We had booked the hotel center of Patong, but they dumped us unexpectedly. On the phone, my friend says he found a place near the Patong City Hotel while I was shopping in Junceylon (I needed shoes but I couldn’t find a parking space), but a nice surprise would have made me stroll around Bangla Road for much longer than I would have expected.
My friend hadn’t told me the place near Patong City hotel wanted us to check in personally since we had called at the last minute, so I wasted time and I couldn’t get to the hotel on time. That evening I had the new shoes bought at the Jungceylon Shopping Center on my feet, but I never imagined that I would have wandered without a place to sleep.
Fortunately, Bangla road has helped me pass the time. During the evening, the road is for pedestrians only. Virtually all tourists flock here. A beer costs more than other areas, but you’re on Bangla Road.
There are clubs of all kinds, so I first listened to some live music, the was a show with different singers that sang in English as well as Thai.
Then I had a few drinks and in the end, I was also fooled by one of the “promoters” (bouncers who lure you in) of a ping pong show and I ended up paying 900 Bath.
If there had been a problem checking in at the hotel center of Patong where we had booked first, I would have had more problems. Bangla road is fine at night, but I don’t know how I would have spent the night if I had decided to hang out in places like Junceylon where I was in the morning.
I slept the next day. Thai hotels are very efficient and do not accept delays: lessons learned.
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The night before I won a prize in a Bangla Road club. I went in by chance, after turning behind the Patong City Hotel and reaching Bangla Road. I won a raffle for some vouchers to be used only in local restaurants. Here I am now in the middle of Patong stuffing myself with delicious food.
Among shows of all kinds, a club in Bangla Road was going to award 5000 Bath in vouchers to a lucky winner. I was not thinking about winning the prize, but I got a ticket anyway because it was free if I bought two drinks. So I did.
I only have 24 hours to use these 100 Bath meal vouchers for a total of 5000 Bath. Each one of these allows you to eat in almost all Patong restaurants, and some street food cart.
This morning, I was on Patong beach where I had breakfast with two meal vouchers. Just something fresh: a freshly cut durian fruit and some ice-cream. Fortunately, I could not smell the peel too much, because the seller had hidden it well.
Food on the beach isn’t the best. For this reason, I am now in the middle of Patong looking for excellent restaurants. It was difficult to resist all the street food carts, but I found Naughty Nuri’s, where I ate excellent ribs, and the atmosphere was wonderful. I had just a few bites before lunch. Going down I found myself at the Madras Cafe because I didn’t want to eat spicy food. The food was gorgeous, very delicate and different.
I still had a lot of time, so I went into the center of Patong. Here I already see fewer restaurants. Probably, I will have to return more towards the coast. I asked around and found something. I’ll see if I can discover an exceptional place.
One of these friends of mine and I headed to a restaurant that makes Thai food. As soon as we enter there is that much sought relaxing atmosphere, just like any classy restaurant I went into. We ask for a table, we order and read the messages sent from the other friends who had found a restaurant where they made western food.
After less than an hour, everything turned into a living hell. Flocks of tourists had begun to arrive en masse in пхукет. I remember trying to look at the clock on a wall to find out what time it was, but I couldn’t see it behind the heads and the bodies of all the tourists lined up. The place was full!
Before the tourists arrived, they had already brought us two of the three main courses we ordered. Now, we had been waiting for the third course, the dessert, for over twenty minutes, because they were very busy managing the new arrivals.
Finally, I saw a column of sparks rising behind the mass of tourists that prevented me from seeing the clock. Like the waters of a sea that are parted by a mystical force, I saw appearing a dessert trolley pushed by a remarkable waiter who repeatedly shouted something very similar to our “step aside!”.
The dessert trolley was protected by a glass case, so the sparks did not risk going to the dishes, but I worried that a fire would break out. Instead, everyone laughed and was very happy. My friends also had a similar experience that day. How bold those restaurants are! I like hanging around any hotel near Patong beach since that day.