A trip we took in 2005. Took a bus from Bangkok. I had coffee shops on my mind.
Chon Buri - Bang Saen Beach
- an e-mail I sent to friends
The past two weekends Kade and I have taken short trips to nearby beaches. Although the beaches are a far cry from the white sandy ones in the south and on the islands, it was still nice to escape the tight confines of Bangkok. The food was decent, coffee shops were plentiful and the sunshine was soothing. You can tell by one of the pictures just how crowded it was on Labor Day.
One interesting note about Pattaya Beach was that director Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, etc.) was in town soaking up the night life while taking a break from a film that he's shooting in neighboring Cambodia. Also, the Osbournes, of MTV Reality TV fame, were vacationing in Pattaya for a few days. Apparently, the son has used Muay Thai boxing as a tool to help him kick his drug habit.
http://www.siamhotels.com/sbs_transportation.asp a link with a map you can enlarge to see exactly where Pattaya is in relation to Bangkok. Not too far. We just took a bus!