Location: Asia, Thailand
Phuket Is Thailand's Largest
Island approximately the size of Singapore and nestles against the
Indian Ocean coast some 890km 556mi south of Bangkok. Phuket is
best described as one of the most popular destinations in Thailand
for Europeans. The most popular beach resort, Patong Beach, has
just about everything a tourist could ask for: great shopping, a
very scenic and clean beach, great for sunbathing, Para Sailing,
jet skiing, swimming, diving, etc., access to other very scenic
and secluded beaches, a high energy night life, and an endless array
of seafood restaurants. Because of this, Patong Beach attracts both
men and women alike although most of the tourists are men coming
to fuck the hookers. Actually, it's a great place to bring a girl
as well as to pick up on one. After a few nights in Patong Beach,
you may wish to book a tour to the outer islands, such as Koh Phi,
Krabi, Koh Sumui or the Similians, where you will experience the
ultimate in beach scenery and snorkeling. Whether you've come to
Thailand to soak in the sun, play in the water, or just wet your
dick in the local pussy, Phuket is the place to be.
Patong Beach is quite active when it comes to night fun. Almost all
the bars will be located on Bangla road. Along Bangla road you will
come across two types of bars: the outdoor beer bars and the classy
Go Go bars.
The outdoor beer bars: The bar fines are 300-500 baht. Most girls
will expect a tip between 1,000 and 1,500 baht, depending on how long
they stay with you i.e. s. The bars stay open late, many closing
around 2 a.m. or 3.a.m.
The bar fines are 500-750 baht. The tip for long time will be about
1,000-2500 and short time will cost 700-1,500 baht.
There is no cover charge and not much of a dress code although a tank
top is acceptable, with the strong air conditioning in the Go Go bars,
you might want to wear a full size T-shirt and long pants. When you
enter a bar there will be a center stage where the girls are dancing
and depending on the bar, one or two other small stages with dancing
girls. Take a seat anywhere you like. If you order a local beer Singha
or soft drink, it will cost about $2.50. There is no pressure to order
a second drink in any of the bars. If a bar girl comes up to you and
hustles you for a drink, you are under no obligation to buy her one.
Of course, if she is cute and/or has a great body, do so immediately
she will say to you, "Buy cola for me", as she rubs her
tits against you. There are about 12 GoGo bars in Patong. Some of
the dancers are really beautiful. In general, prices for beverages
as well as for girls are higher in a Go-Go bar than in a beer bar.
There are about 6 discos in Patong. Things don't get going until late
in the night. Discos are a popular method to pick up freelancer girls.
Unlike in Europe or in the united states, you will not have the "too
many men and not enough ladies" problem. There are always enough
ladies for a good time. Expect to pay 100 Baht as entrance fee sometimes
one free drink is included. Being air conditioned and a somewhat upscale
atmosphere, if you're planning on dressing up a bit in Phuket, this
is the place to do it. Be aware many female tourists mostly European
come to the disco to party, get drunk and have a good time. Keep in
mind that many tourists ignore the white women completely, so this
may be an opportunity for you to make your move, should one give you
an inviting smile. Either way, Thai or "falong" Westerner,
a big smile and invitation to click glasses i.e., wish each other
good luck, is usually the strongest indication, next to physically
grabbing you, that a girl is interested.
is no bargain, that is, compared to what you will pay in other Thailand
destinations. Most of the hotels, restaurants and shops charge a good
20% or more than what you would pay in South Pattaya, taking you closer
in prices to Bangkok. Girls tend to charge more closer to Bangkok
prices for sex as well 1,500 baht for short time. With this in mind,
you should take at least $125 per day for your journey, perhaps even
a little more if you plan to do a lot of shopping, girl chasing and
stay in the higher end hotels which can cost you $100 or more. While
you can budget your trip by staying in the low end hotels $25 per
night, eat at the cheaper outdoor restaurants $5 per meal, and limit
the number of girls $35 per girl, it never ceases to amaze me how
money seems to still vanish into thin air. Anticipate spending at
least $100 per day and you should be in good shape. Remember the simple
rule: better to bring too much money, which you can always bring back,
then find yourself having to cut your trip short because you ran out.
prostitution is technically illegal, the local police are corrupt
and the bars and brothel owners pay them off to turn the other way.
Prostitution is a protected industry and tourists are expected and
praised for taking bar girls back to their hotel for sex. As long
as one stays away from underage girls under 18, does not force
himself upon any girl, and of course, compensates the girl for her
service, one will never have any problems with the police concerning
sex in Thailand. There are some laws to know when visiting Thailand
is that the Thai Government prohibits the import of illegal narcotics
including hemp, opium, cocaine, morphine and heroin and obscene literature,
pictures or articles. Smuggling of hard drugs such as heroin may be
punishable by death. Import of firearms and ammunition must be registered
in advance with the Police Department or local Registration Office.
Importation of certain species of fruits,
vegetables and plants is prohibited.
If you are going simply to chase girls, then it's best
to go off season March to October. That's when the ratio of
girl to guy will be highly in your favor. It's also when the prices
for girls, hotels, shops seems to drop quite a bit. If you
are going to enjoy the water sports, such as swimming, snorkeling,
parasailing, etc., then you'll want to go during the cool/dry season
November thru February, which is the most crowded and expensive
time of the year. But it's also the most pleasant in terms
of weather and also the best to enjoy island hopping during the
rainy season, many boats will refuse to take you out on the water
as it's too rough.
