Friday, March 14, 2008

Pattaya and Coral Island Trip


Getting Ready!

After a comfortable night at Grand Sole Hotel, we departed for the Coral Island by speed boat. Before reaching the island, we made a stop at platform for Parasailing. Here is a picture of me high above the sky.

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No More Fear Of Heights!

After waiting for everyone in the group to finish their turn, we soon found ourselves smack in the island with crystal clear water.

Coral Island, Pattaya

Coral Island, Pattaya

We wasted no time to find a good spot to chill. Once our time is up, we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and for lunch. Next on the intenary was a visit of the Noch Noong Village which apparently is home to about 800 Cambodians. It is not exactly a village but kind of a cultural park cum botanical gardens cum elephant sanctuary.

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Cultural Show: War Scene

There, we witness the cultural performances on stage which was fairly grand and also the elephant show.

Riding The Elephant Trunks

Riding the Elephant After The Show

It was soon time to head back for dinner and then our schedule Thai Massage session. I have to admit that I was very nervous as I have never completed a massage session before as I fear the pain. Looking back, I never regret the experience anymore and look forward to the next one.

Taxi in Pattaya

Taxi Back To The Hotel

We soon hitched a taxi back to the hotel before ending the night by walking the streets of Pattaya.

Stay Tune for the following posts on my adventure in Thailand!

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