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The Changing Face of Walking Street, Pattaya

Whisper the words “Walking Street” and most people instantly know where you are talking about… the vibrant strip in South Pattaya has become world famous, or is that infamous, thanks to all the bars, a-gogos and dance clubs.  However, in the past few years, Walking Street has been going through some serious transformation and the Walking Street of today is suffering from a real identity crisis.  Is it a red light district, site seeing spot for tour groups, dance club circuit, sea food zone, Indian entertainment district, or something else?Read More


Terminal 21 Pattaya – Grand Opening

Terminal 21 Entrance

Pete checks out the grand opening of Pattaya’s newest and largest shopping centre, and gives a detailed account of what you will find in the store.


Pattaya On the Cheap, Tips for a Tight Budget

Want a beach side holiday in Thailand but are just strapped for cash? Don’t worry there is a way to get that much needed change of scenery and recharge the batteries. You can keep the costs down and still achieve a quality and memorable holiday or vacation for our American friends, the only downside is it will be just lighter on the all the bells and whistles. With some simple planning and a bit of online research this can be achieved. Things you will need to consider in your budgetRead More


Soi 10 One of the best places to stay in Pattaya

  Soi 10 straddled between Second Road and Pattaya Beach Road in central Pattaya and in my opinion is one of the best places to stay in Pattaya. Soi 10 is not only a great central place to stay, but is home to a number of really nice quality mid tier Hotels. Soi 10 has the added bonus of being a reasonably quiet soi, so easier to get a decent nights sleep. Also its worth a mention is the street food located on the corner of Soi 10 & SecondRead More


Pattaya: The Comprehensive Guide – voted on Koh Samui Sunset

Recognition for all the hard work on the first of our travel guides is finally starting to emerge. The expat forum site Koh Samui Sunset recently cited our guide as the number one regional guide for Pattaya.  The link to their guide book review is here (opens in new window): http://www.kohsamuisunset.com/thailand-travel-guide/ The Amazon link for the guidebook is here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P7XAZSC Hopefully, this can now trickle into a few more sites and get a bit more attention. For those interested in Thailand based guides, we have been busy this year and weRead More


How to Holiday in Pattaya While Avoiding the Red Light Scene

Pattaya is the closest major beach resort to Bangkok, but many people avoid the place due to its reputation as a red light area.  However, it is possible to enjoy a relaxing weekend escape or beach holiday there without being exposed to its seedier side. A Bit of History In the 1950s, before Pattaya’s fate as a sex and sin destination was sealed, it was emerging as a boutique beach resort for well-healed Thais and a few Westerners looking for something a bit different from Hua Hin.  Unfortunately, the VietnamRead More