Vegetarian Festival is Phuket's most important
event. It lasts for 9 days and takes place late September or October,
based on the Chinese lunar calendar. The festival celebrates the
beginning of "Taoist Lent" when devoted Chinese abstain
from eating all meet and meet products. The Vegetarian festival
involves various processions, temple offerings and cultural performances
and culminates with walking on hot coal, climbing knife-blade ladders,
self-piercing the skin and so on.
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Get there? Thai Airlines has daily flights, on the hour,
for around $100 round trip. It's an hour and five minute flight
from Bangkok domestic airport to Phuket airport. If you are coming
to Phuket from Bangkok, I highly recommend you fly. It's the only
way to go. You can book a flight from any travel agency or in Bangkok
go to the Nana hotel lobby and the Tours booth will book you a flight
Visa and Master card acceptable. I suggest you book a flight early
in the morning to give you time to settle into your hotel in Phuket
and then hit the beach for some sun and fun. Another way to get
to Phuket providing you have lots of time and are more adventurous,
you can take the twelve hour train ride from Bangkok and go south
to a small town called Surat Thani. From Surat, you take the five
hour bus and boat ride to Phuket town. Once you arrive in downtown
Phuket, you can take the public blue bus to Patong beach, the main
beach resort in Phuket. That's about a 20 minute ride. To me, this
is way too long a trip and for the few bucks it would save you,
it's just not worth it. If you ask me, flying is the best way to
go. If you do take the train, any travel agency can book you a ticket.
Once you arrive in Surat Thani, there will be street hustlers who
will set you up with the bus to Phuket. In Phuket town, more hustlers
will set you up with transportation to Patong Beach.
|What to Bring
weather is hot and humid, so you should dress light. Also, being a
beach town, you will find yourself quite comfortable in just sandals,
shorts and a tank top. You could wear long pants at night and a somewhat
dress up shirt, but many tourists just wear the same informal clothing
at night as well. Many of the restaurants are outdoor and thus informal.
Perhaps if you go to the disco's, dress shoes and long pants will
be more appropriate. Remember two things: You can always buy what
you need if you forget something for very little money in Thailand.
Plus you will want to bring back items when you go shopping there,
so you will need luggage space on your return. In short, bring as
few articles of clothing as possible.
must have a valid passport to enter and exit the country of Thailand.
You don't need a visa if you will be staying in Thailand for less
than 30 days. If you're planning on staying more than 30 days, you
will need to purchase a tourist visa before entering the country.
You can purchase a tourist visa at any Thai Consulate just about worldwide.
If you lose your passport abroad it can be a nightmare. To avoid getting
ruining your vacation make sure you make copies of the inside of your
passport, the first page where all the info on you is printed. Make
3-4 copies and stick one in your fanny pack, one in your suitcase,
etc. This way if you lose the passport, you can go to the American
Embassy and show the copy to them to prove you are who you say are
without going through a lot of red tape and waiting. If your passport
will expire in 6 months or less, it is recommended you obtain a new
passport before traveling. Thailand may not let you into the country
or grant you a visa if your passport will expire in less than 6 months.
A visa will not be needed. A tourist visa obtained before you
enter the country will allow you to stay in the country of Thailand
for 2 months 59 days. As of February 2000, a visa will cost $15. Price
is subject to change. Any Thai Consulate will be happy to sell you
a visa. In Los Angeles, California, call the Thailand Tourism Authority
at 213 382-2353 for further information. Outside Los Angeles, call
information for the nearest Thai Consulate. Important: You cannot
obtain a visa in Thailand. You must purchase your visa before your
departure to Thailand. Allow 2-3 working days to obtain a visa.
you wish to stay in Thailand more than 30 days, as explained above,
you must purchase a two-month tourist visa before your departure.
Another option is to apply for an extension of your allowed 30-day
stay i.e., without a visa. It will cost you 500 Baht $12.50 at the
exchange rate of 40 Baht per dollar for a 10-day extension, which
can be obtained at any Thai Immigration office in Thailand. If you
have a visa and you wish to remain in Thailand more than the allowed
59 days, you can extend your visa while in Thailand for another
30 days, at the price of 500 Baht $12.50. If you wish to remain
in the country even longer, you can get another extension for two
more weeks, and then another 10 days. After that, adios! You must
leave the country, like it or not
be found at Embassies
& Consulates on the
for entry into Thailand, except for yellow fever for travelers arriving
from endemic regions parts of Africa and Latin America. Immunizations
for tetanus, polio, rabies, typhoid, tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis
and hepatitis are advisable but not essential before travel to Southeast
Asia. For more information on risks and precautions please read
about health section in the “Facts for Travelers” pages
I never get shots when I go to Thailand but if you want to stay
on the very safe side, check with your doctor and see about getting
Hepatitis shots. Also you can check this website to see what other
precautionary measures you can take while traveling to the Land
you arrive at the Bangkok airport, you will need to clear immigration
and customs. On the plane, the stewardess should hand you a customs
and immigration form to fill out. With this in mind, always have
a pen handy when you travel. When you exit the plane, just follow
the crowd and signs pointing to immigration.
