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Pattaya boomtown! Tourists throng Walking Street! But where are the farangs?


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On 11/22/2019 at 4:12 AM, Leaver said:

So, some Thai's are upgrading, but that means there will be empty properties elsewhere in Pattaya, because I don't think there is any extra employment here for Thai's. 

As pattaya dies on the vine they,'ll be an exodus of thais as the work tourism previously provided will plummet

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They walk up and down...usually following someone with toy on the end of a stick...they do not spend anything in the bars/entertainment venues..then back to their chinese owned hotels 

Russian wives looking for their husbands? 

Seeing the sights that walking street offers but will not be participating that's for sure. Just passing through. It's all about the money and Thailand is not a value for money destination anymor

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20 hours ago, kingdong said:

As pattaya dies on the vine they,'ll be an exodus of thais as the work tourism previously provided will plummet

And as employment decreases, watch the crime rate increase. 

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On 11/21/2019 at 9:45 PM, gk10002000 said:

I was just looking at various Asian countries.  2004 I finally got finances all in order, got new passport. Was working in Los Angeles CA and wanted to do Asia.  Japan not much interest, big city etc.  Indonesia I always liked as a kid, komodo dragons, volcanoes, I spoke some Bahasa from an Indonesian girl I kind of dated, but Indonesia didn't seem to jump out as easy touristing at first glance. Chinese things I liked but too much security paperwork required due to my job.  Korea no special interest in even though I studied Tae Kwon Do for many years on and off.   I typed in Thailand and just a ton of stuff popped up.  No visa in advance needed was a big factor as it was tough for me to know my exact work schedule.  Pattaya just popped up and I could see it was tourist friendly.  Tons of articles and videos about easy to get hotels, the baht bus easy to get around town, bus easy from Bangkok etc.  I had no idea so many people went to Thailand.  Didn't look for sexy or gogos or anything like that.  That stuff just all popped up on the internet as some things to do there.

 

In 1984 my pal and I booked a 19 day package tour (3 days BKK & 16 days Pattaya) to the the LOS from a travel agent in London.

 

There was no internet then. But we knew what to expect but did not expect it to be quite so full on as it actually was even though that was what we'd gone there for.

 

Many people did not even know that Thailand was not another name for Taiwan. But for those in the trade Thailand already had a reputation for very friendly women.

 

This was 20 years before you went there.

 

 

 

 

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My friend from Canada, used to go to Thailand for the Winter months, now he goes to Thailand, for a short break, then to Vietnam for most of his Winter break, back to Thailand

to say hi to friends and back to Canada. He says  that his holiday is much more interesting

and he enjoys Vietnam for a cheaper amount. For my own enjoyment, I bus to South Pattaya, and enjoy some of my Thailand stay, visiting a relative who lives at Jomtien Beach  Pattaya, a more family friendly part of

Pattaya.

Geezer

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On 11/28/2019 at 6:59 AM, jacko45k said:

You won't be getting away from crowds and traffic at the latter.

Have you ever been on the other side of the island?  Beautiful clear water and steep geography. Sans traffic/crowds.

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On 11/29/2019 at 1:13 PM, morrobay said:

Have you ever been on the other side of the island?  Beautiful clear water and steep geography. Sans traffic/crowds.

By the time I got there it was time to set back off for my flight. To be honest I personally don't stay far from the airport, having had some terribly slow journeys around Bali. I usually meet a friend who is disabled and we have to use cars. 

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