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BANGKOK 14 November 2018 08:10

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So I just returned from the US last week to my condo overlooking the river.  Finally, felt like hitting the town.  Got a birthday coming up and an extra 400K THB in my wallet, as parents want to give away money before death.  Cleaned up my place, thinking a possible guest for the night. 

 

Arrived Sukhumvit about 7 pm.  Quite possibly my last trip ever to the area.  It isn't that something bad happened, it is more like absolutely nothing good happened.  It really made me homesick...for a decent place to do a few beers and meet some decent people.  Not even looking for a superstar..a nice middle aged single mom, who doesn't pick her nose in public and can do some light housework would be fine. 

The heat and traffic were unusually bad..well no kidding, I am used to it, grew up in DC and the traffic is like BKK without the motorbikes and people going to 711 in their pajamas.  I just wanted to start with a decent happy hour, as it takes me about five or six smalls to get rolling. 

 

Walked down SOI 4, nothing looked near tempting.  A few sausage parties, several transvestite reviews..but zero places with decent beer pricing (I don't even bother with booze, here).  Then, I actually walked into NEP.  Security was welcoming, as they are probably bored to death.  The place was somewhat clean and neat, compared to years passed.  But, not one single, solitary promo for beers.  It is like they are colluding on prices and discouraged from lowering them...ever.  Turned around and walked out. 

 

Walked to Asoke and back..did a few Heinekens at various 711, and had to bail.  I did have one less than memorable 80 THB small beer on SOI 7\1, but gee whiz, if you are in the sex business, you at least need some sexy girls (or even grandmas).  Hopped on the 2 bus, which took me to KSR, on my way home, and I won't even start on that...but 711 sell warm beers, so you will buy from the vendors out front at double price..so you can't even brown bag.  Jumped on the other bus and went home. 

 

Pissed twice the whole time I was gone.  The only bright spots being a couple of good places I spotted on the way home.  I can't imagine people taking long trips to indulge on Sukhumvit, although I did it years ago, and I honestly don't think it is me that changed.  I still love a good happy hour, drink less now, and have a lot more money, and stay in decent shape, complete with teeth, hair, and clean clothes.  It is a crying shame.  I know their rents are high, but the whole thing should have been moved years ago..good for Cheap Charlie's that they moved to On Nut...and that wasn't anywhere near the top of my lists for places to grab a beer...but it sure did beat the heck out of what is there now.

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I think you’ve changed.  I’ve lived in lower Sukhumvit for 6 years and love it.  First visited in 1992, It’s different now, no better or worse.  You have to know the good places to go.

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9 minutes ago, camble said:

I think you’ve changed.  I’ve lived in lower Sukhumvit for 6 years and love it.  First visited in 1992, It’s different now, no better or worse.  You have to know the good places to go.

Name one good happy hour.

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2 minutes ago, rossd said:

I thought you said the 400K came from your parents!

It runs in the blood, and that sure as hell isn't the first, last, or only 400k I have.

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1 minute ago, camble said:

OK, how about 90 baht drinks until 8 at Sharks on Soi Cowboy, and they have some hot dancers you can impress in the unisex restroom while their doing their hair. LOL

Their 90 THB drinks would only make me more sober.  30 ml?  Why not drink out of a thimble.  1200 THB Barfine?  Outrageous.

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Prostitution these days isnt really where its at .

Most people have moved on from that .

Go-go bars with prostitutes is old fashioned these days

Times moved on  

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47 minutes ago, camble said:

OK, how about 90 baht drinks until 8 at Sharks on Soi Cowboy, and they have some hot dancers you can impress in the unisex restroom while they’re doing their hair. LOL

I like it when you said, "they have some hot dancers you can impress in the unisex restroom while they are doing their hair."

Does it means you can deposit some sperms in their sperm receptacle. Pardon me if I am rude. Impress, I just couldn't get over that word. Never seen it used in this sort of manner.

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1 hour ago, sanemax said:

Prostitution these days isnt really where its at .

Most people have moved on from that .

Go-go bars with prostitutes is old fashioned these days

Times moved on  

This is not solely about prostitutes. In the past I used to frequent bars that had music, drinks and pretty girls that were there to draw in male customers as eye candy. The options were there to take the girls out, but on most occasions us lads used to just enjoy the bar atmosphere, have a few laughs over some drinks and with the girls. This now has become much more Commercialised, these places becoming pushy for drinks, the atmosphere of these bars being toned down and way, way over the top price wise. I have not visited a beerbar for years, total rip-offs and no longer value for money. As simple as that. 

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