We made it To Pattaya!! Came by Taxi from Bangkok, (90 mins ride here for $50). The taxi randomly drops us off on a street beside a bar for me to sit at while Randy went searching for a room. He was gone for over an hour, comes back to find me after being unable to find a room anywhere, only to discover that the Englishman who owns the pub has a room upstairs lol. So I found a room while sitting at the bar. No beers in the bar or anywhere until midnight ’cause it’s a pre-election weekend and there’s no alcohol allowed. But, in typical Thai fashion, you can see everyone drinking out of tea cups, mugs, etc.
Today (Monday) we hopped on the local Transportation that costs a dime called the “baht bus” and it’s a pick up truck with benches and a railing and a cover over it, you can go for miles along the main beach road and there are hundreds of baht trucks driving around. They are numbered for license purposes,we assume, and we spent a half hour sitting at a street restaurant watching them go by and the lowest number we saw was a 2 and the largest number was 667. Somehow the beer tastes better and the ocean looks better, and the grass is greener on the other side teehee.