I had heard a lot about nightlife in Pattaya but had never experienced it until last month when I finally headed to this destination. Thailand has always lured Indians since it is quite close by and is perhaps the cheapest foreign destination which is there to be had. Besides, with cities like Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya amongst others, who needs any other place in the world? Pattaya, true to its notorious reputation, lived up to the billing. I was hoping to have a full-on blast with my gang of friends without any curb on the number of glasses drowned or on the time spent outside after midnight. Since most of us are about to get married off, it was also one last hurrah for us bachelors who have been on many Indian trips and excursions together.
The immediate image which comes to mind when one thinks of Pattaya is Walking Street after dusk. This place is the real hub for the party animals. If you are a freak who revels in the neon lights and sound of music, you better be at Walking Street for your Pattaya nightlife. The zing, the ambiance and the crowd will have you swooned. Plus, sex sells like anything out here. There are strip clubs where you can just go and have your glass of alcohol while hot girls will strip live on stage before your very eyes, dressing down to their itsy bitsy lingerie. Though, me and my friends didn’t wish to get embroiled with the sex girls, despite the natural temptation, I am sure that they do not have any dearth of clients. So, unless you know how to control your urges, you may just find yourself in a very hot bed. But a note of caution which I would like to float out is that Pattaya’s girls are not safe to get laid with. Cases of HIV have been rampant and it’s no secret that many of these girls carry STDs. So, better stay out of the real stuff and just drink, party and have fun.
Bachelor parties can also be organized on the beach. On a certain evening I remember, we just decided to spend the entire night on the beach. It was really awesome though it was turning a bit nippy by around midnight and we decided to head back to the warm comforts of our hotels. Next, I may revisit the city albeit with my wife. I have found myself browsing the net for Pattaya honeymoon packages for the last few days.