Why I’m Moving to Pattaya!
Some of you might not be expecting this seeing that I love Chiang Mai so much however I've made a decision to move to Pattaya! For someone who doesn't like bar girls moving to Pattaya might seem like a strange decision to make but honestly it's something I've been thinking about for the past 6 months.
I first went to Pattaya with my dad 15 years ago and some of the best and most funniest times I've ever experienced were had in Sin City. I've been to Pattaya maybe 20 more times since then though the past few times I honestly didn't like it so much. It was hot and humid bunch of Russian tourists and an endless see of dark ugly Isaan girls trying to squeeze 1000 baht out of me.
After that sentence you're probably even more intrigued why on earth I would concider moving to Pattaya. I really love Chiang Mai and still think Chiang Mai is probably the best city in Thailand to live in but after three years here I kind of feal like the big fish in the small pond. Even though Pattaya has statistically less people living there than Chiang Mai it does have more some things that Chiang Mai doesn't.
Why I'm moving to Pattaya
First of all Pattaya is only a few hours from Bangkok, I have some business opportunities that I'd like to explore and being close to Bangkok would be very handy without actually having to live in Bangkok (though moving to Bangkok might be something I do after moving to Pattaya).
The mountains and areas surrounding Chiang Mai Mae Dtang and Mae Rim are beautiful places to visit and discover, I've been to most of the best places now and while I love the nature here I'm one to get bored pretty quickly and need a change. While I love the jungle and forests I really miss living near a beach.
When I get to Pattaya again I'll be the small fish in the big pond and that sounds exciting to me. I like change and am not one to settle in once place and right now it's time to move on. I may hate it and move back to Chiang Mai after a few months (as most people are telling me) but since there is so much to discover and explore I doubt it will be because i'm bored.
Right now is the beginning of the low season (though you wouldn't know it in Chiang Mai tourism is booming!) and moving to Pattaya now seems like a good idea since I'll be able to negotiate on rent and find a decent apartment within budget. Rent a Pattaya Condo it is.
Final reason for the move of course is the girls. As you should know by now I prefer the light colored Northern girls over the dark tanned Isaan girls (which are abundant in Pattaya) but the problem is with Northern girls are they are too sheltered, lazy, and honestly not that kinky in bed. My girlfriend will be accompanying me to Pattaya and she can't wait! She prefers the Isaan and central girls over Chiang Mai girls any day (she is central Thai herself) and tells me constantly one of our first goals after getting an apartment is to find a nice girl to come and shag us a few times a week. Wouldn't you want to move to Pattaya too?
Preparing to move to Pattaya
I'm one of those people who doesn't plan much at all especially when I'm travelling or moving to a new country. 10 years ago I moved to California with $4000 in my pocket had no idea what it was like or even how I would get a job I lost a lot of time not doing any research (especially for getting a job) but in the end I think it actually helped because of the mistakes I made actually prepared me for becoming successful in a place where so many people fail. My move to Pattaya is quite similar know nothing but expect everything.
The one thing I have prepared though is getting connected with some girls in Pattaya I've used Postjung to talk to a few girls who live around Satahip (away from Pattaya) who I am going to rely on to bring me up to speed about the going ons. One thing I know about Pattaya is the girls that work in the bars there have no idea about where anything is. They're from Isaan and around the country mostly and what I need is a local perspective. Someone who was born and bred in the area to show me around, someone whom I don't have to pay to show me a good time.
This isn't a spare of the moment decision either as I said i've been thinking about moving to Pattaya for a while now about 6 months or so but the move is quite sudden (only decided a few days ago. I'm going to miss all the expat friends I've made and the Northern girls I've laid. But it's time to move and make new friends and new girls. If you're living in Pattaya right now and have any suggestions for where to live (budget is 4000baht a month) and/or would like to meet up please don't hesitate. For all my friends in Chiang Mai most of whom I know have never even been to Pattaya hope you'll come down to visit.
