9 THERE ARE A LOT OF RUSSIANS IN PATONG BEACH

Only Russians got to sit inside the boat while the rest of us had to stay outside the boat
Signs were in three main languages, English, Chinese and Russian.
Yep, that was new to me too. In fact, on our James Bond Island tour, more than half of the tourists were Russian! They got to sit inside the boat while the rest of the travellers had to sit outside of the boat. It was a bit of a weird feeling to be segregated like that, but eh, it is what it is.