Love Me Long Time - (Sex) Tourism in Thailand




SOME THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THAILAND

The King Makes it Rain
The King of Thailand perfected and holds the patent on a form of cloud seeding. He has designed bridges and dams and holds an engineering degree from Switzerland.
The King also plays the sax and composed the Thai national anthem. He built his own sailboat and is a talented oil painter.
He is the longest reigning monarch in the world. The Thai people love him and with many good reasons.
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Thai people start counting from when the Buddha was born, who came along before Jesus. A few other Asian countries also count from Buddha’s birthday, but they are all a few years apart.


Things You don't Know about Thailnd

The Clock Starts Over Every 6 Hours
You know the 12 hour clock, you’ve heard of the 24 hour clock, but you didn’t know that most of Thailand runs on a 6 hour clock that resets 4 times a day.
Never mind!
The phrase Mai pen rai (never mind) describes the country’s unofficial philosophy, capturing locals’ knack for keeping cool in taxing or annoying situations. In the grand scheme of things, why stress about trifling matters? Mai pen rai!
This laidback mindset goes hand-in-hand with an inherent sense of light-heartedness. Nothing is taken too seriously, and anything worth doing should contain some element of sanuk (fun)!
Sexual Tolerance


Thailand has long enjoyed a reputation for sexual tolerance, based more on non-confrontational (as opposed to progressive) attitudes. The country is very safe for GLBT travelers.
Transsexuals, also known as krathoeys or ladyboys, are highly visible in mainstream society, from scantily clad teens to high-profile celebrities.


Bodily Conduct
Based on Buddhist beliefs, the head is the most valued part of the body while the feet are the lowest, symbolizing attachment to the ground, a cause of human suffering.Shoes are to be removed before entering homes and religious structures.Touching someone’s head is highly offensive, as is raising your feet or pointing them at people or religious objects.
Versatile Greeting
The wai, or pressing your palms together at chest or nose level and bowing your head slightly, is a gesture that you will encounter almost immediately upon arrival in Thailand
National Pride
Over the past several decades, the government has introduced various practices to encourage nationalism.
Pedestrians, commuters, and students are required to stop or stand whenever this song is played.One example of this institutionalized patriotism is twice daily broadcasts of the national anthem.

Yadong - Thai ViagraYadong - Thai Viagra
Yadong is basically lao khao (“white whiskey” – a fiery rice spirit) in a glass jar or an old whisky bottle to which are added special herbs and, in the old days, the occasional dead animal such as a scorpion or a snake. Read More...






Just call it a 'cultural divide' but strange as it may seem, a favourite snack in Thailand, originally from the northeast of the country but now found everywhere, is a yummy plate of fried insects. Read More...





7 myths about traveling in Thailand

Not everyone is out to scam you. Nor is everything cheap. Here are some of the biggest misconceptions making the rounds 

1. The ice will kill you

Not many Thais drink tap water. Nor do they make ice with it, so there's really no need to spend your holiday drinking warm Coke. 
If you're worried about contamination, the safest thing to do is look for the circular ice cubes with a hole through the middle. These ones are made in a factory with filtered water and are perfectly safe for consumption.  
Most wait staff are so accustomed to tourists not wanting ice they automatically leave it out of drinks. On the other hand, many beer-drinking Thais like to toss a few cubes into their mugs so if you go to an outdoor bar the waitress will likely pass you a bucket of ice with your bottle of Singha.

2. All solo male travelers are sex tourists

If you’re male and traveling alone, don’t be surprised if people assume you’re in Thailand for sex. 
Even if you stay out of the red light zones, you may find yourself getting propositioned by ladies of the night. Or just on the receiving end of looks and winks from fellow travellers.  

3. Everyone is out to scam you

Sure, Thailand has its scam artists. And when the 99th Bangkok tuk-tuk driver has tried to get you into a suit shop or tells you the Grand Palace is closed, it can certainly feel like you’re in a nation of money-grubbing leeches whose sole purpose in life is to rob you blind. 
But if you head out of the major tourist zones and arm yourself with some pre-trip research on the most popular scams, you’ll find most Thais are an incredibly welcoming bunch, happy to give directions, practice their English or recommend their favorite dish.
This is particularly true in less-traveled regions like Isaan, in Thailand's northeast.
Thailand definitely offers good value, so long as you stay out of the luxury malls.

4. Everything in Thailand is dirt cheap

In the 1990s, you could find decent guestrooms in Bangkok for less than 10 bucks a night. Times have changed. The backpackers might still be there, along with some of Bangkok's cheapest rooms, but gentrified Khao San Road isn't the gritty center of bargains it once.   
That said, accommodation prices are still incredibly reasonable –- even the five-star brands cost far less than you’d pay in places like Tokyo, Hong Kong or Singapore. 
The thing to remember is that if you live like a local you can enjoy Thailand cheaply. That means eating street/shophouse food and not going to high-end nightclubs serving 400-baht cocktails.
As for shopping, if you want to hunt around for cheap goodies stick to the markets or bargain shopping malls like MBK and avoid the brand names.
You’re not going to find bargains on luxury goods in malls like Siam Paragon. In fact, you’re probably going to pay more than you would at home due to Thailand’s high import taxes
As wholesome as Thailand's full moon parties might appear, illicit substances have been known to make an appearance.

5. You can always buy your way out of trouble 

It has been said that some Thai police officers will accept a few wads of cash from drivers looking to get out of a traffic violation. Or worse.
But few of the boys in brown will pass up a chance to pounce on a tourist caught buying/smoking/snorting/smuggling drugs, particularly in party havens like Koh Pha Ngan, where illegal substances are known to be a big part of the full moon party culture. 
Most people have seen enough "locked up in Thailand" book covers and documentaries to know that drugs are illegal here, yet some still choose to take the risk and pay dearly.
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THAILAND SEX INDUSTRY


Technically, prostitution in the Kingdom has been illegal since the 1960′s but the Thai Government has encouraged it due to the vast amount of revenue it brings to the country’s economy. Truth be told Thailand has gained an international reputation for the mass availability of girls for sale and the nation has been referred to as “the brothel of the world.” So where did this all begin? Once a quiet fishing village, Pattaya was discovered during the Vietnam war as a destination for American soldiers to have a period of “rest and relaxation.” 


The soldiers referred to it as a period of “intoxication and intercourse.” The event initiated a prostitution boom which despite the city’s best efforts to “clean up” has persisted into present day. Inevitably the lucrative industry leaked across the country and earned Thailand its ( in)famous reputation. 






FRANCE 24 Reporters : Asia's sex industry

The holiday resort of Pattaya, in Thailand, was once the hub of sexual tourism. But today, it no longer attracts as many sex-seekers as it once did. Cheaper and more lax, neighbouring Cambodia is Asia's new temple of pleasure. France 24 takes you behind the scenes of the sex trade.





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