Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    17-10-2016 @ 04:57 AM
    Posts
    2,941

    A Nong Nooch jolly jaunt

    I decided to test the old banger out and give it a run out to Nong Nooch... She was dead happy at the news so we set off together in the Beetle...

    Nong Nooch is about 15 kilometers out of Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road, towards Rayong. I was pretty chuffed that the car actually made it that far..


    We got there a bit late in the day due to being unable to get out of bed before 2pm but still managed to squeeze in a few activities....

    Elephant rides... Aren’t they great?.. 800 baht for 20 minutes and the obligatory tip to the ‘driver’ for jumping off and taking photos...


    It's a bit uncomfortable really, but 'Speccy Brace Face' said all the rocking about made her feel a bit frisky...



    We jumped off the elephant and straight onto mountain bikes for the short ride out to Stonehenge...



    Then it was time to feed the goat herd... 20 baht to get attacked by rabid starving goats....




    We caught about 5 minutes each of the cultural show and elephant show, which was enough as it was packed with the all the coach loads from Korea and China or wherever these crazy people come from...

    I would try to get there earlier next time and have a leisurely day around the place... They have accomodation also - about 3000 baht for the night for a big old Thai style stilt house set in amongst the gardens...

    This isn't the accomodation...


    This also isn't the accomodation:


    Lovely smashing gardens.... splendid.... Oh yes...


    And here is a monkey... Not a happy monkey because they have him chained up... Poor old bugger... Lets take a picture anyway...



    Nong Nooch... If you haven't seen it then just do it... Take a fine lady from Pattaya... They love all the plants and animals and things....Because most of them are from the jungle themselves..

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    peterpan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pleasantville
    Posts
    10,108
    Thats a dam fine looking beetle raw-ling and the old banger looks OK as well.

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    17-10-2016 @ 04:57 AM
    Posts
    2,941
    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    Thats a dam fine looking beetle raw-ling and the old banger looks OK as well.
    Cheers... not too easy to get going in the mornings, but once warmed up she rides like a dream...

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    peterpan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pleasantville
    Posts
    10,108
    I know mate, had one before

  5. #5
    Not an expat Fabian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    04-09-2017 @ 09:31 PM
    Location
    Hamburg, cold dark Germany
    Posts
    5,381
    Are you too still talking about the car?

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    17-10-2016 @ 04:57 AM
    Posts
    2,941
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    Are you too still talking about the car?
    I'm not sure anymore myself.....

  7. #7
    Member zipcode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    19-08-2017 @ 10:13 AM
    Posts
    890
    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post
    but 'Speccy Brace Face' said all the rocking about made her feel a bit frisky...
    Might be a reaction to having something so large to straddle

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    17-10-2016 @ 04:57 AM
    Posts
    2,941
    Quote Originally Posted by zipcode View Post
    Might be a reaction to having something so large to straddle
    Oo er.... Funny thing is, when I jumped down into the 'mahood' (driver) position and straddled the beasts neck I started to feel a bit frisky myself...

    Elephant rides... the new aphrodisiac..

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat El Gibbon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    01-07-2017 @ 03:32 PM
    Location
    Udon Thani
    Posts
    2,109
    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post
    I

    And here is a monkey... Not a happy monkey because they have him chained up... Poor old bugger... Lets take a picture anyway...


    No wonder he's pissed, you call him a monkey whadda spect?????
    A fine specimen of the family Gibbon.

    E. G.

  10. #10
    RIP
    Happyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    31-01-2011 @ 09:29 PM
    Location
    Rawai Phuket
    Posts
    6,010
    Gotta part time job then E.G.?
    Good likeness!

  11. #11
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Online
    28-04-2010 @ 12:24 PM
    Posts
    10
    Nong Nooch is a must do when in Pattaya. Enjoyed the cultural show and elephant show.

  12. #12
    watterinja
    Guest
    Nice thread. The old/young banger's in good nick... not sure either about which is which anymore...

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat nedwalk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    06-07-2016 @ 05:28 PM
    Location
    sunshine coast
    Posts
    7,712
    been there also was a good day out, and yea the gardens are really awesome,a lotta work in maintaing,and if i recall right it pissed down on the way back to patters,thanks mate i forgot the name of the place

  14. #14
    RIP
    Propagator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    08-09-2010 @ 02:48 PM
    Location
    Runcorn, Cheshire, UK formerly Epsom Surrey.
    Posts
    3,366

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •