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Day one Bangkok

Arrived Bangkok from KL at AIRASIA's new BKK hub at DonMueng airport (the 'old' international airport) named after the young prince, later king, from Anna and the king.

A quick taxi ride the the underground train station called the MRT then straight in the the heart of BKK's party district Silom. We stayed right in the heart at the Bally studio apartments. Really nice hotel but the wifi was hard to get in our room, only in the bathroom.

That night after some quick street food we headed to the gay district and a drink at the telephone club. Every second hawker was offering us 'girly show' or 'ping pong' show. But they quickly realised that was wasn't what we were after then offering us 'boy show' which turns out to be a live sex show in stage... I'm told.

Later around 1130 we headed to the gay dance bars, not dance clubs in the sense you are thinking more in drink and what boys dance on stage etc. was fun but felt very voyeristic.

We met a waiter called Way who would turn into our companion and interpreter for the rest of our stay in BKK. After chatting in the bar it became apparent that the waiters do not earn very much -about 2000bht (about 65aud) per month and live on tips. We brought him a drink and got chatting. He was an aspiring music producer and singer.

After the midnight 'show' we headed home and he brought some drinks over to our hotel to keep chatting which was great. He informed us with true genuineness that he 'doesn't go home with customers' as the other boys do to earn extra cash. His family support him.

Posted by Wade85 02:40 Archived in Thailand Tagged thailand gay bangkok

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