Did some more walking around yesterday. The mission: Find an ATM that has an English interface and replenish my dwindling supply of Thai baht. Third try was magic.
Had a couple of brews and a nice massage. Took a nap and headed out to Soi Cowboy to see the sights. Oh boy.
I’m not a fan of the “go-go” bar scene in general. Watching young women “dance” in bikinis is just plain ass boring. I had a beer in a bar called Dollhouse and was shocked and a little disgusted when the girls removed the bikinis and danced totally nude. I’m sorry, but leaving nothing to the imagination is just not sexy in my opinion. One beer and I was out of there.
Back on the street I found a nice beer bar and had a very pleasant conversation with my waitress. First Thai I’ve met that could speak reasonably good English. I rewarded her with a couple of lady drinks which made her night.
I started walking back to my neck of the woods. Felt sorry for a couple of the beggars I saw on the street. A young mother and her filthy child and a young girl of maybe 12 laying on the sidewalk with a cup in front of them and eyes that begged in a way words could never convey. I handed out 100 baht notes like candy but it didn’t make me feel much better.
I passed by Nana Plaza and popped into Hooters for more beer and people watching.
A beer and some chicken tenders and I was out of there. Well, they screwed up my tab but we eventually got that sorted out. Finished the night with the best massage I’ve had thus far. Over tipped the masseuse, bet hey, it’s only money and it made her night.
At breakfast this morning the TV was blaring CNN “news” about the debate. I asked the manager to turn it off and he graciously did so. Then we had a very nice non-political chat. He’s originally from Romania and is also a fan of the low-carb lifestyle. Heh, we are even Facebook friends now! Anyway, he gave me some pointers on where to stay in Pattaya which was much appreciated. I’ll be heading down there in an hour or so.
Well, at least in Pattaya I can look at the ocean instead of the dancing girls.
Life is grand.