It has been abut seven years since I visited Patong on Phuket island. Truly a sad place to visit.
The beach is littered with trash! Beer bottles, plastic bags, Styrofoam containers, dog feces, broken glass, old wood and spent fireworks.
Thailand has been good to me over the years! So my partner and I decided that we would help clean up some of the trash on the beach. Great exercise but the Thais won't pitch in to help. We were asked who was paying us or who we worked for.
On one occasion we found several large pieces of wood and old fishing net. They were to big and heavy to go in our bags, so we drug them up the beach and left them close to where the chair rentals are done. The young man there got very angry with us, telling us not to leave the trash by him and telling us to F%#@ off.
This was my last rip to Phuket and I will not be returning!
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