when you wanna get out of bangkok for a bit but don’t wanna be going anywhere too far, pattaya is probably your safest bet. despite its “reputation” pattaya is probably the easiest place to get to and to be fair it has its fair share of really nice cafes and restaurants. just make sure you avoid the red district areas…just fyi, i’ve been to pattaya more than my fingers can count so the things i do when i am there is probably not the same as what tourists would do. so with that in mind, shall we?
but first, coffee.
i had a friend visiting from korea and she’s never been to pattaya. luckily though she’s the type that likes to take things slow like myself…when you get to the bus terminal right off ekamai bts station, you’ll see many booths selling tickets to various locations outside of bangkok. pattaya would be the first one to your right and the ticket price is 108 baht per person which takes you directly to pattaya bus terminal.
there’s no need to book the ticket in advance and since there’s bus going every 20-30 minutes you won’t really have to plan your time too precisely.
the ride takes about 2.30 hrs and once you get off pattaya bus terminal you’ll see lots of taxi drivers, songthaew (pickup-trucks) and motorcycle drivers asking where you’re headed to. i personally would not take a ride from these people given that they’re usually way more over-priced. i found out there are plenty of uber and grab drivers around the city so we made use of that and it was hustle-free.
although slightly off the track, the sky gallery is definitely worth the visit. we dropped by for a quick lunch (which ended up being couple of hours of just taking in the calm and peace).
@posy.perfume has been a life savior especially in this scorching heat. carrying around my favorite scent has never been so stylish.
cos who doesn’t love some fries?
google map – the sky gallery pattaya
open daily 7.00 – 00.00
then before heading back to bangkok we went to have bonchon (hah) for dinner. i realized that koreans find it so strange that we in thailand eat fried chicken with rice for an actual meal. fried chicken for koreans are almost like a savory dessert which is to be eaten usually after dinner. hah.
is fried chicken a meal or a dessert in your country? 🐔