Pattaya

The southern end of Walking Street. The night lights of Walking Street. Baccara A Go Go
Roasted scorpions. I'm waaaaay too much of a pussy to try those. I wouldn't even know how to eat one. Keeping the Christmas spirit alive on New Year's Eve. Nice to see Google branching out into other areas... Gotta stay one step ahead of Facebook.
Pattaya sign Happy New Year!!! Alcatraz girls
65 baht draft beer!!! Lobsters at a seafood restaurant on Walking Street. Probably beats Vegas for most neon signs along one street.
The Beach Road entrance to Walking Street. Squid on a stick Pad thai street cart
Ladyboy hooker on Walking Street. Beer bar girls Club Insomnia
Trying to lure you in... More neon signs Oasis A Go Go on Soi Buakhao.
Such a deceptively unassuming sign... The (in)famous Soi 6 Shooting off fireworks on Soi 6 for New Years. Was probably almost killed three times by people who didn't understand the concept of pointing the fireworks towards the sky.
Ladyboy bar Baht bus, easiest way to get around Pattaya. Sizzler!!!
(No, I didn't eat there)
Soi 13/4 Kitten Club sign Obsessions sign
Family run hole-in-the-wall restaurant near my hotel. I lost count of how many times I ate here. Penang curry Pretty sure I drank gallons of this stuff during the trip.
Thai energy drink selection. M-150 will always have a special place in my heart. Pattaya Beach Really, it's not that great of a beach. At least the public strip isn't, I never saw what the resort beaches look like.
The steps up to Wat Phra Yai. The coolest staircase railing I've ever seen. Seven-headed serpent
The Buddha image at the top of Wat Phra Yai. Which is why it's more commonly known as Big Buddha Hill. Small donations
Smaller Buddha images Skin and bones The rear of the Buddha.
Veins are popping out Trying to toss a coin into his belly button, which I assume brings you good luck if you succeed since I saw a lot of people trying it. Dude looks stoned...
Trying to stand coins on their edges. Success! Buddha image
Captions were only in Thai, so not sure what's going on. I assume it's another Buddha though. Yet another Buddha image
The stairs up to the top of the hill. Picture with some people for a sense of scale. With Thai flags
Ringing bells for good luck. Another shot of the staircase rail. Pretty sure I'm going to have to build a life-size replica once I buy a house. The seven heads
Last shot of Big Buddha Looking out over Pattaya. Some of the fancier hotels.

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