3 Things I HATE About Bangkok, Thailand

Considering all the places I’ve been to, Thailand resembles paradise the most. Sunshine year round, most things are cheap, oh, and plenty of hotties on the streets, in malls and hundreds of nightclubs and bars.

Pretty much all you can ask for, and it doesn’t surprise that people come back, year after year. Nonetheless, there’s a couple of things REALLY bothering me, something I need to address to maintain objectivity.

1. Dirty Streets

Any normal person would jump back shocked when a rat suddenly runs across the way. Sadly, there’s so many of them that I’ve gotten accustomed, it became the norm. The nasty thing is that you see them near the food stands on the street, right next to a family of cockroaches running around hysterically.

Besides safety, this is the main reason I only get fresh fruits and coconuts off the streets. These are inside plastic containers and refrigerated in fresh ice.

Hygiene-standards are superb in most bathrooms, but they’re beyond words on the streets. Besides, most places look run down. Not more than in London, or most large cities, but certainly not up to what I’m used to from Central Europe.

The malls look extravagant, but many places outside look more like a slum, with water dropping from the ceiling and dirt everywhere. Again, I am comparing to the super-clean standards I am used to – Bangkok is not THAT horrible!

2. Pushy Salespeople

Anyone coming to Bangkok will quickly be annoyed by people approaching you from all sides, everywhere, at any time. I’ve learned to cope with it and rarely walk on the sidewalk if there are massage ladies or – at night – ladyboys in sight.

If there’s no other option, I carry something like a plastic bag (pretending I was shopping), look at my phone or play with my camera in order to look distracted.

Being nice is one thing, but good luck keeping up that facade when you get aggressively approached 20 times in a matter of minutes.

Try walking on the streets instead and now you’re dealing with an endless stream of taxi drivers stopping or honking. Everyone wants to take you for a ride and make a couple of bucks, perhaps even more if they are able to convince you to go to a places where they earn commission.

Ignorance or a quick gesture is often enough to be left alone. Having taxis always nearby is great when you need them, otherwise it’s more annoying.

3. Accommodation

Sure, you get what you pay for and I probably could’ve gotten an extravagant place also. Nevertheless, I’ve switched places 3 times during my stay and they were 16, 24 and 26€ per night. Cheaper than any hotel, but not super cheap either.

Granted, you can still save a lot of money by booking an entire month, but I am still surprised that the quality-price ratio isn’t higher. Also, I have to get used to the Thai living standard, which is essentially people living in one giant room that resembles a hotel room, doesn’t have a kitchen and occasionally lacks air conditioning.

The conclusive rant is reserved for just that, air conditioning. It really sucks, you easily get a cold and the fan is too loud. Once you turn it off, you’re happy for half an hour until you start breaking a sweat.

I know it’s weird saying that when one of the benefits of coming to Thailand is the climate. The heat is fine at night when going out, but during daytime it’s unbearable, especially the humidity.

Thai Women – How They Are Different: Dating, Money, Hygiene

Is the stereotype true? Are Thai women only looking for $$$? Are they all hookers and prostitutes?

This is the aftermath of 3 weeks in Bangkok (my first trip a few years back) – still reflecting on the experiences made and yearning to be in bed with some of these hotties again. Now that I’ve had my fair share of encounters with Thai girls, I’ve gained an understanding of what they’re like and how they differ from their American counterparts.

No doubt, not all Thai women are like that. After all, I’ve mainly met girls from online dating – so-called “good girls”.

Are Thai Women Really Easier?

Without a doubt the question I get asked the most. People want to know if it’s worth going to Thailand if they have trouble getting laid enough at home. Initially, I said yes. Of course it’s easier – everyone knows this!

Reflecting on this question, I had to alter my question to an abundantly clear NO. This is a misconception many people have because it’s easier to get laid overall. Percentage-wise more women are interested in meeting you, but getting that one interested girl into bed is neither easier, nor more difficult than in a Western country.

Most women still have their objections and insecurities á la, “Can’t sleep with someone before feeling comfortable. Won’t have sex with you.” and this doesn’t change just because it’s Thailand.

Cleanliness/Hygiene

The super thing about Thai toilets is that every one of them is equipped with a health faucet –  a hand-held triggered nozzle – used to clean your ass and genitals. It’s as if you had just taken a shower and toilet paper is a thing of the past. Since coming back from Thailand a couple of weeks ago, I haven’t even thought about using toilet paper again.

