Typical Beach Tourism in Pattaya May 2nd 2011 Day Five
Today we hired a scooter from the hostel where we were staying – it was a bit of a shitbox beast of a scooter, but we managed to get it going, and it was big enough to carry both of us. We grabbed a map and starting hooning all around the Pattaya and Jomtien Beach areas, for a bit of a look – it was great to have our own transport so that we could do whatever we wanted. Vaughan got ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Pattaya A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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Vaughan & I ventured on our first international trip (together) in 2005. We had the same idea as everyone else from NZ about making our way around the UK & Europe, but somehow found ourselves trapped in London and working for a while. Typical story! However, all was not lost, and we did actually make an effort to get out of the place when time and money allowed. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to travel to so many other countries that are right there on your doorstep. On our return to New Zealand, we had expected to set... full info