Thailand was always somewhat mysterious for me. Sunny, blue sky, ocean and a lot of palms. I was really tired of all this cold and snow and frost…. Fuck it all I was repeating all winter long and of course I was waiting when I will order a taxi to drive me and my girlfriend to the airport !
The airport of Bangkok turned out as ordinary as it can be..
We got on a bus, 2 hour drive was ahead of us..
It seems to me that Thailand has ok highway system, perhaps not as great as American..
Entrance to the resort territory.
From the outside resort hotel looked great ! Though in reality it turned out to be a sucky place (Ambassador hotel), with poor service, horrible food, and old cheap rooms.
On the bright side the territory of the hotel was fine, beach I would guess was one of the best in Pattaya.
Local employees drive bikes to work.
In the evening we decided to go the local mall. Our hotel was located about 20 minutes away from many attractions. We got on a took-took ( pickup truck with a roof over it ), this is what they have in Pattaya instead of regular buses.
In took-took we met some local school girls who were smiling to us.
It is the greatest thing in the world to find yourself somewhere far away, where you have never been before..
A lot of folks in Thailand drive bikes, very popular way to get around..
That was our first day..