Travel tip: try to walk as fast as possible, ahead of the crowds
to get to immigration ASAP. The lines can get rather long. Last
time I waited almost 45 minutes in line.
At immigration, you will be asked to see your passport and your
filled out immigration form you can fill it out while waiting in
line. It's just basic information. When you approach an immigration
officer, he will take your passport and stamp it. The stamp will
have the date of arrival into Thailand and the date you must depart,
30 days later unless you have a visa, then you can stay 59 days.
From immigration, you walk down the stairs to the luggage department
and then on through customs.
Unless you are bringing in things like a TV, full size computer
lap tops are no problem, furniture odd ball items like plants, illegal
drugs yeah, right!, animals or other weird stuff, you need not declare
your goods. Therefore, as you exit, look for the green sign which
reads, Nothing to Declare. That's where you exit from the airport
Once you pass the customs section, you will be in the last section
of the airport. Here you will find crowds of people waiting to greet
their arriving friends, taxi drivers hustling you for a ride, and
people who are so bored with their lives they just like to hang
out at airports to see who's coming into town. As you pass this
crowd, on your left side opposite the street will be a Money Exchange
Booth. Be sure to exchange at least $200 before exiting the airport.
You will need to pay for your taxi in Thai baht the local currency
and probably be asked to pay in Thai baht for the first night stay
at your hotel. Yes, you can do a Visa or Master card cash advance
at the booth. Ask for 10,000 baht advance about $250 depending on
the exchange rate.
best rates will be in Thailand at the money exchange booths, located
conveniently all over the tourist areas. They are very easy to find.
In fact, when you first arrive at the Bangkok airport, right inside
the terminal at street level after you pass immigration and customs
will be a money exchange booth. It is recommended when you first arrive,
you exchange at least $200. You can exchange more if you like. The
rates are usually quite fair. You'll need the money to pay for your
taxi ride from the airport to your hotel, and then more money when
you check in, eat, and tip the girls.
best exchange rates will be found at the money exchange booths at
the local banks. The worst rates are typically at the hotels. Never
exchange your money with a stranger on the street. Speaking of which,
if you must bring US dollars, you'll get the best rates with higher
denominations i.e., hundred dollar bills, rather than smaller bills
such as one's, five's ten's, etc.. Important: be sure your cash
is pristine i.e., no tears, marks, etc.. Any bills that have the
slightest tear or look too worn will not be accepted. Best you insist
your bank give you only the newest and cleanest bills to take with
you on your journey.
For the best rates and for security reasons, it's best to carry
TC's travelers checks rather than cash. You will get a higher exchange
rate with TC's and of course, if you lose your TC's or they get
stolen, you can get a refund. Obviously, you can't do that with
cash. Keep in mind that when you do exchange your TC's, the money
exchange booths will require your passport as ID. So be sure to
bring your passport with you when you exchange TC's. You won't need
your passport or any other ID if you exchange cash. Bring a few
hundred in cash, and the rest in TC’s just in case. Change them
at the bank, not in the hotel. Do not pay the hotel in U.S. money.
Remember, you will always need your passport when exchanging your
money. Once you get your money, put your passport back into the
safety deposit box at your hotel for safekeeping.
Credit Cards are accepted in most big hotels, shops and restaurants.
The smallest little shops do not, and neither do the girls. They
also charge... 3% for MC and Visa, 5% for AMEX. VISA is the best.
Leave your AMEX at home. The smartest card to bring is your ATM!!
It is the best exchange rate as well. Also, you may want to call
your bank that holds your credit card account and let them know
that you will be out of the country and which country. Sometimes
credit card companies will deny you access to your card, thinking
that your card was stolen and someone else is using your card in
that country. It happened to me in Rio De Janeiro. If you take enough
cash with you, you will not really ever have to use it. Personally,
I use it for all of my hotel stays and some meals.
will you spend each day? If you want a middle of the road estimate
here's a few breakdown costs for each day in Bangkok: Room in a decent
place will cost you 1,000 Baht, food will run you around 500 Baht,
transportation another 200 Baht staying around town. Go-Go Girls will
run about 2,000 Baht, massages will be about 2,500. Total for all
these things every day will be about 4,000 Baht and at 43 baht to
the dollar that will be $93.00 or roughly $100 per day. This amount
can vary drastically, depending on what hotel you stay in hotel rates
go anywhere from $15 to $200 per night, on up, where you eat eating
at the local street vendors will cost as little as $1 per meal; eating
at the five star hotels $20 on up, how much alcohol you consume, and
of course, how many girls you plan to entertain per night. What this
means is Phuket is very versatile, catering to budget back packers
and big business spenders alike.
5-10 per cent of your bill is more than fine.
