Category Archives: farangs

Why Men Come To Pattaya – 2012

I received this email from my friend Paul Brissman When girls don’t put out!! This was written by a guy … it’s pretty damn smart. Girls — Please have a sense of humor! I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ so much. And I never have figured out […]

Berlin Wall a la Pattaya

The Berlin Wall fell in November of 1989. Several years ago a German expat in Pattaya tried to recreate one of many escape attempts over the infamous barrier between East and West by trying to evade police by leaping over a concrete wall topped by barbed wire in a state of nakedness. Stasi Police would […]

NAPS OF THAILAND by Peter Nolan Smith

When a Chinese general was asked about the defeat of the People’s Army by the Vietnamese in 1979, he replied, “We get up at 5am and they get up at 4.” The draconian work ethic of NVA seemed to have been sapped by the torrid climes closer to the equator, because Thais and Laotians are […]

In Honor of Lassitude

Written Sept. 1, 2013 Back in 2008 the BBC broadcast a story about a Bogota Museum honoring laziness with a week-long exhibition dedicated to a deeper understanding of lethargy. At last lassitude has achieved respect by intellectuals who too often have downplayed its importance to human existence. Throughout the 80s and 90s my Sundays were […]

Dr. Quack’s At Your Service

While living in Pattaya during the 00s, I ate a few farang restaurants; Scoby’s Pizza on Sai 3, Cap Breton on Soi Concrete, Toscana on Beach Road, and my favorite Big Al?s Taco Stand. I’ve been partial to South of the Border cooking ever since discovering its culinary values at the El Phoenix Lounge on […]