I headed back to Pattaya for another week exploring Sin City. It had only been 4 weeks since my last visit but I did notice a few changes. The beer bars along Beach road at 6pm had more patrons inside than the last time I was here. Heading up to Soi LK Metro via Soi 13 this is where there was a marked increase in tourist inside the beer bars. It really did take me by surprise. Some of the bargirls present do look like they have been working several years too many, yet these bars are busy. Early 40's, I just don’t see the attraction. These women are gold for the guys who like to knock back a beer or two.
Get in early and you might get lucky and find a couple of bargirls in their early 30’s that could be a bit of fun. Talking of fun if you want to take her from the bar then a barfine should set you back 400฿ and she will be with you until the morning for 1500฿. For under 2000฿ there's your girlfriend for the night…FFS.
I walked down Soi 9ish heading back towards Beach Road. This is where depression set in. I have no problem with stopping and staring at something or someone if slightly shocked at what I see. Here the demographic of the males inside the small beer bars appeared to be the down and outs from the West and would have looked out of place even for Beach Road. They all just sat alone talking to no one just looking into the obis. Each bar had 2 or 3 older bargirls working inside. This is who I felt slightly depressed for, not the guys inside. How could they end up working here? This is defiantly the end of the line for any bargirl.
Within a few minutes I enter Beach Road and I’m back on track. F….me I’m not walking down there again. There defiantly is an increase in freelancers hanging out along the beach side of the road. This time I am noticing more ladyboys the closer I get to Walking Street. There are some attractive freelancers in their early 20’s and a few not so good. They probably do okay since a few too many beers is a guys worst enemy, especially when walking past freelancers.
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