|You can still visit Soi Cowboy... though many bars may be closed|
But of course I still drop by my beloved Bangkok ever so often. And I've been getting tons of emails as well as commentors from perverts wondering if the coast is clear for a visit to the naughty nightlife of Thailand.
And the most questions I've been getting of course is if Bangkok or Pattaya is safe to visit for messing around with Thai hookers.
The easy answer so far is yes. There are no tanks on the streets and snipers on the roofs. As far as I know. Plus hotel rates in Bangkok and Pattaya are feeling the pain as tourists are steering clear so now's a pretty good time to book hotel rooms.
Only thing you have to deal with so far are anti-government protestors who are no threat to tourists. They just camp out in major intersections blocking traffic. If you take a look at the Asoke Sukhumvit junction where Soi Cowboy is located where protestors have made camp (see pic above).
There are more protestors on the weekends though. So maybe you might want to avoid Soi Cowboy.
On the other hand Nana Plaza which is not far at all from Soi Cowboy remains protestor free as of of writing. But I don't think they'll make camp at Nana any time at all.
About Pattaya? Well that famous sin city by the beach is seeing an influx of sex tourists so you might be better off spending most of your time there while staying less in Bangkok. Pattaya is still not as busy though as many travelers are staying clear of Thailand.
The go go bars and massage parlors in Bangkok are less crowded. But girls are still working. So you might have a better chance of scoring better looking girls since competition is scarce. Plus the soapies of Huay Kwang and oil massage parlors of Phrom Phong are unaffected by all the political nonsense.
A couple of last notes there are changes on the go go bar scene so I will be updating my maps. Also apologies for not answering your emails and comments. I try my best to get through all of them but it's hard. But I will pick up on this blog as quick as I can.