The Thai authorities have claimed they are going to clean up tourism in Thailand. Specifically, they are going to clean up tourism related to the sex trade. My own understanding of the law relating to prostitution in Thailand is that it is illegal. But the finer points of the law defining, specifying what an act […]
Pattaya Life and Living in Pattaya
This category contains many factual and informative posts, but many are critical, opinionated, or even humorous. Topics range from sex tourism to driving in Pattaya, and cover many weird and wonderful facets of everyday life in Pattaya.
This is a trip report. I am not going to include details of visa requirements, visa types, or how many days you will be permitted to stay in Thailand. Visa rules and regulations change frequently in Thailand, I will only include details of my own visa situation. For up to date information regarding your own […]
The most frightening taxi ride I have experienced in Thailand was a journey from Bangkok Hualamphong train station to Pattaya. The vehicle was a mini van, the driver was a male. There was 6 of us in the van. I’m not sure if the van actually became airborne, but the tires screeched in a very […]
Haggling, or “bartering” as some people call it, is an essential skill you must use if you want to get the best value for your money in Pattaya. Knowing how, where and when to haggle will not only save you money, it will leave you feeling satisfied, and it’s a very fun way to interact […]
This was my second visa run from Pattaya to Savannakhet, and once again I obtained a non immigrant ‘o’ 1 year multiple entry visa. Different circumstances and schedule than my previous visa run, this time there is no same day application and processing in Savannakhet. And my traveling companion must be out of Thailand on […]