The week in Pattaya went by really quickly and I'm currently enjoying an amazing view from my hotel room in Singapore. The last tournament of this little stretch of events on the other side of the world will be played here this week and I spent all day at the golf course getting ready for the challenge! Stay tuned for my Singapore blog in the next few days!
It's unreal how well we are taken care of during these events! The hotels are absolutely amazing, the golf courses are in immaculate condition and the fact that we travel in business class and get to see so many different cultures makes it even better! My Mom and Grandmother always told me that it is okay to get spoiled, as long as you know it, appreciate it and don't take it for granted. I like that! So I keep reminding myself of how lucky I am to be in this position, while secretly missing the simplicity of the youth hostels my family used to stay in during holidays while I was young.
Working hard to fill my seat on the flight between Sydney and Singapore
Straight legs! And did I mention that the seat turned into a flat bed?
The view from my hotel room in Pattaya
My game is finally starting to come together! After receiving daily back treatments for the past two weeks I'm starting to be able to swing the way I want to! I was even able to take some divots last week, something my caddie Tom surely had mixed feelings about - the shots were much better, but he also had to walk longer distances in order to replace the divots...
The bad thing about suddenly starting to hit it solid is that the areas behind the greens get into play. As most golfers know, being over greens is not a good thing and I experienced that too often last week. The putter wasn't on his best behavior either, but the last round 68 was a huge step in the right direction! It's great to know that I hadn't forgotten how to golf the ball :)
Some players make art using paintbrushes. I prefer the hedge trimmer! (I use a nail clipper for the precision cuts)
Pattaya is an interesting place and I didn't venture too far away from the hotel. A mandatory laundry run to the little tailoring shop on the corner, a stroll to the massage parlor up the street for a $10, 75 minute foot massage, and a trip further up the road to find delicious mango & sticky rice were pretty much the extent of my excursions last week. Not counting the walk in search of crazy power lines... Photo evidence:
The chaos of Pattaya illustrated by a cluster of electricity and telephone lines
Are you out of work? Or just bored? Become a licensed electrician and head to Pattaya!
Posted on Tue, February 26, 2013
by Karin Sjodin