't bother me, not a slightly thought of  swimming in the murky sea but just to get a feel of standing on Pattaya beach.  








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'm 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, Shocking untold Pattaya truth. What? pay to sit?  Some sort of gimmick to rip tourists? Must be. He still wouldn't leave me alone and keep staring. I knew. I knew that if I don't leave, trouble will follow. So, quietly I left to be save.  
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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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