Sep 1, 2014

Pattaya Beach - 2014 Sep 1

Breakfast buffet at 8 AM, loaded up my bag, checked out, walked half mile to Nana BTS rail link, and bought a ticket ($0.92) to Ekkamai BTS.

Arrived ten minutes later, walked down the stairs to Bangkok's Eastern Bus Terminal, bought a ticket ($4), boarded the bus, and three hours later I arrived at the North Pattaya Bus Terminal.

From there I hopped in the back of a pickup truck for a short ride to central Pattaya. These pickup trucks are the equivalent of Bangkok's tuk tuk's, except they can hold six people instead of two.

On the bus ride down, I had been looking on the Hotels.com App for cheap hotel rooms near Walking Street. I settled on the first one I came to, called Sawasdee Sea View Hotel ($23 per night). It is one block off the beach, and just a few blocks from Walking Street.

Checked in and immediately headed out to see the area. Hundreds of bars. The main road reminds me of Bourbon Street, New Orleans.

Nap till 11 PM. Time to join the action, hope I survive.