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Patpong neons

So when i finally managed to drag myself away from beautiful, amazing Koh Phi phi I went to Phuket. This was'nt a place I really intended to go to, as I knew pretty much how it would be (just a bad a Koh Samui). I went there only to check out this veterinary charity that i was hoping to stay with for a week or so.
Coming to phuket town i instantly missed Koh Phi phi, as this was just like any other central thai town, not too much to do or see really.
I wanted to go North to where the charity was located, near the airport.
As there was'nt any buses going there i went to Patpong beach of all places...

That was again a pretty crazy place, even worse then Koh Samui. I found a really nice guesthouse, the only drawback was having to go past a bunch of ladyboy massage and sauna places on the way.

Welcome to patpong...
...they were grabbing me from all directions..

I went walking in the bangla road during the evening. It was a pretty busy area bustling with hordes of pretty young girls, mostly dancing on table poles, and these old guys running around having fun.... i saw a 60 year old with a girl in each arm heading for hotel..blaerg..
there was a lot of neon going on in that street...most of it advertising go-go bars...no room for a common backpacker in this town..

I took a taxi to the airport where the charity was located the day after. I went there, but really got the impression that they did'nt need a veterinary volunteer there, more just someone to take the dogs for walks...so that did'nt really work out. I stayed on the beach near the airport the following night. this was a very boring and expensive place, but at least I met an american guy there to hang out with. He had been in thailand for 2 weeks and had spent most his time chasing after the thai girls....it was'nt too hard too pull them he said...

The following day i decided to go to Koh phangan for the fullmoon party.....back the same way i had come a few days before....which turned out to be a terrible decision in the end....

Stigen says:
Yeah ,the pictures are from Patong ,but I did spend half a day in Phuket town before going there! , I went to Patong just because Phuket town was such a bore. And yes ,it`s quite insane in Patong with all the prostitutes and old guys..
Posted on: Aug 13, 2009
Vikram says:
I agree about Phuket - it gets disgusting to see those hookers and old European men getting it on. I had heard about prostitution in Thailand but hadn't expected this level.
Posted on: Nov 21, 2008
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Patpong neons
Patpong neons
Welcome to patpong...
Welcome to patpong...
Patpong life
Patpong life
Patpong daylight
Patpong daylight
any package tourist place need a s…
any package tourist place need a …
The clinic
The clinic
boring beach i was staying at
boring beach i was staying at
one of the bars
one of the bars
my american mate
my american mate
Phuket
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