Take care of your maids, they're the ones who can get you extra
towels, which you'll need every day. 40 baht per day is a good tip.
|Airport to Lodging
You will need to take a taxi from the airport to Patong
Beach. It's about a forty minute ride. The fare is negotiable; I paid
400 baht for a private taxi, one way. You can save money by taking
the mini bus to Patong 150 baht per person, but this will be a great
inconvenience as the mini bus will not leave until all the seats are
filled and they pack the tourists in like sardines. Keep this in mind
also when choosing between a private taxi and mini bus: the mini bus
will be dropping off each tourist at his preferred hotel, so there
is a chance if you are last on the list, you could be riding all over
town for an extra half an hour or so. To me, time is money and it's
not worth saving a few bucks to undergo such inconvenience. I highly
suggest you take a private taxi to Patong. If you are arriving with
a friend, this is undoubtedly the only way to go as you can split
the private taxi fare.
Minis Vans and Buses
will see red mini vans which will take you anywhere in the vicinity
for 20 baht. .50 If you plan to go to Phuket town, there are the blue
oversized buses open air, meaning no windows which run every fifteen
minutes or so. The bus goes back and forth from Patong beach to downtown
Phuket from early morning till about 5 p.m. Be sure you come back
before 5 p.m. or you may find yourself having to take a private taxi
from Phuket town, which will not be so cheap. The blue bus charges
15 baht fare one way Patong beach to Phuket town. It's about a 20
minute ride, depending on traffic. Note: be sure you take hotel business
cards with you wherever you go. That way, if you do get lost, you
can always show the card to any taxi or hooker! and they will know
how to get you back. When staying in Patong Beach, if you stay within
walking distance from Bangla road, you will be able to walk to the
beach, most of the shops, restaurants, and nightlife activity most
of which is on Bangla road.
you ride a motorbike in Phuket, or anywhere else in Thailand, expect
to have at least one very painful accident. Everyone has made a big
stink about the AIDS crisis in Thailand, yet few wish to discuss the
dangers of riding motorbikes. The reality is many, many tourists have
minor to some quite serious accidents all the time, including those
who are experienced riders. The reason is because athe roads are not
always in pristine conditions, bThais drive on the wrong side of the
road, ctaxis cut motorbike drivers off without thinking, dtruck drivers
will zoom past a motorbike driver without even thinking, etourists
drive intoxicated, ftourists drive to show off to the girls and so
on. In short, RIDING A MOTORBIKE IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND THE RISK
OF HAVING AN ACCIDENT IS HIGH! We have warned you.
103 Rat-U-Thit Rd. Patong Beach. Next door to the Azzurro
Patong Big Bike offer a wide variety of bikes, the most of them are
choppers or touring bikes. There is a very simple explanation for
that. The roads on Phuket are perfect for these kinds of bikes!
There is a law in Thailand which is fairly easy to understand. When
you travel by motorbike, you wear a helmet. If you do not, you will
have your keys taken away from you only to be given back when you
have a receipt from the police station that you've paid the 300 Baht
fine. In short, wear a helmet.
107 Rat-Uthit Rd. in Patong Beach. Tele: 076-341-811. Fax: 076-341-812.
The room rates vary, depending on the season. If you come during high
season November to February, they may jack the price up to 1,500-1,800
baht or higher, but if you come during low season, May to October
you can get the same room for 700 baht $17.50. The fluctuation in
prices is typical of hotels throughout Thailand. The prices vary both
on the season and also, don't forget, your ability to bargain. They
will always try to get the highest price out of you, but if you say,
"Last time I came here you only charged me 700 baht", you
might be able to get the lower price. The Azzurro Village hotel is
also featured in our travel tape, "Sex! Sun! and Sin in Phuket.
Rat-Uthut Rd. Patong, Thailand Tel: 076-341043-7 Fax: 342205. It has
a swimming pool, TV, restaurant and mini-bar. It is a few blocks away
from the ocean, possibly a short taxi ride.
Inn 9th Floor, Patong Condotel
Rat-U-Thit Rd, Patong Beach. Phone: 66 76 - 340 380 Fax: 66 76 342
rooms have the best view over Patong Beach, are comfortably decorated
and equipped with twin beds, air-conditioner, refrigerator, color
TV, Satellite, chairs and a well equipped bathroom with hot water
shower. All apartments also have a balcony. The complex has a reception
with telephone and fax/ message service, swimming pool, laundry service,
large secured car park and all of this is just a five minute stroll
away from one of Phuket's most beloved beaches, Patong Beach! Air
Condition Room high season is 1.200 Baht, low season 600 Baht. Fan
Room 800 high. Low Baht 400 Baht
41/55 Nanai Rd., Patong Beach, Phuket 83150,
Thailand Tel. 66
76 340274, 340463 Fax 66 76 340376.
Royal Palm Resortel
66/2 Taweewong Rd, Patong Beach Kathu Phuket
Tel66 76 292510-12 Fax 66 76
10/4 Sawatdirak Rd., Patong , Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand Tel. 66
76 296631-4 , Fax. 66 76 296635 email
Hotel is located at 163/17
Rat-U-Thit Rd., Patong, Phuket 83150, Thailand Tel: 66-76 342 143,
344-023, Fax: 66-76 340 300. The hotel has a swimming pool in landscaped
gardens, night time bar, full maid service, international phone
& fax, 24 hour room service and safety deposit boxes. Deluxe
Air-Con Room with individually controlled air-conditioning, plush
carpet, king size bed, private bathroom with shower, hot water,
TV with sat programs and in house movies. All Deluxe rooms
now have a fully-stocked mini-bar. Prices range 890 baht to
1,390 baht. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
163/24 Soi Sunset Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong Beach. Tel.
