Thailand. This island sure is a fun place. After spending 3 crazy days in Bangkok; a city full of skyscrapers, it was time to explore the coast.
So just about 2 hours away from Bangkok, Pattaya is the closest of Thailand's major beach resorts to the capital city. With hundreds of beer bars, massage parlors and go-go clubs, it deserves to have the reputation as a sex capital.
How Did We Reach
With a limited aerial connectivity, the best way to travel to Pattaya from Bangkok is by road. You can hire a car to drive between the two cities or take a bus. Several buses depart every half an hour from Ekamai(Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal) located near Sukhumvit. Tickets are as low as Rs 1000.
So that's how we did it, we took an air-conditioned bus from Ekamai to Pattaya.
Now, I was waiting for this part to come, to tell you about the only horrible experience we had in Thailand.
It was quite late at night when we reached Pattaya bus terminal, and we still had to go to our hostel. A guy approached us when we walked out of the terminal to get a taxi. Apparently, he himself was a taxi driver, came to us where did we wanna go. His fare was way too much for the distance, so we negotiated a bit. But upon finding him reluctant to his own terms we called him off and started looking for another taxi. That's when he started a drama, shouting at us in his own language, calling his people who were watching this all from a distance while there was almost no one left at the bus terminal.
We started walking away from him, but he began to follow and he was still shouting. For a moment we got scared. Right when we were about to call for help, there arrived a taxi with a beautiful girl on the steering wheel. Without negotiating much we got in and drove to our place.
Where Did We Stay
We finally felt relieved when we reached our destination, 18 Coins Hostel.
This hostel is a very convenient distance from the beach and the very famous Walking Street.
We found the beds in the dorm to be small, so we got ourselves a separate room for the same price. This room also had a small refrigerator full of beer and some cookies.
We settled up and took a stroll to the neighborhood. Plenty of restaurants, bars, massage parlours and clubs around.
What Did We Do/See In Pattaya?
Pattaya might not have tall buildings like Bangkok does, but.. Beaches Bitches! ;)
Sexy clean beaches, pretty streets and exotic islands, Pattaya is a package in its own.