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Pinnacle Grand Jomtien (Pattaya) [review]

A few days ago it was time for another short beach getaway. Due to the current rainy season and limited time Pattaya became the choice since it’s quite close to Bangkok and easy to reach. Here’s the review for the Pinnacle Grand Jomtien that was our home for 2 nights. Location Pinnacle Grand Jomtien The location is ok for a resort away from the city. It’s quite off the road down a long alley and therefore difficult to reach via bus or van. If you want to go there by…

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Pattaya – Hell on Earth

I intentionally waited some time after my first visit to Pattaya with this post so my feelings could calm down and I could take another stand point. Unfortunately it’s not working. Pattaya sucks. Speaking from a solo male (farang) traveler it is really hell on earth. The beach sucks, the water is dirty and smells bad, there’s no place to relax since the beach is close to the street and full packed with tourists and scammers. Basically Pattaya is all about entertainment – hence the name “Sin City“. Obviously that’s…

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Thailand’s Ping Pong Show – It’s not a sport!

When you are a foreigner in Thailand and walking around some popular tourist areas like Khaosan Road in Bangkok, or similar places in Pattaya and other tourist magnets you are quite likely to hear TukTuk drivers and other suspicious fellas offering you a ride to a Ping Pong Show. This happens all the time and I actually don’t realize those offers anymore. However when I walked across Khaosan Road the other day with a Thai friend of mine and a taxi driver offered a ride to a Ping Pong Show…

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