My move to Pattaya is your gain
There are already some great resources from forums to blogs about Pattaya the go-go bar scene, the bar scene, the beach road scene and news about Pattaya. I think this blog has been successful because I'm the only person literally that has covered the Chiang Mai nightlife scene in it's entirety. So what could I offer to readers of this blog about Pattaya that noone else has provided? Comments for ideas are appreciated.
My strengths are that I speak Thai very well and I'm not afraid to explore or enter the "Thai world". My last several trips to Pattaya I never left soi's 6,7,8 beach road and walking street while fun there is much more to Pattaya than that. I'm pretty sure most people who go to Pattaya do the same circuit and once you've been going for years it becomes a little more than boring.
Just like I did the Mongers guide to Chiang Mai I'll be doing a similar guide to Pattaya, and if you search on google you won't find a decent map and up to date record of the soapy massages in Pattaya, the nightclubs in Pattaya, Karaoke houses, bars which cheap beer and free hostess girls even cool Thai bars that the Farang don't know about. I'm taking it upon myself to build these pages so that when you go to Pattaya you know exactly where to go and what to see.
Most people go to Pattaya for 1 or two weeks and from what people tell me it takes a lot of time hitting the pavement to find out where the happening places are at. Just like what i've done with Chiang Mai I'll be doing the same for Pattaya. Anyone already on the ground in Pattaya I'd appreciate your help getting me up to speed quickly.
Another gain for you is for anyone living in Pattaya who are sick and tired of the bar girls and trash that's walking around and want to know where to and how to find the good girls in Pattaya this is where I can help you the most. There are a few universities around Pattaya with girls that want to find a Farang and the girls down there are much more open to an intercultural relationship than they are in the North. Have your fun at the bars but I'm going to show you how and where to find non-bar girls in Pattaya.
Weather in Pattaya
The rainy season is approaching which totally sucks for living anywhere in Thailand which is why the low season is called the low season. No One wants their holiday ruined by the gods.
If you look at the weather forecast for Chiang Mai next few days (though I havn't seen any rain yet) you can see it actually gets more hot in Chiang Mai and more humid than it is in Pattaya. BUT the nights are still warmer down there compared to Chiang Mai. Late nights I still need a jacket, I might need to put the jacket into long term storage.
About the blog
This week I won't be posting a new Thai girl of the week mostly because of the time it takes to source the photo's and prepare it so I must apologize for that. Moving can be a little stressful and no doubt I just don't have the time to do it I'm going to need some time to find a place to live. So I might not be posting every day like I normally do as I have some other business commitments to attend to as well but I'll try to keep everyone updated with what's going on as much as I can.
If anyone has a story they want to share on the blog feel free to send it to me and I'll post it this will help me keep a few stories going as well as give me some time to settle into my new home.
When I'm moving to Pattaya
I leave for Pattaya tuesday night on the Nakon Chai Air bus direct to Pattaya 725 baht (I'm scared of flying and have a lot of crap to take with me). This bus service is great comfortable and has a very good track record for accidents important especially since it's expected to rain.
I'll arrive in Pattaya 12 hours later (incredibly long ride) dazed and sleep and will be staying at the AT Center Guesthouse which I found on Agoda hasn't got many reviews but what people have said it's clean and quiet at they have motorbike rentals as well which will be helpful since I need some wheels to get around. Though if anyone knows of a cheap motorbike rental place by the month down there let me know.
What I'll miss about Chiang Mai
I've lived in Chiang Mai for 3 years now and there is so much I will miss but here's what I'll miss the most.
- The girls at the Always Drunk Bar
- 45 baht steaks near Chiang Mai gate
- The Mae Gnat Dam
- The waterfalls along the road to Pai
- All the great friends I've made in Chiang Mai
- The numerous Curtain hotels
- Chiang Mai Karaoke!
- Hot Chiang Mai Uni Girls
It's been great but time to move on, though won't be the last time I'll be in Chiang Mai!