Anyway, Thai girls used this to freshen up and some of them even cleaned their feet after entering my condo. I like this sort of hygiene and it’s certainly not what I am used to from women at home.

Money Greedy Whores

The picture I’ve had in my mind – girls just wanting to find another white guy paying for their shit! Thai women just want your money, it’s their only incentive for meeting you. You, their personal, walking ATM.

Fortunately, it didn’t take long for this misconception to clear. In fact, reality was quite different and it turned out that most girls were more than happy to pay for my food and meet a cute foreign guy at all.

These are the girls you find during the day, in malls and even online – the regular girl that would probably even feel bad taking money because she doesn’t want to see herself as a bar girl or hooker. I know, this was surprising to me as well.

Funny Sidenote: The first girl I’ve banged was actually so friendly, positive and open-minded, I thought she was a hooker and wanted money after sex. Turn’s out she wasn’t and didn’t even take money for the taxi.

Where Do Gold Diggers Lurk?

This is pretty obvious – in nightclubs or anywhere in the red light districts. Women that are out for money know that this is where it’s at as most guys hunt for pussy at these locations. When you’re out spending money on drinks, perhaps even making out with the girl, paying her to come home is only a baby step away.

During daylight, I can’t see any of this happening.

Common Insecurities

A typical question was whether I am lonely, have nobody else to hang out with, or really want to hang out with her. This sounds cocky, but some girls thought so highly of me that they probably couldn’t grasp that they were the first choice.

To be fair, this only happened a couple of times – 2-3 girls at best.

Yet another funny pattern I’ve noticed: I take a shower, dress up and meet the girl for the date. Shortly thereafter, we arrive at my place, she suggests I take a shower and then go to sleep.

Needless to say, I ignored this ridiculous request and ended up taking a shower together with the girl.

I’d rather kick the girl out of my condo before thinking about going to sleep alone.

Finally, this is something I am still note sure about. Most girls didn’t text me after sex, but were eager to come again when asked. Based on my experience, I think it’s safe to say they assumed I was busy and didn’t want to interrupt.

Bangkok Review – Inside Facts, Experiences & Thai Girls

While it’s impossible to capture the entire experience in written form, this is attempt to highlight the best moments, memorable occurrences and lay down the facts.

Period: April 14th – May 5th

Toward the end, staying for 21 days seemed a bit too long. 2 weeks might have been the sweet spot. When I went to Pattaya in January, I only stayed for 5 days and it felt too short – this time I overshot the mark.

Costs: ~1466€
  • Flight: 518.02€
  • Travel Insurance: 29.99€
  • Accommodation: 518€
  • Other: ~400€

The amount of money spent seems a lot, but when I consider the amount of experiences made (especially the sex), then I am happy with the investment. Finding a centrally-located condo at a good price was the biggest challenge and while I’ve switched accommodation 2 times during my stay, I never felt that it was actually worth the money.

Videos Published: 6

Shooting videos was a pleasure – especially with the new camera that I’ve invested in just days before going on my trip. The Qumox SJ4000 really is a great alternative to the more expensive and popular GoPro.

What I like about this tiny piece is that I can easily carry it in my pocket and use it in a variety of ways to record hidden camera footage. Bigger cameras and even smartphones aren’t suitable for this purpose.

Oh, yeah, and while I didn’t like the fish-eye lens initially it turned out to be great for filming infield action.

Thai Girls: 11

Great experiences with all of them, especially when it comes to escalating sexually. After my first pull didn’t end in sex, I decided to not waste time anymore and bring every single girl I meet during the day straight to my room. Out of 14 times, it worked 11 times and only 3 girls didn’t have sex with me.

1 of them had already planned to go out and was dressed up, another one had to leave early cause she had to work the next day.

Massive, massive learning experiences right here. First off all, it was amazing to see how much is actually possible. Before Thailand, I would’ve thought about having an actual date, getting to know each other and once we both feel comfortable going in for the kiss and sex thereafter.

Looking back, I am still a bit baffled that it’s possible that quickly. Three of the girls actually said that they can’t have sex before they feel comfortable and know somebody for a longer time, but still ended up having sex with me.

