On this day, we decided to take a small shopping trip to Pattaya (or dad, me and Santra shopping,others went to play golf. On the way there, we stopped to Chang Siam elephant...something, can't remember.
Bought tickets to ride an elephant. Seriously, I feel really bad for the elephants, all they do is walk the same path over and over again, carrying tourists. Some of the elephants were even less lucky, they just stood there chained all day and had tourist taking photos on their tusks. Felt bad to pay for the ticket and therefore support this kinda activities :(
We were both sure that we were going to drop at any moment. See the fear on our faces ?
Yay family photo yay
There was also bunch of other stuff to do but I felt bit sick and I really didn't want to support the way I had seen them treat the animals so I waited with Santra while others went to catch sharks or something.
Random fact about me; Koi is my favourite fish and couple times I've seriously considered getting a tattoo of Koi.
After spending enough time there, we headed to Pattaya for some serious shopping !
All the shopping centres were quite fancy, clearly built for tourist (like everything in Pattaya, or at least it seemed like it). On top of this one (can't recall the name), there was AWESOME Starbucks. Ok it was just like any other Starbucks except...
THE VIEW! You could see everywhere from there, to the beach street, all the skyscrapers, everything.
There was also a Ripley's amusement park in the shopping centre! We only tried this ride. See that man dressed as a clown? He actually comes inside the ride, appearing out of nowhere and scares the shit out of you. You've been warned.
Another fairly odd experience outside Central world shopping centre. Fish spa, aka fishes eating dead skin off your feet. Tickled a lot, 20 minutes of hysterical laughing guaranteed. My feet were amazingly soft afterwards though!
My dinner that night; slime salad. Ok, for real it was called spicy glassnoodle salad but the glassnoodles looked exactly like slime.
All in all, Pattaya was fun experience but I couldn't help feeling like that if I had to spend more than couple of days there, my head would explode. Especially at night time, too much people tryign to sell you crap, too much go-go bars. And wayyy too much tourists. It felt kinda soothing to get back to Mae Phim after the day in Pattaya.