Time to meet some Patong Girls
After having several cold beers and then dinner on our first day in
Phuket, Mike and I were eager to get out and see firsthand if all the
stories we had heard were in fact true.
A short way from the guest house
where we were staying, we had seen a large venue called “Banana Club”
and since we both had dirty minds, we thought the name was a dead
giveaway; that this must surely be a place where all will be revealed.
Sadly, we were hopelessly wrong so we finished our beers and we left!
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far as female entertainment is concerned, things in Patong, the area
where we were staying, were not looking that great at all. Well, at
least not until we decided to take a stroll up Bangla road, which had
plenty of bars…
Keep in mind though that neither Mike nor I had any idea
of what to really expect in the bars. I’ll put my hand up now and say
that we were DEFINITELY not prepared for what we saw in the bars that
line Bangla road.
There must have been several hundred scantily dressed Patong girls dancing on stages and mingling with customers. Just hang on a minute, there was no way I was just going to stroll bravely into one of those bars.
Mike, despite his large size, was quick to agree with me that we needed to go back to the drawing board for this one; we needed to find a safe place to have a beer and reassess the situation.
After a couple of beers and one or two glasses of Jack Daniels and Coke, we were ready to conduct another reconnaissance mission.
Patong today, much bigger, better and more developed.
This time we found a relatively “normal” bar directly across the road
from a totally crazy looking GoGo bar, so we decided to sit there and
have another beer.
Our next step would be taking the plunge and
just walking straight across the road, into what would surely turn out
to be paradise on earth.
Then we spotted it; there was another
door on the other side of the bar we were sizing up. Right, time to
drink up and head on over! If things were too much for us in there, we
would just walk straight through and leave through the other door.
Fortunately, we never had to try and flee, and just as well really
because there was no door on the other side; there was only a giant
There were Patong girls everywhere; waitresses, dancers and pole
dancers! I lost track of how many drinks we had in there, but I
remember it being an unforgettable night.