Lots and lots of tourists.
Large groups of large tourists.
It's known as one of the biggest party towns in Southern Thailand, and I can see why - lots of bars, lots of ladyboys, lots of prostitution. Now that I've been here, I can definitively say that I don't need to come back! But I met some nice people at my hostel and managed to stay out of trouble and have fun. The beach was beautiful and the night markets are great; it's a lot of "other stuff" that I don't particularly like or want to be around. Luckily I'm with like-minded people, so it's still been a really nice 1.5-day excursion.
|Two guys playing football with Santa hats. Holiday spirit is alive and well in Thailand!|
|The beach at Patong|
|Thai cupcakes - filled with a chocolate mousse and with jellies on top. Strange...|
|Tiger Hotel has lots of wooden tigers painted on the side. SO ODD.|
I can't wait for the hobbit to come out. I plan on taking 3 hours out of my Cambodia travels to bask in the glory that is J.R.R. Tolkien!!
Goodbye for now Thailand, hello Cambodia!