Lovely cooked breakfast at the Swan down Soi 13 before walking it off on a hike up to Pattaya Mountain to admire the views and do some sightseeing.
Breakfast at the Swan
Bunch of English golfers in the Swan heading out for the day. A friend tells me on some of these golf courses in Thailand, the caddies are working girls?
Sounds like fun if its true?
Indian Walking Street
I made my way through Walking street and pass the pier and its clear to see how the Indians are moving in.
How times change, there are Indians and Chinese everywhere in Pattaya now except for the Gogos bar one or two.
Pattaya View Point
Pass Pattaya Pier, the last time I was at Pattaya Pier I caught a ferry to Hua Hin.
Before that, many years ago a packed out boat to Koh Lan. Following the path round takes you to the end of the peninsular a place called Pattaya Viewpoint.
Lovely views. Phew it was hot, need to bring some water if you are going to do this. The tropics are not the best climate for walking and exploring. Safer than renting a motorcycle though and better than joining a gym.
I then made my way up some very rickety steps that have seen better days to underneath the Pattaya city sign.
Behind the Pattaya city sign its cool in the shade of the trees. The crazy paving is exactly that. Read some reports of mongers getting blowjobs in the bushes here, not this time of day though. Only a mad Englishman out in the midday sun.
On top of Pattaya Mountain ‘hill’ there was some great view out across the bay. A few little cafes popular with tourists where I found a nice seat and with friendly Thai hospitality made me a fresh fruit drink. I was having a healthy day. I was enjoying this, makes a nice change from the bars, beach and hotel pool.
At the bottom of Pattaya Mountain, the views are not so pleasant, an area known as Pattaya Bush. Pattaya Bush is where you can find the cheapest blowjobs and sex in Pattaya, if you are a real cheap charlie.
The girls are in little shacks under taulpaulin covers, you can get a blowjob for 200 baht and something else not so nice probably. This is where Thai truck, Tuk tuk drivers come to unload. But money is money.
Well my health kick was not over. Made my way back to the beach Walking street end, lounger 50 baht and a cool coconut drink, then a dip in the sea. Healthy sandwich is Subway then a swim in the hotel pool.
Horizon Hilton Rooftop Bar
The plan for the night was to start off in the Hiltons rooftop bar called Horizon and enjoy some more great views over the bay of Pattaya. I got there early to catch the setting sun which is quite early in Pattaya.
It was an expensive view though a small beer setting you back 200 baht. You are better off getting a cocktail as you get another for free during their happy hour.
As the evening progressed the Horizon bar got more busy with the Pattaya in-crowd, and I began to fill a little out of place. Despite my healthy day, my t-shirt was not tight enough, my tummy not flat enough. Enjoyed the views, being out of my comfort zone, but time to return to the seedy side of Pattaya.
Soi 7, Soi 8 Pattaya
Started off in Rosy O Gradys along soi 7 and had something to eat, while checking out the bar girls available.
Looked quiet, bored looking bar girls, trying to amuse themselves on their mobile phones. I then took a look in one of my old haunts of Pattaya, the Silver Star Agogo.
Well inside, its was like the young girls had been replaced by their grandmothers. And not surprisingly mostly empty. How much longer can these Gogos last? Im just sitting there drinking cheap Chang beer more interested in the TV.
Second Road Beer Bars
Soi 7 and 8, like most of Pattaya are not what they use to be. I head back up to second road maybe have a beer or two there.
Where I was tempted by an attractive masseur but chose a beer bar instead. It started to piss it down and took refuge in a beer bar opposite view Talay where I stayed the year before in Pattaya.
Got chatting to a few of the bar girls and one or two were surprising attractive and I was having some stirrings, like maybe.
Interesting one was telling me she pays 1000 baht a month rent in Pattaya, god we dont get that for a night.
Jealousy Deadly Sin
A manic English guy sits next to me, he knew the girls must be a regular to this spot on his two week vacation. I could feel him getting territorial like pricks do. Sure enough when chatting to the girl I liked, he got all jealous. I had had enough, this is the problem for me with beer bars, one moment your on your own, the next an arsehole is in your face. My horn level was not high enough to compete and persevere. Just another day in sin city Pattaya.