Posted by: Gary Guertin | October 23, 2008

Pattaya, Laem Chabang Port, Thailand – Day 2

Hi All,

Today was our second day in Laem Chabang Port but since it was a two hour bus ride in to Bangkok and two back we decided to just go to the local seaside city of Pattaya. It was apparently a sin city, but they say has been transformed into a nice seaside resort.

Before I get into Pattaya I want to show you three photos of Thailand folk dancers, which was the after dinner show on Oct. 18th the day we went into Bangkok. The first photo above in the Pattaya, Laem Chabang Port, Thailand – Day 2 photo album is a group of beautiful Thai dancing girls. The second photo shows a group of dancers who danced out a fable about a prince who is hunting for his princess and on the left side you can see the dancer with a deer’s head, which is the deer the prince is hunting. They did several folk dances, including two boys who fought with huge machete type swords in a dance that was something to see. I have a video of the dance and may put it below later, but for now you’ll just have to live with my comment. The third and last photo is of all the dancers taking their encore.

Leaving the port (4th photo) we headed out by shuttle bus to Pattaya. When we got there I shot two photos out the bus window so you could get an idea of the beach which fronts the resort. In the 7th photo I had to show you one of the “house shrines”. The one I’m showing you is very elaborate, but is a sample of a shrine which you will see (some much smaller) around or near most major buildings, and many homes. These shrines are to help the owners keep contact with the Gods, and to do so the owners put food, etc. on the shrine daily. The next two photos I took especially for Roberto, so Isabel please have him take a look because I bet he has never seen one of these cars. I found this on a side street and when I blew it up it looks like the badge says it is a “Kamouh SunCar”????

My final picture shows Susy at work as usual visiting one of the many stalls along the beach.

Well we sailed out of Laem Chabang Port that evening with many memories of the Grand Palace and Bangkok. We both said that this was a city we would like to revisit, so the second trip to Asia is starting to take shape (ha, ha). Our next stop is the next day, a Thailand resort island called Ko Samui. See you there:

Love you All,

Gary (alias Gagu)


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