Category Archives: Pattaya

Plastic Paradise

Pattaya now versus this scene in 1972 No jet skies, no beach chair mafia, no plastic bags. And I was 20 years old, so no grey hair or midriff spread either. Thirty years ago the Old Roue visited Jomtien for seaside romance with a bargirl from Walking Street. “It was sunrise. The sea was gin-clear […]

Wonderful World of Yesteryear

www.2bangkok.com published this color photo on their website. The caption said ‘Chonburi’. I have pinpointed its location to Wongamat Beach in Naklua. If only it was like that now. The problem was only few people could foresee the future and one of them was Mr. McGuire in the film THE GRADUATE. Mr. McGuire: I just […]

Drinking Yourself To Death

Every week the Pattaya Media highlights another farang leaving this mortal coil from suicide. Favorite methods of self-demise tend to be jumping from a condo, poison, or hanging yourself with a plastic bag around your head, but few people ever comment on the most popular technique ie drinking yourself to the grave, since the process […]

LOVE YOU LONG TIME – CHAPTER 4 by Peter Nolan Smith

The staff of the front desk at the Malaysia remembered my room. I washed up and went to Kenny’s Bar. He wore my ring. The girls were older, but the beer was cold. The ex-pats told the same stories as always and Fat PatI stayed a night and in the morning called Sam down in […]

LOVE YOU LONG TIME – CHAPTER 2 by Peter Nolan Smith

The Garuda 747 landed in Biak. The large island dominated the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago. The slate blue bay of Cendrawasih mirrored the equatorial sky. Males went naked except for a gourd on their penis. They played guitars. I stayed at an old Dutch hotel opposite the airport. I watched the Buster Douglas-Mike […]