Category Archives: Bangkok

Kill The Poor

Economists tout Thailand as a success story of economic development with poverty levels drastically dropping over the past two decades, however the division of justice between rich and poor was sadly marked by a fatal accident in Bangkok, in which an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune purportedly killed a policeman with his [...]

The Nana Hotel

Directly across from Bangkok’s Nana Plaza is the eternal Nana Hotel. This caravansary has been servicing the happy ending needs of travelers since the 60s. I first stayed there in 1991. Nothing much has changed in that time. Men check in with women half their age. The desk clerks smiled without asking for IDs. They [...]

A Deluge Of Kathoeys

The mere mention of Bangkok’s Nana Plaza at a New York dinner table peaked the interest of men and narrowed women’s opinion of me. To the former I was a Don Juan and the latter regarded me as Gary Glitter come to life. To be honest I can’t recall ever barfining a go-go girl out [...]

Paving Over Paradise

My first visit to Bangkok was in 1990. I stayed at the Malaysia Hotel on Soi Duplei, once the 60s haunt of the infamous backpacker murderer Charles Sobhraj. The trees were bordered by sylvan compounds and I played basketball at the military school next to the Lumpini Muay-Thai stadium. Patpong was a twenty-minute walk through [...]

Groovy Thailand

The world was a groovy place before the Vietnam War. Thailand was cool. To see how cool go to this URL for 2bangkok.com http://2bangkok.com/2bangkok-1969-1969bangkoktraveller.html Or Check out Kwuan Tai Duew Luk Phen YOU SHOULD DIE BY BULLETS from Thailand on youtubes or Louis Kennedy – Poo Yai Lee on