It's in back of the Ex Pat
Hotel off of Bangla Rd., north of Rat-Uthit Rd.
Rice in Bamboo Reeds
are pretty tasty. A must try when coming to Phuket.
in Thailand. Check this out.
is actually very tasty and it comes in two versions. One that
resembles a butterfly and one that is just round shaped. The butterfly
is not sweetened but the round one is. The cost of these delicious
pastries is two baht a piece so that shouldn't scare you off.
Chicken and Rice
Kao Mann Gai is a Thai dish that you can find in many places
here in Thailand. It it rice with chicken, served with a variety
of sauces and with a bowl of hot chicken soup. Very easy and above
all, very tasty.
out in Patong can be a truly international experience. Scandinavian,
Italian, German, Swiss, Mexican and French restaurants compete with
the usual array of fast food joints. Thai cuisine concentrates on
seafood cooked Thai-style, which means very spicy with lots of garlic,
lemon grass, chilies, shrimp paste and herbs. Phuket is most famous
for it's open air seafood restaurants where you sit outside and
dine. Most of the outside dining restaurants, located either on
Bangla road or along the beach road, will have all kinds of fish
displayed on ice and you get to choose which particular fish you'd
like to have them cook. Whether you want the fish cooked in a wok,
barbecued, steamed or boiled, they will cook it any way you wish
in a gourmet fashion. An eating experience you will not want to
Patong Bier Garten
Yes, that is a German restaurant and the food is fantastic. A bit
on the pricey side, actually, but really excellent food. The restaurant
is located on the same street as the Azzurro Village, just before
you turn right on Bangla road see map. This is the place to go for
Beach road. Turn left as you come to the beach from Bangla road,
and in a few minutes you'll see it. The food was pretty good.
off Soi Bangla. This pub if it can so be called, also has another
branch in Koh Samui. They are both excellent, when needing some
English food (! no laughing please !). We especially recommend the
New Zealand Roast Lamb, which is served as the special on Sundays,
lots of meat and some vegetables and gravy. Mmm. The apple pie is
excellent as well. They also have televisions to feature all the
live sports events.
safe especially in the finer hotels and restaurants. In these types
of places the water that is served in open pitchers will be safe to
drink as they use a purification system. In the bars, order bottled
drinks to play it safe. Be wary of the ice in cold drinks. Ice often
comes from unhygienic sources and is best avoided. The ice cubes with
holes through them are generally OK. If you have a good stomach, you
can safely eat from the streets, I do. Be sure you take some antacid
pills with you just in case. Do not drink or gargle with the water
from your hotel room.
language spoken in Thailand is Thai. Check out this site to learn
some words and phrases. Pattayacity.com
Some of the girls you will be meeting will speak very little English,
and some a lot of English. Don’t expect to have lengthy conversations
about life with them. Most of the people that work in the hotels and
restaurants speak some English. The language of love is spoken everywhere!
Overall, Phuket is a very safe place to travel. The
area is patrolled by the Tourist police and incidents of crime are
rare. You will see family's, couples, single men and women alike,
roaming the streets at all hours of the night. Patong beach has a
very active night life and you can feel safe walking the streets at
all hours of the day and night. Just stay along the strip Bangla road
or vicinity and you should have no problems at any hour of the night
provided you don't get picked up by a horny transvestite
Overall, Thailand is a very safe place to travel. Patong beach is
no ,exception. The area is patrolled by the Tourist police and incidents
of crime are rare. You will see family's, couples, single men and
women alike, roaming the streets at all hours of the night. Patong
beach has a very active night life and you can feel safe walking the
streets at all hours of the day and night. Just stay along the strip
Bangla road or vicinity and you should have no problems at any hour
of the night. But remember if someone offers you a deal that
is too good to be true, it's probably a scam.
experienced any scams on Phuket, however make sure the girl you are
with is a girl. Phuket is Lady Boy central and that would be a scam
if I ever had one.
surf the Internet while having coffee, tea,
and snacks. Also sells used books.
Phuket Internet Cafe
128 Thaweepong road, Patong Inn, Patong Beach.
Pizzedelic Patong Beach, Phuket 128-thaweewong beach road
Tel: 076 341-545. Internet cafe serving pizza, burgers, and more.
for international call followed by country code, area code and telephone
Country code for Thailand is 66. Area code for Phuket is 076. Area
code for Bangkok is 02.
Falling in Love
It is not hard to do in Thailand. It happens
to every man that experiences the sweetness of the Thai woman. Having
your Thai girlfriend visit you in the U.S. is possible but not easy.
They can not get a tourist visa like we can in America especially
if she is a bar girl. Tourist visas require that the person owns land,
has a business, and has a certain amount of money in the bank. Most
girls you will meet will not meet these requirements. A Fiancée visa
or a spousal visa is the only way to get them to come to the U.S.
America is very strict when it comes to letting in people from third
world countries. You have to go through lots of red tape and paperwork
to get them here. Check out k1faq for more info on this subject.
