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4 rules for western women who want to socialize in Bangkok

Here at WoWasis, we always like monitoring what’s being said about male-female socialization in Asia, and we find one of the more interesting bloggers is Jenna, who writes out of Taiwan.  She’s written a post today on how western women do (or do not) socialize in Asian countries, with a number of interesting observations and […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee on a trip to a Soapy Massage Parlor

editor’s note: for more on the nuts and bolts of the soapy massage experience, read WoWasis’ post on soapy massages For many years I have partied in Bangkok the traditional western way, which is to spend a great deal of my time in go-go bars and beer bars.  These places are filled with western men, […]

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WoWasis book review: Frank Visakay’s ‘Jasmine Fever’

In the experience of those of us here at WoWasis, most expat writers who have complimentary things to say about Thai women contrast them with disparaging views of Western women in general and Yank women in particular. Frank Visakay, a former New York chef, has penned a book that’s a hoot for guys who love the […]

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WoWasis nightlife review: Ladyboy bars in Bangkok’s Nana Entertainment Plaza

Ladyboy entertainment establishments are all over Bangkok. At Bangkok’s massive three-story Nana Entertainment Plaza on Sukhumvit Soi 4 (BTS Skytrain Nana station), there are a large number of adult-oriented gogo bars and beer bars, each catering to its own distinctive clientele. Four of these are ladyboy bars. WoWasis readers have been asking more about these […]

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WoWasis comes clean: What’s a Thai soapy body-to-body massage? How does it work, and where do I get one?

My goodness, did we get some responses to our recent men’s spas in Thailand and soapy massage and museum on same day blog posts! Many of those writing were curious as to how these soapy body-to-body massage spas are operated, and how they can get one. We’re going to tell you how these soapy massage […]

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Museum & soapy massage the same day: a must for Bangkok museum-goers?

Over the past several months, veteran Bangkok museum-goers have been raving to WoWasis about a museum experience that might be unique to Bangkok: a morning visit to a museum, followed by an afternoon soapy body-to-body massage. This occurs because the venerated Suan Pakkad Museum and the Chao Phya 2 and J One soapy massage parlors […]

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Bangkok’s soapy massage spa experience: who they serve and where they are

Bangkok’s multistory standalone soapy spas have parking lots, and often have full service bars and karaoke lounges, unlike most smaller Storefront Spas.  They occasionally have curtained-off individualized carports to ensure privacy.  Many of these establishments will offer masseuses providing different massage services, at varying price points.  Spa management have indicated to WoWasis researchers that their […]

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US drug enforcement funds going to Bangkok girly bars?

Thousands of beer bottle coolers (known in Bangkok as “beer condoms”), in all probability funded by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),  have been distributed and remain in hundreds of Bangkok go-go bars, beer bars, and hotel bars in the aftermath of Operation Hot Spot. This law enforcement inititaive was launched as a joint […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee on gals both good and whacko

It was my first trip to Thailand. Actually, it was my first trip to Southeast Asia. I was 37 years old, had been to Latin America, North America and Western Europe but had yet to venture into the Far East.  I can still recall that after 37 years of American women, I had pretty much […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee’s 10 rules for being a bar girl

When I first started writing this column I explored the top ten rules for dealing with regular gals as well as a top ten for surviving with bar gals.  I received a lot of positive feedback from both readers and close mates of mine who have to be constantly bombarded by my rants and unsolicited […]

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