Category Archives: Nightlife

New Year’s Eve 2007 Pattaya

On the afternoon of December 31, 2007 heavy lorries, pick-up trucks and 125cc motorcycles with sidecars exited from the distributor at the end of my soi with thousands of beers every minute. Thousands of Thai and farang tourists were flocking into the city for the year’s final drunk in the beach resort’s countless bars, go-gos, […]

Christmas on Walking Street 2007

My 4 year-old daughter had a long Christmas Eve. Gifts in the morning. Khao Khio Zoo at noon and then a swim at the Shaba Hut pool.  By 7pm her eyes drifted together and weary muscles refused to support her weight. I carried Angie into the bedroom and laid her on the mattress. She fell […]

Snake Farm A Go-Go Sihanoukville

After several hours of drinking gin and tonic’s at the Zig Zag bar, Roland, the manager of the Angkor Inn, suggested a night cap at the snake farm. “Ze girls there dance with snakes.” Roland is French, hence the ze instead of the. “Lead the way.” Nick was a great admirer of the exotic arts. […]

ONLY A GAME by Peter Nolan Smith

In July of 1986 Argentina beat England in the quarterfinal of the World Cup on the ‘Hand of God’ goal by Diego Maradona. The referees ignored England’s protests over the obvious error in judgment to no avail and his team went on to beat West Germany 4-3 in the final. Few people in the USA […]

WALK LIKE A WOMAN by Peter Nolan Smith

Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT was a funny movie about two musicians hiding from the Mob in an all-women band and I didn’t think much about men dressing as women, until my next-door neighbor asked in his basement, “Who you think is prettier? Jack Lemmon or Tony Curtis?” “Neither.” The year was 1964 and […]