Thailand - Third world Country?
I have heard this time and time again from tourists "Well, we are in a Third World Country dear" but in reality yes the currency exchange is in favor for most westerners, Thailand is by far a third world country (been to Morocco lately?) Thailand has modern medical facilities, in fact mixing elective surgery and a vacation has become quite the thing to do. And the facilities and surgical procedures are very competitive, western, and current. Laws like driving regulations, night club closing hours are visibly enforced (with the occasional open all night club still around) They have a great public transportation system in Bangkok (better then MANY cities in the USA.... screams past San Francisco, and LA!) Even in the remoter areas public buses are running everywhere. I was even pleased to see the number of sex tourists down - YEAH - with many more families, couples, and women around! Actually, I thought it was quite funny - several of the Sex Tourists looked "caught" when you saw them out and about, appeared as if they wanted to crawl under a rock! So even though things are inexpensive in Thailand, all the conveniences, industries, shopping malls, starbucks, movie theaters and money of the western world are there.
I came across this motorcross circuit at Phuket. It is situated near the Friendship Beach.
However, for those who knows where Diamond Hill Resort is, the circuit is along the same stretch of road.
Unless for some events being organized there, this motorcross circuit is normally quiet and peaceful. You have all the space and freedom to exercise your skills.
For scrambler lovers, you can easily rent a bike at the Patong beach.
Lotions, cremes and bathing gels
If you wanna buy any body lotion or shower gel get sure it doesn't contain a whitening formula. It's very popular to be light skinned in Thailand and Asia as well. Most of the beauty products are with whitening effect and it's not what you want, right?
Shaker's Club, Panwa Beach Resort
This is more like a family night club with live music every night.
Since this is a quiet place with not so many people, you can order songs and even sing yourself for the public in the bar.
I spent one night in the Shaker's Club, net some new people from all over the world and really enjoyed myself.
However, don't expect any crazy thins in this club, but if you are staying in a hotel in the Cape Panwa, it's worth visiting the club. No dress code, you can go in a T-shirt and shorts.