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1. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 11y

Hi Everyone
Sorry it's been so long since my last post, I don't think I'd even left then!!!
Well I'm in bangkok at the minute until tomorrow, have been here for a week. We are heading down the east coast towards Pattaya (although not staying there) and to a place called Si Racha and over to a few islands (Ko Si Chang and Ko Samet).

Khoa San Road is great, definatley a must if your over this way. Great food, cheap market stalls (if your prepared to haggle) and a great way to meet fellow travellers. Have done all the touristy things, Grand Palace, all the Bhudda Statues, well worth it. Ended up (totally by accident you understand) in a ping pong bar the other night!!! Possibly the funniest thing I have ever seen. Even funnier was the fact that there were an awful lot of "older" ladies there, I'm talking 70 years plus. Am I missing something????

We came to Bangkok from Hong Kong, which I loved. We stayed on an island called Lantau, about half an hour by ferry to Hong Kong island. Things aren't so cheap in HK as BKK, I would say about the same price as things in the UK. ALhtough transport is cheap.

Will post again soon

Kristie x

2. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Hey Kristie,

Sounds like you are having a fantastic time, good on you. Check out the Sri Racha Tiger Sanctuary when you get down by Pattaya, it is really worth it.. there were cubs you could hold, when I was there & there's all sorts of other stuff too, crocodile feeding, scorpions..

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Hey Kristie!!

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!!!!! Thanks for the update!!!

Were you just a spectator at the ping-pong bar or did you participate??? Do they serve liquor there too??? That could be an interesting place if the do!!!

Enjoy your trip and keep us posted when you can! ;)

4. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Hahaha, you sound like my husband...honey, I ended up in a ping pong bar totally by accident, I said, YEAH RIGHT!!

I am sure it was fun to watch, I didnt make it to one of those bars when I was there but I can just imagine. Great to hear from you. Keep us posted and drop a line on your next stop! Good luck!!

5. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Bon voyage Kristie! It is safe travelling there, as it seems to be....thanks!

6. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 11y

Hiya guys,

I'm in Pattaya at the minute, well until tomorrow when we travel down the coast to Ban Phe and get the boat over to an island called Ko Samet. It's meant to be gorgeous and great or snorkelling.
We've done so many weird and wonderful things since getting to Thailand. (The ping pong bar one of them, it does serve alcohol but we left after 2 beers, partly because they were starting to ask the audience to particpiate by holding up balloons while the girls burst them with pea shooters, enough said)!
We made it to the Sri Racha Tiger Zoo the other day. Holding a 4 month old bengal tiger and feeding him was amazing, but I must admit that I wasn't overly keen on the "shows" that we were dragged around. More like a circus to be honest, but when in Rome and all that.

Anyway, hope everyone is well

Kristie x