Perserverance on the Walk of Shame..

We are having a great time in Jomtien Beach and Pattaya, (of course), sunny and hot every day, lots of Thai street food and wandering along the beaches.  Tomorrow we are going to go in to Pattaya City and see a temple called the Sanctuary of Truth.  It’s a fascinating spot, a temple made entirely out of wood, using NO metal nails, and it’s a design of 4 architectural styles from this region.  It’s set on a point overlooking the ocean, which sounds beautiful.  They have elephant rides, a shooting range of some kind, you can feed some tiny sharks, they have pony carriage rides around the property, so it may be a bit of a tourist trap as well, but my camera is all charged up and ready to go.   
We found a nice room with a balcony that hangs over the street and intersection so every night we get to watch “the parade”… street vendors, food vendors, girly boys, tourists, massage shops, laundry, small bars, a corner store where you can sit on the steps all day and drink beer LOL (we wish we understood the language because they sure are having fun).  We are a quick walk to the beach so every couple of days we pay for our chairs and umbrella to sit out there and watch the speedo wearing men (who shouldn’t be wearing a speedo), stroll past our feet.  It’s great fun and a good way to kill a couple of hours in the sun even though sitting on the beach is not really my thing.. There is lots to look at.  Today a guy was windsurfing, rather unsuccessfully – his kite would drag him thru the water, past us, way way way down the beach, occassionally he would get up on the board and ride a ways until he fell over – after a LONG drag down past where we were sitting you would see him trudge back up the beach, waves pounding him as he walked past us in a couple feet of water with his board and sail and then after some more instruction from his friends, try again only to once more he would trudge past us again back to his starting point.  Got to admire his perserverance even though we meanly dubbed it “The Walk of Shame”.. easy for us to say from the safety of shore and comfort of our beach chairs.

The Walk of Shame

The Walk of Shame

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