After a long day on the water to James Bond Island, the group decided to check out the Patong Beach nightlife. Patong Beach was just a short taxi from Kata beach, so we left our hotel and hailed down a van, because there was 8 of us. Half way down the road we saw some other foreigners, farangs, so we asked the driver to pull over and see if they needed a lift. It was a couple looking to go to Patong Beach as well, we said get in. They were to college students from Australia, although I don’t remember their names. We finally got to Patong, the group and the Aussie’s headed to the Crocodile Discoteca. It was still early in the night, so we were practically the only people there, which was nice because we got to choose what the DJ played. For some reason the group’s song was Jamelia – Superstar. There we were, 8 of us up on the stage at the Crocodile dancing in sync to Superstar.
The bar was dead, so we decided to head back to the main road and walk it to find a bar that had more going on. As we got to the main street the ladyboys were out. A couple of people wanted take a picture so I grabbed the camera. While the three were posing with a ladyboy, one grabbed one of the girls in my groups hand and placed it on her hand on his/her chest. The picture is priceless and unfortunately has a spot on facebook. Half way down the street the guys in the group were grabbed by an overly obese Thai lady stating that we had to come to her bar, so we obliged. It was a very narrow bar with a set of tables/booths set up on one side and a bar on the other. The lady showed us where to sit and again we obliged. She said would you guys like something to drink, we said sure, so we ordered a beer. The lady said 800 baht, we said no, price of beer is around 50 baht. She got angry, so we ran outta there. It was a shady back ally bar that was most likely going to have a “ping pong” type show.
Back on the main street again, by this time I wasn’t feeling the whole scene anymore. It happened when I saw a portly middle aged man being walked down the street by a scantily clad lady. I use the term lady lightly, because she looked young enough to be considered a minor. I have heard this place is known for these types of issues and was really hoping not to see it. Patong Beach is an amazing place, but only if you are young.