I’m not sure where to put my travel experience, so I put it here.
My experience was that one can’t be soft in Thailand. The locals are often aggressively hungrier than hell to do a business transaction with you. Be very careful. Keep your wits about you. Carry very little money. Be skeptical. If there’s a question, there is no question. If something happens fast, or seems strange, back up, think.
Be very wary of Tiffany girls or Lady boys. I don’t care if some guy wants to be flaming gay, but some of them look like actual girls, and others are totally whacko.
They take hormones, grow “boobs” (which are extremely fleshy and unpleasant feeling), their voices seem to be higher, they stop growing facial hair, they wear perfume, make up, sexy clothes, have long hair, and adopt feminine body postures and mannerisms.
If you’re a homophobe you’ll dislike seeing some sexy looking person only to have them tell you that they’re a lady boy. The first one who walked up to me, fooled me. I thought “he” was clearly attractive, then he said he was a lady boy and I couldn’t believe it. I’m glad I’m not a homophobe, that would have messed with me.
My tour group went to a Tiffany Girl show: (Golden Dome Cabaret Show,252/5 Sol Yoocharern Rachadapisek Rd. Huaykwang Bangkok 10310 goldendomeshow.com)
From a distance, they looked like girls. Up close it was pretty clear they weren’t. One looked like a character from a tv show, so I thought I’d get my picture taken with “him/her”. He said, “her too”, and I said, “NO. Only one.” I was super clear, said it several times. I got my picture taken, and another one posed in the picture. I handed the one 100 baht, and the other one said “Me too!” I said, “No!” Finally I said, “OK, 20 baht or nothing.” Then the one I paid actually pushed me. Hard.
I don’t care if the tiffany girls are low paid and have to push hard for money (if that’s even the case), or if they’re just whacko. It was bad energy, and everyone I’ve talked to has had similar experiences with them. Saying it’s 40 baht for a picture, 100 to feel their “boobs”, agreeing to pay 40, then they grab your hand and put it on their “boob” then demanding 100 baht instead of 40, things like that.
Another tiffany girl stole around 6,000 NT from me (No, there was nothing sexual in any way, it’s complicated.)
My intention for writing this is to try to inform people of some of the scams you might encounter in Thailand or elsewhere, and to Blog it out.
Some Scams I’ve seen, learned of, and heard of, in Thailand and elsewhere
Be wary of places where you take your picture, people might come out of the woodwork and demand money.
Don’t feed birds, or take anything from anyone. Don’t let them put stuff in your hands, they’ll demand money.
Be careful of places where a bunch of scrumptious women are all sitting behind a huge pane of glass. It’s often 1600 baht for a 1.5 hour massage. But the women will make you so raging horny, you’ll want to pay more for sex. If you don’t pay more, they might be offended. (Some might say, what’s the problem here? he he he)
Don’t fall for “You won a prize” promotional krap. Obviously.
Be wary of people demanding money to use public toilets.
Don’t let a young looking girl into your hotel room. A cop or thug might rain hell on your parade no matter if you did something wrong or not.
Two girls (who looked about 14 or 15) tried to hook me.
Don’t get into a taxi where the meter isn’t working, don’t let the driver “forget” to turn it on. Try to avoid taxi’s, sometimes (in the Philippines for example), they take you halfway to point B, then demand double the money to take you out of the scarier than hell place you’re in.
Try to stay with a group of people. Thailand is a whole other world, totally different “rules” apply. While there I read a bunch of fu#$in scary stories in the newspaper, and saw some sobering books about the prisons there.
When you hear, “Where are you from?” for the 1,000th time, maybe don’t even respond, unless you want to pay for sex, or you want to buy something, or you want to try to pry yourself away from someone for 5 minutes.
Thailand is a whole other reality and world. Wild as hell (especially Pattaya Good guys go to heaven, bad guys go to Pattaya.) An experience like no other. Unbelievable potential either way.
I was exceptionally lucky to have gone to Thailand, it was great.
Again, my goal for writing this is to forewarn other people who might be as dull witted as I am.
If you’re thinking of insulting me, or what I’ve written in some way, there are many, many tall buildings you can jump off of. I’m not interested in arguing or receiving negative energy.
Other than that,
Let Freedom Ring! Hell yeah! and Fu#*in A!