We have just returned from our 12th trip to Patong. Have always loved it. Very dissappointed this time. The rubbish and rats around the street are getting worse and worse. Is there anyone out there who agrees with me? Maybe we could start a clean-up Patong campaign. I was in a little shop and a rat ran across in front of me - I freaked out and the Thai just laughed like I was mad. Ugh.