When I first came to Thailand in 1990, I was scared to death of AIDS,
From all I had heard in the media, I figured that even if I so much
as look at a Thai hooker, I'd get infected. However, when I took up
residency in Thailand in the early 90's, I started to run into guys
who had lived in Thailand for many years. As I questioned them on
the AIDS situation, nobody had heard of a single foreigner or Thai
girl who had come down with AIDS. This continues to be the case up
to this day January 22, 2000. This is not to say AIDS is not out there,
but if it is so pervasive as the mainstream media would have one believe,
you would think the tourists and Thai hookers would be dropping dead
on the streets. Back in 1994 when I first wrote my book, "A Gentleman's
Guide: The Erotic Women of Southeast Asia", as featured on 60
MINUTES I had documented cases of men who had lived in Thailand for
many years and had slept with many prostitutes. At the time, none
of them had come down with HIV infection or heard of any tourist or
prostitute who had. It's now been six years since the first edition
of my book and here I am in Thailand again, interviewing the same
group of guys. With the exception of Wheel chair Tom who suffered
a major heart attack I suppose now passed away and Candy John who
had a case of TB and may be HIV infected any guy who injects his dick
daily to get hard and screws with an open wound without a condom is
bound to catch something, all remains the same as it was years ago.
If you wish, you can take your girl for an HIV test at any of the
clinics or hospitals in town. The cost will be around 1,000 baht and
you can get results in 24 hours or less. Note here I took my hooker
girlfriend for a test and she tested negative. She has been hooking
in Pattaya for years, rarely uses condoms with her customers, and
still no HIV. By
in Thailand has been said to be 16 years
old. It is said you can sleep with a girl of 16 as long as you don't
pay her. We recommend that you always stay with the 18-and- over law.
Some of the girls carry identification cards that will show their
birth date, but unfortunately it will be written in Thai. If you are
unsure of her age, have her i.d. card checked out by your hotel security
guard before you bring her up to the room. If you can make out the
year on the card, you can calculate how old she is by knowing that
it is the year 2543 now in Buddha years, the year 2000 for the Westerners.
So if a girl is born in 2525 you are likely to be safe that she is
at least 18 years old. To play it extra safe have it say 2524 or earlier.
The age of consent in Thailand is fifteen 15. This is the age in which
a "dek" Thai word for "child" loses his/her status
as a child and becomes a young adult. This is made evident from the
legal ID cards Thais receive when they turn fifteen 15. For example,
a Thai woman who receives her ID card at the age of fifteen receives
the title "nang" making her a "Miss", meaning
The age of consent is not to be confused with the "legal"
age one can engage in sex with a prostitute.
Go Go Bars
beach road Thaweewong Road around 50 meters from the western end of
the Soi Bangla. It is the oldest disco in Patong, but has a modern
sound system and current music, with styles ranging from techno to
fast dance beats.
is one of the most welcome additions to the night scene in Patong.
It is located on the corner of Soi Bangla and Rat-U-Thit Road directly
across from the Rock Hard Go Go and within sight of the PS Hotel.
Inside, the location twists and turns around bars, staircases and
eventually opens onto an outdoor Treetops restaurant which overlooks
a water basin.The dance floor is quite large and a band usually plays
live Rock&Roll and Reggae. From time to time a guest is given
the chance to perform his favorite song for the crowd. Late at night,
dance music is played by a DJ and the Safari Pub closes its doors
in the early morning hours. There are special shows at midnight of
every Tuesday and Thursday.
89/17 Raja Uthit Rd, Patong. Cavernous disco, which plays Western
and Thai pop and shows videos on its huge screen
Outdoor Beer Bars
Most of the bars that tourists
hang out in are the open-air i.e., not enclosed or outdoor beer bars.
There's a whole cluster of them along Bangla road. The outdoor beer
bars are all lined up back to back and a moments walk from each other.
There is no cover charge at any of the open beer bars and you are
free to just cruise around or sit down at any bar you like. Generally,
what I like to do is slowly stroll from bar to bar, checking out the
women who work as entertainers at the bars. Most of the bars employ
anywhere from three to fifteen girls, depending on the bar. All the
girls are fully clothed and just hang around the counter to pull in
customers. They are all prostitutes and are available for sex. There
is no dress code in any of the outdoor beer bars and most of the tourists
will be hanging out in sandals or tennis shoes, shorts or jeans and
T-shirts or light cotton shirts. Dress how you feel comfortable. However,
keep in mind the weather is both humid and will stay warm throughout
the night. So dress light. read more on page 155
is one of the bigger nightlife areas in Patong with many bars and
six go-go bars, it also has a guesthouse, internet cafe, restaurant
and some tattoo shops. Soi Seadragon is the Soi that has the most
Bar, Sphinx a GoGo, Drinks & Dreams, Tum's Bar, Sports Bar,
Panther A-Go-Go, Rock in Dice Bar, Play School a GoGo, Hard
Rock Cafe, Sidney Bar, Show Girls International a GoGo, Two Brothers
Bar, Navy Bar, The Happy Viking Bar, Sugar Schack, Cartoon Bar, One
World Bar, Joy Bar, The Scandinavian Bar, Mickey Mouse Bar, Le Moulin
Rouge, Lion's/Owen's Bar, Djao Tschu, Model a GoGo, Bangla Sexy 9
Bar, Lipstich a GoGo, The French Kiss, Grows Nest Bar, Lady A Bar,
Song Horn Bar, Poei Bar.
is one of the the best entertainment streets in Patong and Thailand;
Featuring beautiful ladies, big TVs in all bars, pasta and pizza food
restaurants you can sit down and order from any bar of your choice,
comfortable, safe and clean surroundings. Also, toilet is very clean!
