Re: Pattaya beginning to earn bad reputation with Russian tourists (PM Friday, 30 November 2012) - I’ve been visiting Pattaya off and on for twenty years. Never had any problem. Use common sense. Don’t wear expensive jewellery or watches. Don’t carry an expensive cellphone. Carry only enough cash for the day or evening, and carry it in a concealed pouch under your shirt. Don’t pick up girls off the street. Make sure the hotel has her ID. And most important, mix your own drink in your room and never take your eyes off it. Same rules you should use anywhere.