On day 2, we decided to take a long day out at Pattaya. Pattaya is this city south of Bangkok, that is bustling with tourists on the beach. At Pattaya beach, we took a jet boat, out far-far into the sea, from where you could catch these amazing views of the beach front! The jet boat ride was the bumpiest ride I’ve been on, but enjoyable, the sea breeze blows through your hair, and you get some salt on your skin.
Half way in, we stopped at this quay, to go para sailing!! Yes!! It’s a classic vacation activity, where you get to feel like a bird, fly and catch breath-taking views. The lady there asked me,”Dump?”, and I had no idea what that was supposed to mean, and I said “Yeah!” anyway, who knows what would happen! I was told that after a single round, they’ll lower me, and then it’s the next persons turn. After one round, I expected that the fun was over, but, the boat pulled me further into the sea, and I was dumped! I got soaked, and, went on another round! The views were beautiful, and the feeling of being so high in the air, felt amazing.
We went further in, and nearing an island, we stopped at shallow waters, to go seal-walking! Sea-walking is another popular activity, where you’re lowered with oxygen supplies, and you can walk on the sea bed and see the life under the water! It was so beautiful! The waters were relatively clear to what I’d gone before, and the bed was teaming with life! It was like seeing the Nemo scenes for real!
After all the water activity, we were hungry!! So a short while away was an island with pristine beaches, clear azure waters, and it was sunny! Aah!! Perfect weather for a day at the beach.We tried some authentic Thai food for lunch and hit the waters.
Our guide, told us it was best to leave by 4, to beat the crowds, and honestly once we got the island, none of us felt like leaving. After many “5 more minutes”, we left and took the long boat ride to Pattaya beachfront.
The evening market on the beachfront, was very interesting. It had everything you could think of! I think amongst everything that was there, it was definitely the food, that was most interesting.Take a look!
Fried squid was certainly very very popular! Every second stall sold it! Lots of seafood was available, most of it, caught fresh and sold.They also had a variety of fried creepy crawlies for sale, cockroaches, grasshoppers and beetles being the main, along with earthworms! They packet it by price, so you could get cockroaches for 100B! If you want to ofcourse! There were plenty of fruit stalls, that sold thebest fresh fruit you could have had! My favorite was the sliced strawberries in a cup, along with Plum-sugar powder.We roamed in the markets snacking and shopping until it got really dark, and left for Bangkok.