Tag Archives: walking street

NIGHT ON THE TOWN

Back in 2012 I was in Thailand. I no longer resided in Pattaya. Too many Russians, retirees, and I preferred Sriracha up the coast, where I lived with my son Fenway and his beautiful Mom. Sriracha was a totally Thai town and I was comfortable drinking beer with Mam and playing with my son, but […]

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 […]

GIRLS LIKE GIRLS by Peter Nolan Smith

The political situation in Bangkok had gotten out of control in 2010. The red shirts controlled the city. The police did nothing. People called them daeng moh or watermelon. They were red on the inside. Thaksin was a fellow cop. The Army was in the hands of the old elite or phuu laak maak dee. […]

Five Excuses or Ha Khaaw-Gaae-Dtuaa

It’s Good Friday morning in New York. Christians are preparing to commemorate the crucifixtion of Christ at churches throughout the city. Catholics will chant the Rosary during the Stations of the Cross, as incense fumes from holy thuribles. I will attend none of these rites and neither will any farangs in Pattaya, for while I […]

The Old Pattaya Pier

Back in the 1990s Pattaya was a forgotten beach resort on the Gulf Of Siam. Mike’s Department Store was the tallest building and 3rd Road was dirt. Tourists boarded boats bound to Koh Lann at the beginning of Walking Street. Its terrible condition forced the city to build the Bali Hai Pier closer to the […]