Amanda took me on a tour of Melbourne today. Finally - a real city to see! Places hit were South Bank, Yarra River, Melbourne Central, Fed Square, Art Center grounds with a fake eiffel tower (lol), and a couple more spots. Check out some pics...
Wat Pho, or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It is home to more Buddha images than any other Bangkok temple and it shelters the largest Buddha in Thailand.
The Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya is also famous for its weekly Beach Foam-X Party that takes place at its own 2,000 sqare meter free-form pool with its man-made sandy beach. The Beach Club also houses a contemporary tropical spa and a gym.
Here's a few pictures from a rainy day in Patong Thailand. I wanted to do some diving, and some instructor friends were telling me it's better to get on a livaboard for a few days.
Patong Beach (Thai หาดป่าตอง) refers to a beach on Phuket's west coast, and to the town adjoining it. It is the main tourist resort in Phuket. It also contains an important center of Phuket's nightlife and is the center of inexpensive shopping on the island. The beach became popular with Western tourists, especially Europeans, in the late 1980s. Numerous large hotels and chain hotels are located there.
Just after flying into Phuket, some friends of Rocky had us stay in a quiet place called Surin Beach. With it being low season and NOBODY around, we jumped in a taxi and told him to take us to where all the people are at.