02 Aug

I was headed to Pattaya on the 30th for my monthly getaway when the bus was stopped by the highway police not 20Km from my home.  Usually these roadside checks just flag the buses on but this time they decided to stop and 3 officers came on bus.

They would walk up and down the aisle looking at people then they started talking to them and checking all the carry on bags.  In two of the bags they found what looked like small machetes , about 18″ long or so, wrapped in newspaper.  They made a spectacle out of removing them from the paper then holding them up in the air.  As it turned out these were knives used by what were probably contract harvesters going from farm to farm so nothing was done.

One of the officers finally got to me, they only farang on the bus, and started asking me questions..  I swear he must have been a former bar boy because he asked me,  “whats your name, where you stay,how long you stay in Thailand”

I guess my answers were enough because he just smiled and walked away. I thought  he would at least ask to see passport.  Thats the most excitement, as you can tell by my lack of posting, for over a month..  Maybe something to report in Pattaya..



Posted by on August 2, 2009 in Khlong Lan and Pang Tawai Area


4 responses to “HEADING TO PATTAYA

  1. Gary

    October 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    John, Your writing is so wonderful. Hope to hear from you again soon.

    • sawatdeejohn

      October 4, 2009 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks for the nice comment. I would love to have something to write about but it has been so slow up here.. Absolutely nothing going on at all. I can only talk about the rain for so long 🙂 On the trips to Pattaya its been rather non eventful also.. Maybe it will change tomorrow when I head down there again

      Once again,


  2. Andi Cheok

    September 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

    the policeman must be a former bar boi… lol…

  3. sawatdeejohn

    September 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

    He sure seemed to be asking the same questions didn’t he. 🙂


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