Stargate 1 & 2, Shark Otto Bar, Mai
Thai Bar, Bachelor Bar, Black Magic, Irish Rover, New York Bar,
English Bar, Flash a GoGo, Freedom Bar, Malibu Bar, Black Rose, Gold
Wing Bar, London Bar, Blue Fin bar, James Bond Bar, Toro Bar, Chi
Chi bar, Eric Shooters
There are often Lady Boys hanging around on this Soi and want
you to go and see the queen show at Andaman Queen Cabaret or want
you to photo them for money. Tequila Bar, Rock'n'Roll Bar, Baby Bar,
Parrot Bar, Dollar Bar, Suwan Bar, Tweety Bar, Pretty Woman, Top Model,
Star Bar, Cherry Bar, Nicky Bar, Lovely Bar, L'Ambassade, Schumi Treff
Bar, Hop Hop Hop Bar, Happy Night, Lovi's British Bar, Shake It Up
Bar, Andaman Queen Cabaret a GoGo, Rock World.
Gonzo, Luck Bar, Sweet Bar, Coco Palm Bar Beer, Calypso Bar, The French
Kiss, Black Cat Bar, Crazy Bar, New World Bar, Zanzi Bar, Duck Tonight,
Tahiti Bar, Paris Folies, Top Ten Bar, Lips, Pinocchio Bar, Rose Bar2,
UB 20 Bar, M Bar.
bar, Captain Kirk's Bar, Pla Loma Bar, May Bar, Red Sun Bar, Easy
Kiss Bar, Lucky 7 Bar, Joe Banana Bar, Bamboo Joe's Bar, Blue Lagoon
Bar, Saxo 2 Bar, Very Easy Bar, Sawasdee Bar, Good Luck Bar, Blue
Note Bar, Mangoes Bar, Gibbon Bar, 7 Heaven Bar, Bitchy Bar, Aussie
Bar, Chili's Bar, Freddies Bar, Crazy Chicken Bar.
Extasy a GoGo, Titanic, Valhalla, Tai Pan, Night Moves Black Rhino
Beer Bar, V.I.P Bar, Up To You Bar, Dee Jays, Safari Baby, Europe
Bar, Tom and Jerry Bar, Dragon Island, Africa Bar, Kiwi Bar, Blue
Moon, Night Station Pub, Faulty Towers Inn, Pussy Galore, Galaxy,
Rat-u-thid Road not far from the corner of Soi Bangla where Rock
Hard and Chicago's are. It is just a bit south of the corner on the
west sea side of the street. Best time to visit a massage parlour
is during dinner time, when everybody eats. Advantage: not many people
are there and the chance that you will find a stunning girl is somewhat
high! For a 60-90 minute massage the cost will be about
1200 Baht. Then a 300-500 Baht tip for her separately. So, total cost
will be 1500 Baht. Superstars can cost up to 2500 Baht. Of course,
the chance to find a beautiful woman is much higher than in a beer
bar. The quality of the girls in Christin's can sometimes reach
soapies in BKK! Sabailand "Christin's" opens in the morning
already and closes 11:00 p.m. Couples are welcome! .
It's a massage parlor of the luxurious kind. The rooms
are clean and spacious, the carpets soft, and the bathing rooms are
covered with glamorous black marble. It's well worth a visit but it's
relatively expensive. The ladies are beautiful. Feel like a porn star,
The most popular bars in Patong are the outdoor beer bars. There has
to be a good fifty bars or more, all jam packed with women. Well,
some of them women. You see, in many of the outdoor bars they intermix
the women with what the Thais call Katoeys or "Lady-Boys"
or what is known more commonly as transvestites. Some of the lady-boys
undergo surgery and have their penis carved into a vagina, others
just kind of wrap their dick as far as they can so it would appear
as though they had none. There are many Katoeys near the beer bars
in Patong. You will find them mostly just on the street or in beer
bars. Best is to avoid them. They can be quite pushy. Just ignore
them and walk ahead. The most popular area for the lady boys
is Rock World, Andaman Queen located about mid center on Bangla road.
It has a huge sign in front, so you can't miss it. Most of the tourists
will be hanging around here the good part of the night watching the
lady-boys as they flash their stuffed boobs and the occasionally pussy
for the public. It's a real carnival act, actually. If you like, you
can take video or photos of the lady-boys; they are real hams for
the camera and love to pose and flaunt their fake tits and pussy.
If you do take some video or snap a few shots, a 100 baht $2.50 tip
will be greatly appreciated. Interestingly enough, the lady boys will
be seen both at night and on the beaches walking around topless with
their near perfect tits sticking straight out. Although nudity, even
going topless is illegal in Thailand, the lady-boys are somewhat above
the law in that they are allowed to parade in public topless. How
can this be so? It's illegal for women to appear topless in public.