Risking rejection and just going for it was what I was most proud about myself. I read each situation and responded to the girl’s needs. None of the girls were “easy”, fully-aroused or dropped their pants once they entered the condo. They were regular girls and one of them was actually a bit shy and reserved, yet I still made it happen.

The Not-So-Good

I’ve found that once I had proved to myself that I could get girls, it seemed to be a waste of time to continue this path. Sex is fun but the process is something I don’t enjoy and distracts a lot from more important areas such as health, fitness and business.

No question, every girl was lovely and nice – probably better than most women in any western country. However, the moment fucking was over and after a couple of minutes of cuddling, I just wanted to be left alone and continue with my personal stuff.

Ironically, after fucking more girls than ever, I am now more in favor of paying for sex. Having slept with 13 “regular” girls and probably the same amount of hookers, I can’t find major differences. Sex feels the same and is definitely less complicated with prostitutes.

Whether it’s a good girl or hooker, bad experiences are unavoidable and part of life.

My Top 4 Moments in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is a vibrant, international city that never really sleeps. Alright, before midday there’s not much going on, but from then on things usually turn crazy. There’s many memorable moments – here are the highlights of my 3 week stay in Thailand’s capital.

1. Transsexual Porn Actress – After my first night out, I couldn’t be bothered spending money on a taxi and decided to wait until the underground starts running again at 6am. Needless to say, there were still plenty of hookers on the streets and I happened to watch a fat Aussie guy arguing with a bunch of bar girls and their mamasan.

Standing there by myself, I was the perfect victim for ladyboys and their pushy attempt to sell sex services. There’s always the odd ladyboy that is rude and actually physically aggressive and this was the case here too. However, the boss of this group seemed pretty nice.

A very sexy and nice girl (yes, girl with dick) – half Thai, half Russian. She offered to give me a ride home if I were to fuck her. I politely declined.

2. 50 Year Old Israeli – Just a couple hours earlier, I was watching people in front of Nana Plaza and noticed the guy next to me recording the entire scene. He started chatting me up by warning about ladyboys and eventually get got talking and walked around in the area. Some of the places we went to were pretty interesting you know, cheap hourly hotels and places for sex and quality girls (at discount prices).

He’s an avid traveller and has been to Bangkok for the first time 15 years ago and had lots of inside knowledge to offer. One of the rather interesting places was a bar in the basement filled with young girls working as freelancers (part-time prostitutes) catering to (mainly) Japanese men. During my first visit, I was confused because the girls weren’t working for the bar but were all standing in one line.

The waiter confirmed that these were regular girls looking for some extra cash, “You pay them to make you feel good.”

3. Ladyboys – They definitely deserve an article on their own because when you’re in Bangkok, you can avoid getting in contact with ladyboys. There’s so many on the streets and most of them are quite aggressive in their approach. Probably the weirdest moments were whenever I saw a guy my age (in his twenties) go with a ladyboy.

This isn’t something I would try sexually – although I am very open for most heterosexual. Some ladyboys are incredibly, incredibly hot – I am talking about 10/10.  The sad thing is whenever you see a really hot girl, it usually is a man.

When asked, many say they are a lady. “No, I am a lady…. lady with dick.”

4. Girl Needs Taxi Money – When I went out clubbing, I got drunk for the first time in about a decade. It was a fun experience, but not something I would repeat in the future. When the clubs closed down, we were all standing outside talking shit to a bunch of girls.

One girl seemed semi-interested but really drunk, but both my friends that talked to her were out of action – due to a painful STD and too much alcohol. They hinted that she wanted to bang and suggested I take the girl. So, I lifted her up and carried her to the next taxi, all while asking whether or not she was a hooker.

I wouldn’t have asked this hadn’t we been to a club that is know for being filled with hookers.

That question made her angry and it seemed to ruin things, or so I thought. I walked away and she asked me to come back and got in a taxi with me. Arriving at my place, she asked for 300 bath (~8€) in the morning for the taxi ride home. Since I had just fucked another girl hours before, I felt cocky enough to decline and walk away.

A similar scene happened on my second night clubbing. I took a girl out of the club, she offered to give me a ride home but wanted to make a “deal” once we were in the car. I wasn’t willing to pay anything and walk away here too.

From sleeping security personnel to a girl squirting in my shower – there’s more things that happened, but I reserve these moments for another time.