But the lady-boys are not women, they are men. And men are allowed
to walk the streets and beaches with no top on. Another glitch in
Kodak shops usually do the best work. There are a few fake shops
around town who have name brand signs Kodak, Fuji, Konica on their
store, usually recognizable by the low quality photo prints displayed
inside the store. Generally, any Kodak store in a mall or nearby such
as that in the parking lot of the Ambassador hotel, Sukumvitt road,
will probably do quality film developing. Warning: do not develop
any film of a sexual nature unless it's clearly obvious the women
are 18 or over i.e., have pubic hair and well developed breasts. Pornography
can be developed, but it's best to develop such prints back home and
make sure there the women are without a doubt over 18.
Phuket has a variety of beaches for you to choose from, Patong Beach
is where everyone seems to end up having the best nightlife, the
best shopping, and the most water sports activities. Whether you
enjoy deserted beaches which you share only with the local crabs
and various marine life, or if you like the hustle and bustle, there
is definitely a beach for you here in Phuket! During the monsoon
season June-November the waves can be quite powerful and demanding
for even the best swimmers. If you see a red flag posted on the
beach, please stay on shore as even though it may look calm, there
are quite often rip tides which can be very strong. There are no
lifeguards here, so please if in doubt stay out of the water.
You'll find many 5 star resorts close to Bang Tao. This once
quiet and deserted area has seen many changes over the last few
years. Much of the land in this area has been reclaimed and built
upon. Very nice white sand can be found here.
There's not much of a beach here, but there's beautiful views across
Chalong Bay over towards Cape Panwa.
This once quiet beach has seen many changes just
in the last two years due to the construction of Phuket Fantasea.
Kamala Beach can be divided up into two distinct areas with one
being on the far end near Phuket Fantasea, and the area being right
in the heart of Kamala Village. During the high season, this beach
can become quite heavily populated, but generally the crowd here
is much more laid back and easy going than the beachgoers of Patong.
It's a beautiful drive from Patong to Kamala.
The editors favorite beach. Absolutely beautiful with squeaky white
sand, and plenty of open beach for everyone. The water here is quite
clear and calm during the high season. A must visit for those who
enjoy sun and beautiful beaches.
During the low season, this beach is quite popular
with the international surfing community as there is a nice point/beach
break which can hold it's shape in big waves. Very scenic looking
up at the looming mountains from here.
A beautiful small picturesque beach which requires going down a
200 meter path to reach the beach. An incredibly beautiful spot
where many postcard photos are taken. The beach is not visible from
the road but the small parking area is located about half way up
the grade at the north end of Kamala Beach look for the small handmade
signs. This is one of the undeveloped beaches frequently missed
by visitors who are unaware of its location. Its a five minute walk
down a fairly steep path to reach this remote little beach. The
interesting rock formations along Laem Sing Beach offer some the
best snorkeling opportunities on the island. There are a number
of beach venders and the occasional sighting of jet ski activity,
but it is still a pleasant little beach get-a-way well worth going
out of the way for.
Many post card photos are taken of this magnificent beach.
Quite possibly has the clearest water on the island. It's becoming
more crowded every year as the word of mouth has spread about this
beach. On the end by the Meridien Yacht club end of Naiharn is a
good place for families.
On the other end of Naiharn is an area that is known for the alternative
lifestyle visitors. Parents beware.
A National Park which is very scenic and serene beach
which never sees crowds. During the monsoon season, this beach can
get some pretty big waves. This beach is very close to the airport
if you just can't wait to hit the beach after that long flight.
Naithon Beach- Just south of Naiyang and just north of the Laguna
beach complex lies this very quiet and beautiful beach. Even during
high season, there are never too many people here.
A 5 km crescent shaped beach which opens out to deep
water where many boats and ships are at anchorage. Here is the center
of Phuket's universe. If you want to see or be seen, this is definitely
where you need to be. Although the water is not as clear here as
at other beaches, many people find it very convenient to walk from
their hotels. Patong can become quite crowded in high season with
the beach chairs lined up 6 or 7 rows deep!
A quiet Muslim village area in which the local Thais come here on
weekends to have an outdoor barbecue. Definitely worth the drive
On the way from Patong to Laguna beach, you will come
past Surin beach. The beach can become pretty crowded during the
high season as there are many good small restaurants to eat at right
on the beach, as well as having nice crystal clear water. Recommended
for a nice change away from Patong.
Phuket is rapidly becoming a top game and sport fishing destination
in Southeast Asia. Some of the more recognizable species include
Marlin, Sail fish, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Trevally and many more.
Not only is the fishing good around Phuket, but also in the nearby
provincial waters of Krabi, the Similan
Islands, and also the Phi
Ski and Para Sailing
Phi actually pronounced Pee Pee
These two islands are called "The Twin Moon Bays" and
they are breath taking in beauty especially if you hike up the trail
to the top where you can get a bird's eye view of the bays and surrounding
waters. Phi Phi Islands are also famous for the movies that have
been filmed there. The latest one is "The Beach" with
Leonardo Di Caprio. The islands are crowded during high season but
their beauty makes them still worth visiting.
opened in 1998 and features a supermarket open daily until 12 midnight.
It features a game hall and bowling alley on the third floor. It's
located on Bangla Road, near the crossing of Rath-U-Thit Road. Also
on the third floor it has some cheap food stalls for a quick snack